Board Holds December Meeting

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for their December board meeting.  Seventeen directors were present and ten guests were present.

Corey Ledley, President, called the meeting to order.

Doug Crawford, from the Hardin County Horse Shoe Pitchers, voiced his concern over the $150 monthly rental charge his group needs to pay to pitch horseshoes at the fairgrounds now.

Chris Rogers, from Shane’s Shirts, expressed his interest in making items for the fair.

Mark Light, OSU Extension Agent, thanked the board for their levee support and letters about the steer weigh in have been mailed.

Thank you’s were read under correspondence.

The executive committee meeting minutes from November 13th were approved.  The board decided on Wednesday, Dec. 26th as the Holiday Dinner/January Meeting date.  The dinner will be at 6pm at the Plaza Rest. Reservations need to be to Judi Cronley by Friday, December 14th.  The 2019 proposed budget was approved.  The 2019 code of conduct was distributed and signed by all board members and employees.  The board voted on 3 new members to the executive committee, replacing those going off of the committee.  Rob Wilson, Craig Stump and Dale Cockerell were selected as the 3 members, with Rob and Craig on for 2 years and Dale on for one year.  The board moved to keep the rental rates for 2019 the same as 2018.

Corey Ledley called the meeting into executive session at 7:40pm to discuss the 3 Goshen Twp. individuals seeking to be nominated to the board for one year.

Jack McBride and Mark Garmon called the regular board meeting back into session at 7:45pm.

The board chose Nancy Rickenbacher to be nominated as the Goshen Twp. Director for one year.  Judi Cronley, notarizer, swore Nancy in as director for one year.

Kelly Buchenroth, chairperson of the ground’s committee, stated there are 26 campers and 12 cars being stored for the winter.  Other grounds projects were discussed.

An offer to use the arts/crafts building and grounds to the Good Sam’s group for a staff meeting from April 15-17th was approved.

An update was given on the insurance claim for the canceled concert.  The money was not received in time, to fall in the correct fiscal year, but the money was approved by the insurance company and should arrive by a check in the next 7 days.

Judi Cronley stated that there are still 35 JR fair livestock exhibitors, 23 families, which need to cash their premium checks from the 2018 Hardin County Fair.  Those need to be cashed by the middle of January. Dale Cockerell noted the steer weigh-in is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 29th from 8am-10am.  Don Spar stated the Jr Fair Livestock Sale Committee and Livestock Committee Meetings will be Wednesday, January 16th – starting at 6:30pm.

It was noted an advertising/sponsorship committee meeting needs to be scheduled to discuss the sponsorship packet and get it distributed.  Technology is also being added to the advertising /sponsorship committee.

Nancy Rickenbacher, Jr. Fair Board Director, stated the 2019 Jr. Fair board members are being selected.

November Meeting Held

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Wednesday, November 7, 2018, for their November board meeting.  Nineteen directors were present and seven guests were present.

Corey Ledley, President, called the meeting to order.

Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Agent, asked if the board would be interested in finding a place to hang the Ag. Hall of Fame pictures – there are currently around 50 and that number grows by around 4 each year.

A thank you was read under correspondence.  

An Executive Committee Meeting date was set for November 13th at 6:30 pm to discuss the 2019 budget, bonuses, and contracts.  It was noted a new executive committee will be selected at the December board meeting.  Someone for Howard Lyle’s remaining 1 year and Kelly Buchenroth’s 2-year position will be filled.  Paul Ralston was selected as the board’s delegate for the OFMA annual meeting during the OFMA convention in January.  Don Spar was nominated as the alternate delegate.

Kelly Buchenroth, chairperson of the ground’s committee, stated there is only winter storage available for one big camper, etc. and several small spots under 10’ tall.  The contract for the Mid Ohio Classic Scooter Club was discussed. They will be renting the fairgrounds from May 15-18th, 2019.  The board moved to offer the horseshoe pitching group a price of $150 a month to pitch through the summer months.  The office and arts/crafts building are going to be rekeyed. Dale Cockerell is looking into a project in the beef barn for the memorial money from Tom Kritzler.  The EMT’s are going to be offered a site on the fairgrounds to build their building on. The Ag. Society has never paid for an organization’s building to be built.

