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Late Herkimer County Fair President honored by friends and family

Following his funeral, friends, and family of the late Richard Elthorp honored him today with a celebration of life party at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.

Posted: Oct 10, 2020 12:05 AM

FRANKFORT, N.Y. --- Following his funeral, friends, and family of the late Richard Elthorp honored him today with a celebration of life party at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.

Richard was the president of the Herkimer County Fair Association for 25 years and a member for over 50 years. He passed away on Monday due to medical complications.

"He was just an amazing man, he would be there for advice, he'd be there to yell at you. He would tell everyone to get to work, he was just an amazing man. We were all family, he would be dearly missed," said Kathy Ostrander.

The family would like to thank the American Firework's Company for donating their time to put on a great fireworks show at the end of the night.

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