LIFESTYLE

Henry County Fair not popular, gas prices a mixed bag - Galva News polls

Doug Boock

The Henry County Fair has a long, rich history. But most respondents to a Galva News poll say they never attend the fair.

Sixty-two percent of respondents to the poll, which ended at galvanews.com on June 29, said they never attend the Henry County Fair, which returned to Cambridge last week. Twenty-five percent of voters said they rarely attend the fair, and only 12 percent say they attend it annually.

In another poll – which ended on June 22 – response was mixed regarding a question about high gasoline prices affecting people’s travel plans this summer. Eighty percent – 40 percent each – of respondents said gas prices are a) causing them to skip summer vacations this year or b) to not cause them to avoid taking a long-distance summer vacation.

Twenty percent of respondents said they are planning to travel a much shorter distance than normal this summer for vacation, due to gas prices.  

This week’s question asks readers about their response to former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on many legal charges. Vote at the homepage of galvanews.com.