In a show of support for Wharton County and all those who endured the wrath of Hurricane Harvey last fall, the Wharton County Youth Fair chose #WhartonCountyStrong as the theme for their 42nd annual fair. The board also decided to sell t-shirts with the theme logo printed as a fundraiser for the victims still recovering from the aftermath.
Earlier this month, WCYF President Rodney Jedlicka presented Wharton County Recovery Team administrator Pattie Odom with a $1,000 check from the proceeds of the t-shirt sales.
“Wharton County endured so much last year as a result of Harvey and the ensuing flooding,” Jedlicka said. “We wanted to do something to recognize the fact people were still recovering and make a monetary contribution to an organization helping these people.
“Wharton County is a strong community and we are proud to be a part of the recovery efforts,” he said,
The fairground facilities also served as a shelter and holding area for livestock, pets and supplies during the time of Hurricane Harvey.