Bloomsburg Fair officials: 'We apologize'

From left, Bloomsburg Fair President Randy Karschner and Grandstand Superintendent Brian Wawroski held a press conference Tuesday, July 21, in which they apologized for an incident which occurred over the weekend at the fairgrounds that appeared to mock Dr. Rachel Levine.

BLOOMSBURG — The words "we apologize" were repeated constantly by two members of the Bloomsburg Fair Association Board of Directors who faced the media Tuesday afternoon, July 21, after a social media backlash broke out as the result of an incident which occurred during an event held over the weekend at the fairgrounds.

Fair President Randy Karschner and Grandstand Superintendent Brian Wawroski apologized for the incident which occurred during the Fireman's Relief Carnival.

Staff writer Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 or email kevin@standard-journal.com.

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CoalCountry1

Disgraceful.

Mr Pickles

Awwww. The bigots are sad.

You can't pass the blame on to the person dressing up as Levine. The Bloom officials were the ones who had a choice to stop the ridicule as it happened. And the chance to correct the record by saying it was Marilyn Monroe on the Facebook post. But instead they continued to be bigoted and condescending in their post, and continue to mock Dr. Levine.

It's clear they lack any sort of good judgement so I fully expect they will make the wrong decision to keep the fair open this year. As evidenced by their carnival, they have no control over people not wearing masks and the Fair will guarantee that the virus will be spread exponentially.

Mr Pickles

Awwww. The bigots are sad.

You can't pass the blame on to the person dressing up as Levine. The Bloom officials were the ones who had a choice to stop the ridicule as it happened. And the chance to correct the record by saying it was Marilyn Monroe on the Facebook post. But instead the continued to be bigoted and condescending in their post, and continue to mock Dr. Levine.

It's clear they lack any sort of good judgement so I fully expect they will make the wrong decision to keep the fair open this year. As evidenced by their carnival, they have no control over people not wearing masks and the Fair will guarantee that the virus will be spread exponentially.

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