ELKADER, IA (Ben caxton) — The Clayton County Fair’s annual Purple Ribbon Fundraiser is a week away. The event is scheduled for next Saturday at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. The keynote speaker will be corporate consultant and Elkader native Michelle Matt who will take the podium at 7:00 PM. Matt has written several books and training resources on the topic of improving attitudes at all levels of a company. The event also features silent and live auctions and a 50-50 raffle. Oragnizers say the doors open at 5:00 PM with dinner served from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults. Tickets for children ages 4 to 10 are $10, and children younger than 4 will be admitted for free. Proceeds will help support the daily activities and costs of the 2019 fair.