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New welcome sign adorns county veterans memorial at fair

CANFIELD — A handful of veterans worked at the Mahoning Veterans Memorial log house last week to install a new sign prior to the start of the 175th Canfield Fair.

The sign will be placed near Green Drive in front of the log cabin.

“The Mahoning Veterans Memorial members raised funds to obtain a new sign,” said MVM President Fred Schrock. “Bud’s Signs in Youngstown made the sign.”

He said the goal is to have a second sign made to place on the back side of the cabin facing state Route 46. He said that one wouldn’t be done for this fair, however.

The MVM Log House is the primary focus of the Mahoning Veterans Memorial. The house is 200 years old and was donated by the Elmer Riehl family from Columbiana.

Schrock said the house will be open during the fair and will serve as the center of the veterans’ displays. On the north side of the structure, various veterans’ organizations will be set up along with a variety of antique military vehicles.

On the south side of the log house, Schrock said local Civil War re-enactment groups will set up a typical camp from the 1860s and will be on hand to answer questions about life during that era.

jtwhitehouse@vindy.com

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