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Lisa Allmendinger on June 26th, 2017

Do you like people? Do you like having fun? Like organizing? Want to be involved in your community? If you answered yes to all those questions, then becoming the new Chelsea Community Fair Ladies Day Superintendent is the volunteer opportunity for you, says Mary Tobin, who recently stepped down from the volunteer position to take […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 18th, 2017

It’s still a few months away but with the temperatures rising, there’s no better time to remind folks that tick-tock, tick-tock the greatest event in Chelsea is fast approaching. OK, so I admit my bias toward this event, but when it comes to the community reconnecting, nothing tops the Chelsea Community Fair, which will take […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin Eileen Katakowski has been involved with the Chelsea Community Fair for 10 years, including her role as a fair superintendent. Now she is retiring to babysit her granddaughters, who live in California. But she promises that she will return to the fair. “We have had a great bunch of people to work […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 2nd, 2016

(Publisher’s note: I tried. Really I did. But not everyone who was at the meeting can be seen in this photo. I’m so sorry to those who were hidden from sight in this photo.) Earlier this week, Rick Boham, president of the Chelsea Community Fair Board and Jeanne Trinkle, fair board treasurer, attended the Chelsea […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.) Beginning Sunday, the Chelsea Kiwanis Club will be at the hotdog trailer, which faces the main arena at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds. Kiwanis members will be serving food from morning ’till night all week long at the 79th annual edition of […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 15th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank David Knisely for this story from The Chelsea Herald dated 10-16-1890, which was researched online through historical newspapers at the Chelsea District Library.) A large number of farmers and village people at the Chelsea Fair were heard complaining that there was not much to see. When asked if they […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Chuck Armstrong for the information in this story.) This year’s 79th annual Chelsea Community Fair takes place from Aug. 23-27 and the Chelsea Lions Club is once again looking for folks to be dunk tank sitters for their fundraiser. If you sat last year, we would again like to […]

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If you missed Wednesday night’s Extra Virgin Americana, a cooking show on the Cooking Channel, you missed a fun segment on the Demolition Derby, which was filmed at the 2015 Chelsea Community Fair. A segment of the show features scenes from the fair, several of the Fair Board members and the popular demo derby. You […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 1st, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.) At the last Chelsea Kiwanis meeting, Cindy Triveline, race coordinator for Run for the Rolls spoke about the benefit the event is to the community and went over the route the one mile and the 5K would take. She announced that […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 15th, 2015

Although this year’s 78th Annual Chelsea Community Fair doesn’t officially get underway until Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Chelsea-Dexter School District Lamb Club kids were at the fairgrounds Monday night for some pre-fair pointers. Superintendents Lisa Lutchka and Judy Hermosillo told the lamb club kids that they should be working with their lambs, leading them around […]

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