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7 > Image 7 of 43rd Annual Exhibition of the Colored A. & M. (Agricultural and Mechanical) Fair Association; Lexington, Kentucky; September 10-14, 1912

Announcement Our aim in giving this our forty-third annual fair is the t same as in former years, to give our patrons the best possible _ variety of amusement for their money and to mak_e it a most y Y enjoyable event. In our endeavors to do so we are given in- Q _ valuable aid by our numerous white friends, who do every- thing in their power to contribute to our success. We thank i Z- them with our whole hearts, and will do all in our power to T show them that their many favors are highly appreciated. ; A? As usual, our premium lists are liberal and will attract Q the best there is in the Blue Grass and out in competition for , l the numerous prizes. Floral Hall will this year surpass in 5 every way all previous records in all their many departments. I The prizes are more valuable this year than on former occa- Q sions, and the rivalry for them will doubtless be unusually j A keen. I " Our racing program, in all the divisionsrunning, trot- V 8 ting and pacingwill be the best in the history of the asso- fp ciation, and some high class racing will surely be witnessed. . ; . Owing to the great number of high class Amusement g Companies now traveling, the Association has been able to A {I secure one that is the equal of any now on the road, and one t that contains features that will be of interest to both old and - T; young. There will be nothing permitted on the grounds that j will be the least offensive or detrimental in any way. Spindle E wheels, bird cages, and, in fact, all gambling devices will be 1 L strictly under the ban and not allowed to operate on any part of the grounds. The free features this year will be the L best yet seen at one of these fairs, and is sure to prove a de- j Il cided hit with all who are so fortunate as to witness them. i 1 Hamiltons Military Band of thirty pieces, under the . ` direction of Professor James Wilson, admittedly one of the { best bandmasters in the country, will be heard in daily con-