An update was given on the insurance claim for the canceled concert.  Rob Wilson stated he is looking into having KOI drag racing for Wednesday night of the fair next year.

Judi Cronley stated that all livestock exhibitor checks have been mailed.  

Janie Seiler, chairperson of the rides/concession’s dept., stated Oakridge Realty still has their building at the fairgrounds and will be sending them an invoice for rent.  They have been called several times to remove it, with no action taken.

The Junior Fair Affidavit report needed by the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture was approved.  It stated there was over $7,000 in premium money paid to Jr. Fair exhibitors.

It was noted there is a need to have an admission/gates committee meeting to discuss options for gate workers during the fair.  There were 2 groups during the week that didn’t really work out well and new help needs to be researched.

Under old business:

The board was reminded about the district meeting at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, scheduled for November 8th.  

Under new business:

The board moved to request the 2019 Hardin County Fair be Tuesday, Sept. 3rd through Sunday, Sept. 8th.  A quote from Signs Ohio for a digital sign at the front of the fairgrounds was discussed.  It was noted other quotes need to be obtained. The next regular board meeting will be Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in the Fair Office.

Applicants Sought for Vacant Director Position

The Hardin County Fair Board has a director position for Goshen Township available for an appointed 1-year term.  Anyone who is a member of the society can apply for the position. The fair board will try their best to appoint someone from Goshen Township, but all applicants will be accepted.  All letters of intent need to be submitted by Friday, November 30th, 2018, 4:00 pm.  

Letters should be addressed to:

Hardin County Ag. Society

P.O. Box 317

Kenton, Ohio 43326.

Reorganizational Meeting Held, Directors Sworn In

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met on Saturday, November 3rd with Craig Stump, Acting President, presiding.  

Craig Stump reported the election results:  

  • Buck Township:  Jason Fulton
  • Dudley Township:  Brad Murphy
  • Lynn Township:  Paul Ralston
  • Pleasant Township:  Christa Rarey
  • Roundhead Township:  Steve Harpster
  • Washington Township:  Craig Stump
  • Director at Large for one year:  Dale Cockerell
  • Top 2 At-Large Director winners:  Justin Beale and Andrew Scharf

All directors present were sworn into office by Judi Cronley, notarizer.

With 40 members paid for 2019, the election of officers was held.  Dale Cockerell moved to nominate Corey Ledley for President and Andrew Scharf seconded the motion.  Charlie McCullough moved to close the nominations, with Jack McBride seconding that motion. Motion passed.  Rob Wilson moved to nominate Brad Murphy for Vice President and Charlie McCullough seconded the motion. Rob Wilson moved to close the nominations with Mark Garmon seconding that motion.  Motion passed. Therefore Corey Ledley is the Board’s President and Brad Murphy is the Vice President.

Paul Ralston and Jason Fulton moved to keep the regular board meeting date and time the first Wednesday night of each month at 7pm.  Motion passed.

Mark Garmon moved to adjourn the meeting and Charlie McCullough seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Directors for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year:

  1. Kelly Buchenroth – Taylor Creek
  2. Carlie McCullough – Director-at-Large
  3. Craig Decker – Marion
  4. Dale Cockerell – Director-at-Large
  5. Jason Fulton – Buck
  6. Mark Garmon – Jackson
  7. Paul Ralston – Lynn
  8. Justin Beale – Director-at-Large
  9. Corey Ledley – Director-at-Large
  10. Steve Harpster – Roundhead
  11. Jack McBride – Cessna
  12. Christa Rarey – Pleasant
  13. Jeff Morris – Director-at-Large
  14. Andrew Scharf – Director-at-Large
  15. Vacant – Goshen
  16. Janie Seiler – Hale
  17. Don Spar – Liberty
  18. Craig Stump – Washington
  19. Rob Wilson – Blanchard
  20. Brad Murphy – Dudley
  21. Dan Beale – McDonald

Annual Meeting Held

The Hardin County Agricultural society met with President, Craig Stump presiding.  18 directors along with 13 Hardin County Agricultural Society members present.

