The Mason Dixon Fair is the essence of community.
Over the past 13 years, what used to be the non-descript Delta Carnival has blossomed into a centerpiece of enjoyment and pride that further ties some of the northern Harford County communities with those in the Delta, Pa., area.
"It's very nice," Dawn Lupica, of Fallston, said about the fair in a story by Kayla Bawroski published Friday in The Aegis. "It feels very country and down home."
Those are the words fair organizers have to be pleased to hear because that's pretty much its intent. Sadly, one of those missing from this year's fair is the late Douglas Farrington, who was quite the community man, not only helping lead the way on the growth of the fair, but also serving as president of the Delta-Cardiff Fire Company. Mr. Farrington died last August of a heart attack. His wife and children received the accolades last week for all he had done for the fair as he was posthumously named the 2010 Mason-Dixon Fair Person of the Year.
"Without him, we wouldn't be where we are today," Jeff Griffith, president of the Mason-Dixon Fair, said.
A week-long event, the Mason-Dixon Fair has become something valued by many and the late Mr. Farrington and numerous others have done well with the continuing success of the Mason Dixon Fair.