Commonwealth in Holyoke

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The city of Holyoke, located in northeastern Colorado demonstrates all 12 of the key commonwealth assets: Arts & Culture, Foodshed, Leisure & Recreation, Renewable Energy, History, Health, Education, Soil & Mineral Cycle, Water Cycle, Wildlife & Natural World, and Sense of Place. But, our agriculture based community especially showcases these assets during the Phillips County Fair. During the fair, our community comes together to support everyone, but especially the youth of our community. While doing so, we demonstrate all 12 Commonwealth Assets and two of them, Foodshed and Leisure & Recreation, strike me the most.

At the fair, there is entertainment for everyone. While you’re there, you can connect with friends, grab a bite to eat, and then watch the live entertainment. The live entertainment at the fair includes stock car racing, bull riding, entertainment for the kids, and more. There is also a parade where 4-H, FFA, and many other clubs and local businesses could support the community.

There is tons to do at the fair, but the main attractions are the animals. The youth who have animals prepare all year long for the Phillips County Fair, and during fair week they finally get to showcase all of their hard work. Many people come to the sale where they can purchase animals to later use as food. This is a great example of one of the 12 Commonwealth Assets, Foodshed. The production, processing, and distribution elements of this asset are all shown during and leading up to the fair.

The Phillips County Fair is a great attraction for community members to come together and support each other, all while demonstrating the 12 Commonwealth Assets.

The FFA Float in the Parade
The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce’s Ice Cream Truck at the Fair