Not having a fair due to the pandemic apparently left a lot of area residents with a bit of an empty feeling in 2020, but they more than made up for it last week. Big crowds enjoyed the 74th Annual Crawford County Fair, which was held at Hood Park in Cuba July 13-17, thanks in part to some of the best weather the event has had in decades.
Crawford County Head Start will be hosting a Community Health and Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 28, at Recklein Auditorium in Cuba from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be free food, face painting, a bounce house, animals, school physicals, dental screenings, COVID shots, and more.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, will be visiting Cuba as part of their statewide Bicentennial Tour on Tuesday, July 27.
Baylee Marquez, of Cuba, was crowned the 2021 Crawford County Fair queen following the talent competition and pageant held Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds in Hood Park. Sophie Case was first runner-up and the second runner-up was Addison Smith.
The city of Cuba is planning to do about $400,000 in road improvements during its 2021-22 fiscal year, with the bulk of the work due to be completed this summer. Funds for the projects were included in this year’s budget, which was approved by the city council in late June and began on July 1.