A new approach to fundraising for the Morgan County Fair took place earlier this month. The first ever Morgan County Fair Gala was held to publicly kick off work for the 2017 Morgan County Fair and to raise some excitement and create buzz for this summer’s annual fair. The evening featured cocktails and entertainment, followed by dinner, music and a silent auction. Monies raised from the silent auction are to “benefit youth events and programs of the fair, as well as a scholarship,” noted information about the event. It was cocktail attire and the room at Hamilton’s was full of sparkles and support for this year’s fair. Around the room were displays about volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, as well. The entertainment to kick off the evening was a performance by some of the 2016 Morgan County Fair’s talent show winners. Fair royalty were present, as well.