From snow cones, rodeos, and wiener dog races to the payoff from months of hard work raising and showing animals… Nothing embodies the spirit of summer quite like a day spent at the County Fair.

With all the fun to be had, the Fremont County Prevention Program, Fremont County Fair Board, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Riverton Police Department want to remind parents and youth that Alcohol and Tobacco use is illegal and dangerous for youth.

In Fremont County, over 71% of youth report their last drink coming from either their parents, a friend’s parents or someone else over the age of 21 according to the Prevention Needs Assessment. The good news is you can greatly reduce the impact alcohol has on our youth and their future by simply not providing them alcohol.

Lt. Trehearne said, “As the fair week kicks off the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish all the participants good luck! We look forward to enjoying the Fremont County Fair with our friends, family, and community members. As a reminder, Fremont County Law Enforcement will actively be looking for underage alcohol consumption, underage tobacco use, and illegal drug use. We encourage all our participants and spectators to practice the 4-H pledge, I pledge My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and My health to better living, For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Tauna Groomsmith, the Fremont County Prevention Specialist, had this message “From the Fremont County Prevention Program and all of our partners we want to wish all participants good luck and have fun!”