Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Fair board members and volunteers spent the weekend and Monday afternoon preparing for the onslaught of crowds and competitors set to take Gardner by storm this week. The annual Johnson County Fair started on Sunday, Aug. 4 but will kick into high gear by mid-week. Here, Patty Gay and Denise organize more than $10,000 worth of trophies and prizes including belt buckles and cash awards on Aug. 5.