Fox's Final Fair
After 21 years, the man in charge of the Mississippi Valley Fair is retiring. General Manager Bob Fox's final fair ended Sunday, but he'll stick around officially until the end of the year.
Since he arrived in 1996, Fox says a lot of improvements have been made to the fairgrounds in Davenport, including new buildings, new bathrooms, and paving many areas so it's not so muddy when it rains.
Fox says he's not exactly sure what type of person the fair board will look for to replace him, but the new general manager will have a very complicated job.
At the age of 72, and after more than 40 years working for fairs and circuses, Fox says it's time for someone younger to take over, and for him to spend more time with his family.