Fair Board Holds November Meeting

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds for their monthly board meeting. Eighteen directors were present and 22 guests were present.

Craig Stump, Vice President, called the meeting to order.

Mark Light from OSU Extension stated they had a good turnout for their first 4-H Fall Fest that was held in the 4-H building.

Chloe Anderson, 4-H member from the Boots and Buckles 4-H club, stated her club was donating 2 wheelbarrows and a manure fork for the horse show arena.

Many thank you’s were read from various people.

Judi Cronley gave an update on the audit, it should be tying up soon. There will be an executive committee meeting on Tuesday, November 7 to discuss the 2018 budget and various other items. It was noted the new executive committee will be formed at the December Board Meeting. Paul Rickenbacher and Don Spar were nominated as our fair delegates, at the Annual OFMA Convention.

Kelly Buchenroth spoke on behalf of the Grounds Committee. Minutes from the ground’s committee meeting were discussed. Winter storage is almost full for all items, except vehicles. Judi passed around inventory sheets that need updated by November 15th.

Craig Stump discussed the camping committee meeting that was held in October. There will not be any new sites added for the 2018 fair. There are 5 fair campers that are receiving letters, stating they cannot camp during the 2018 Hardin County Fair, because they moved out before 7pm on Sunday night of the fair.

Rob Wilson, representing the entertainment committee, went over the entertainment committee’s meeting minutes. He stated harness racing will be Thursday with 2 sessions that day, there will be a truck/tractor pull on Friday night again, there will be a concert on Saturday night of the fair and Sunday’s entertainment in the grandstand will remain the same as 2017’s fair. Wednesday night entertainment in the grandstand is being further discussed.

Judi Cronley announced all JR Fair Livestock exhibitor checks have been mailed.

Nancy Rickenbacher, chairperson of the JR. Fair Board, stated they are looking into purchasing a digital sign for the front gate entrance. She also stated Hardin County will have a queen representation at the Annual Convention. The JR. Fair Affidavit report was approved. This report was then notarized by Bonnie McBride.

Under old business:

Judi Cronley gave a report on the District Meeting held this past week at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Under new business:

The board approved the Hardin County Fair’s request for the 2018 Fair to be September 4th – 9th. The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30pm in the Fair Office.