RIDGEFIELD — Shortly after stepping off a C-Tran bus Wednesday at the Clark County Fair, Vancouver resident Dennis Hall had no trouble listing reasons why he and Sylvia Hall ditched the car to travel to the event.
Every year the Clark County Fair is filled with familiar sights and sounds. The Harbor Patrol Jazz Band is an enduring entertainment fixture at the fair, as the ensemble gets ready to play its 20th year. You can hear the Harbor Patrol Jazz Band performing at 1, 2, 3, 4:15 and 5:20 p.m. today, Sunday and Aug. 14-16, near the East and West ends, in the Exhibition Hall lobby and in front of the South Hall buildings.
With the temperature climbing past 90 by mid-afternoon Friday, Jim and Donna Warren climbed into the air-conditioned comfort of a C-Tran bus.
The Vancouver couple, bound for the Clark County Fair, had eschewed the fairgrounds parking lot and instead pointed their car to the 99th Street Transit Center in Hazel Dell.
When folks arrive at the Clark County Fair and park on the grass of those pretty, rambling hills around it, the first people they often see are wearing big hats and using transportation systems that have only one horsepower, which is a lot if you've ever seen a rodeo.
"We're the greeters, essentially," said Brent Skill, captain of the Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol, while taking a break from his duties on Thursday evening.