fair is also an annual celebration of community

Lennox Agricultural Society cancels Napanee Fair

The Napanee Fairgrounds will sit quiet this August.

The Lennox Agricultural Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this year Napanee Fair, which would have marked the event 189th year running.

really sad, Carol McKinley, a member of the Lennox Agricultural Society who has served as secretary treasurer and president in the past, said on Wednesday. are so many people who look forward to making all their things, submitting them and seeing how they go in competitions. I feel totally lost right now. It a year long process of organizing. That fair ends and we planning for the next one. fair is one of several local community fairs that won take place this summer, including the Kingston Fair and the Odessa Fair.

## ## An email chain among fair board members on May 1 led to the decision to cancel.

two people wanted it to run, and the rest said no, current Lennox Agricultural Society president Leonard Austin said. the circumstances, we figured that people would be too scared to come out, with social distancing. Lennox Agricultural Society owns and maintains not only the fairgrounds but also the old York Street arena next door. The society rents out the fairgrounds and the arena for multiple events and clubs to use during the year.

Many of those regular and annual events are already cancelled, including weekend rolling skating that was taking place inside the arena all winter, as well as the annual Napanee Country Jamboree and Voodoo RockFest, Austin said.

McKinley believes the fair may have been cancelled during some war years, but otherwise, the event has been a community fixture for nearly two centuries.

She said it is an important part of the community.

raises agricultural awareness that we don see often, she said. can come to the fair and see how many different types of cows or chickens there are. You just don get that much. fair is also an annual celebration of community farming, where livestock producers, gardeners and more can not only show off their hard work but also be together.

can take some pride in showing the community what they do, bring the community into their world, McKinley said.

Though some discussions took place about online events this summer, McKinley said the board decided against it.

weren sure how it would go, she said. is in disarray. We don know what our outlook is for the future or how this is going to play out. year fair will ideally be back, bigger and better.

It definitely not a good thing

## ## LeBron James has off night shooting

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, defends Miami Heat forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday.(Bloomberg) There’s little debate over just how hideous the NBA’s sleeved jerseys are, but now questions are being raised over whether they hinder one’s shooting.After LeBron James posted his second worst shooting performance of the season Thursday night, the Miami Heat star suggested that the sleeves had affected his play. The jerseys are designed at Adidas America in Portland.”I not making excuses, but I not a big fan of the jerseys,” James said following his team 111 87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. “Every time I shoot it feels like it just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don have much room for error on my jump shot. It definitely not a good thing.”It too small a sample to derive any definite conclusions, but James shooting stats in the three games in which he wore the sleeved jerseys aren pretty. Thursday night against the Spurs, he shot 6 for 18 from the field including 0 for 3 behind the arc. He fared better in the Christmas Day game against the Los Angeles Lakers, going 7 for 14 from the field, but still failed to sink a single three pointer in four attempts. Similarly, in this year All Star Game, he shot 11 22 but went 0 for 7 in threes. This is a guy who is shooting nearly 58 percent from the floor on the season and just came off a ridiculous 61 point performance in which he nailed 22 of 33 shots and 8 of 10 threes.James isn alone in his sleeve disdain. In a poll conducted last month, Bleacher Report found that 19 of 21 players surveyed were against the jerseys. “I think our sport is tough to have stuff on your shooting arm with shooting being so key,” an unnamed center said. speedskating team wondered if its incredibly poor showing was due to its new Under Armour suits. As we saw then, it doesn really matter if the clothing actually affects play the perception that it might is simply enough. Athletes are such creatures of habit that any change to their routine could throw them off. Just the thought that a speedskating suit can slow you down or a sleeve can constrict your shooting arm could impact one state of mind.Unfortunately, don’t expect the NBA to revert to its previous, fully sleeveless state anytime soon. As the league and sponsorship partnerAdidashad hoped, the jerseys are selling extremely well, perhaps validating their initial reasoning that no matter how ugly, sleeved merchandise is more socially acceptable and can be worn when going out. (To where, I have no idea.) As such, the NBA has chosen to feature the sleeves in most prominent and marketed events, such as Christmas contests, the All Star Game and the Noche Latina series.It should be noted that the NBA players union reportedly receives half of all merchandise sales, and thus has a stake. Sal LaRocca, executive vice president of global merchandising for the NBA, insists that if the players are really unhappy, the league will cease to use the jerseys in games. I guess we see if the union decides a few extra million dollars is more important than its members shooting percentage. Kavitha A. Davidson, Bloomberg View columnistRegistration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.

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