The minutes of last year’s annual meeting were read.  Paul Ralston moved they be approved as read. Charlie McCullough seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Dale Cockerell moved the price of a membership and season ticket be set at $20.00, the same as last year.  Jack McBride seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Paul Ralston and Justin Beale moved to have the Director’s pay set at an annual price of $2.00.  Jack McBride and Jason Fulton amended the motion to be $1 for the Director’s Pay. Motion passed.

The annual conflict of interest document for 2018/19 was given to every director and signed by all directors in attendance.  

Brad Murphy, representing the executive committee, proposed some constitution changes.  Paul Ralston and Jason Fulton moved to change the constitution to state “when a Township has less than 20 Society members, at which time the minimum number of signatures required for that township would be 50% of the total number of Society members who are residents of the township they would represent if elected”.  Motion passed. Paul Ralston and Andrew Scharf moved to add “Candidates filing a petition for the position of director must attend one Board meeting, and accumulate a total of eight volunteer work hours toward the Board, prior to the election and in the same calendar year as the election, before being placed on the official ballot.”  This motion failed by one vote. Paul Ralston and Mark Garmon moved to add “A vacancy filled by the board may include a member from a township where there are already three active directors, provided Section 9 of Article V cannot be met.” Motion passed.

Judi Cronley will file an updated copy of the constitution with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  

Next year’s annual meeting, with the annual election to be held on the same day from 3-7pm, will be on Nov. 2nd, 2019.  

Dale Cockerell moved to adjourn and Dan Beale seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Vice President Ledley Invites Members to Vote, Meeting

Dear Member,

November is nearly upon us and that means it’s election season across Ohio. This also means that it is time for the annual meeting of the Hardin County Agricultural Society and subsequent election of directors.

Hardin County residents that are good standing members of the Hardin County Agricultural Society are invited to vote in the election that will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the fair office on the fairgrounds. To introduce the candidates running, we have prepared a “Meet the Candidates” piece for our members on our website.

At 7:30 pm, the Hardin County Agricultural Society will hold their annual meeting in the Arts & Crafts Building. Like all other meetings of the board of directors, the meeting is open to the public. This meeting will include the opportunity for all members of the society to vote on items of business. Business on the agenda for the annual meeting includes:

  • Director pay
  • Membership & Season ticket prices
  • Other business

Immediately after that, the board’s reorganizational meeting will be held. I look forward to seeing our members turn out to vote on November 3rd.

Sincerely,

Corey Ledley
Vice President
Hardin County Agricultural Society

October Meeting Held

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Thursday, October 11, 2018, for their October board meeting.  Fourteen directors were present and ten guests were present.

Howard Lyle, Past President, called the meeting to order, in the absence of the current President and Vice President.

Kolt Buchenroth, Communications Director, stated the old internet service has been canceled.  He stated that Quest Federal Credit Union has offered to upgrade WIFI for the fairgrounds year round. The board moved to let Quest go forward with this offer.  Kolt also stated that Ohio Health is footing the bill for the purchase of an AED to be placed in the Community Building. Kolt stated the communication entries for the OFMA Convention have been sent.  Kolt will also be conducting meet the candidates, for fair board directors seeking to be a director, on Facebook

Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Agent, stated nominations for the Ag Hall of Fame are being accepted at this time.  Applications can be picked up at the OSU Extension office. Mark also talked about the Extension office renewal levy that will be on the ballot in November.  Howard Lyle asked the board for a donation to that levy. The board moved to donate $300 to the committee. Mark also talked about a new disease that has been found in rabbits.  It was first discovered in Medina County. It’s a highly contagious disease and he just wanted to make sure all rabbit exhibitors were aware of this new disease.

Jennifer Overholt, daughter of Tom Kritzler, raised her concern over the money donated in memory of her father.  She was concerned that nothing has been done with the money and wanted to make sure no one has forgotten about it.

Mike Comstock and Denna Clem, from the 4th of July Fireworks committee, gave a report on the history of the fireworks at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.  They requested the fair board let them hold the fireworks celebration here again this next summer. The Board OK’d this.

Many thank you’s were read from various people under correspondence.  A letter from Ag Credit was received about the Ag. Society’s interest in a grant.  The grant was denied.

Brad Murphy, from the Executive Committee, discussed their minutes from a meeting on Sept. 19th.  Much discussion was held on the topic of receiving petitions for becoming a director on the fair board.  Those recommendations will be discussed at the Fair Board’s Annual Meeting on November 3rd.  The EMS bill for supplies used during the 2018 fair was discussed.  The board moved to not pay for the $50 in coffee supplies, but the rest of the bill will be paid.

Kelly Buchenroth, the chairperson of the ground’s committee, passed out inventory sheets that need to be updated for the grounds.  He stated a meeting will be held soon to discuss various items. It was noted there is a leaking window in the community building, too.  Meetings will be held with the EMS and horseshoer’s, per their request.

It was noted the fair camping waiting list grew during the 2018 fair to 38 people.

It was noted that Saturday night concert tickets have been refunded and the cancellation insurance claim has been started.  Reports of all grandstand and free entertainment were made available.

Judi Cronley stated that all but 49 livestock exhibitor checks were mailed today.  Those remaining 49 checks will be mailed when their buyers pay their invoices.

Janie Seiler, the chairperson of the rides/concession’s dept., stated Durant Amusements were down in profit from last year – $28,689.  Their best day was Friday and their worse day was Sunday of the fair. A new Pepsi Contract is currently being worked on since the old one has expired.

Kolt stated he’s working on a new sponsorship packet.

Corey Ledley resumed his duties as President pro tem, dismissing Howard Lyle.

The board approved minutes from an emergency meeting held during the week of the fair.

Under old business:

Petitions for fair directors are due by Friday, Oct. 26th at 4 pm.  The public is being reminded that only Membership ticket holders can vote for directors on November 3rd.

Under new business:

It was noted there is now a vacant position for Pleasant Township director.  This position will be an elected position for one year and then next year, it will be an elected position for 3 years.  There will be a legal ad and article about the fair board election in the Kenton Times this month. Judi Cronley stated she needed 5 directors to help with the fair board election on Nov. 3rd.  Jim Bidwell was nominated for our outstanding fair supporter to the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture.  The 2019 Ohio fairs Fund money was approved to be requested. The board moved to not refund any of the box seat money for the 2018 Hardin County Fair.  The Hardin County Ag. Society’s annual membership meeting and the reorganizational meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Arts/Crafts Building.  The next regular board meeting will be Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm in the Fair Office.

 

October Meeting Postponed

The Hardin County Agricultural Society has postponed its October monthly board meeting. This comes as a result of lack of quorum as board members work to harvest their crops in advance of the rain threatening the county later this week. The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date that will be determined and released upon its decision.

Pre-Fair Board Minutes Released

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Wednesday, August 29, 2018, for their September board meeting.  All twenty one directors were present and twenty one guests were present.

Craig Stump, President, called the meeting to order.

Mark Light, OSU 4-H Extension Agent, stated his office is compiling a list of 4-H members who didn’t finish their projects and go through judging, so they don’t receive a wristband for admission to the fair.  Mark also stated that Jamie Delifield has expanded activities in the Homemaker Demonstration area to include kid’s activities in the evening hours of the fair. There will also be STEM activities offered in the 4-H building during the week of the fair for all kids to participate.  The horse youth committee has come up with the horse fun show activities, for Saturday of the fair. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday afternoon of the fair in the practice horse arena.

Roger Crowe, Hardin County Commissioner, stated he was glad the fair roads were resurfaced before the start of the 2018 fair and wished everyone good luck at this year’s fair – he also hoped for great weather!

Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Agent, stated the Carcass Show is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th at Mt. Victory Meats, beginning at 6pm.  The public is invited to this event to view and hear the judging of the grand and reserve livestock champions from the 2018 fair.

Deb Fout, Fair office worker, stated her concerns for the concert ticket sales, on Saturday of the fair.  She was reassured there will be more laptops or iPads in the office to handle the sales.

Doris Kissling, Fair office worker, stated wristbands for all grandstand shows are ready.

Doug Crawford, President of the Hardin County Horseshoe Club, stated his concerns about a recent meeting his club had with the ground’s committee, about paying to rent the grounds for their horseshoe events that are held weekly at the fairgrounds.  He stated his club is finished with holding indoor horseshoe events in the winter months that were held in the 4-H building. His club would like to negotiate a better price to rent the outdoor pits during the other months. The issue was turned back over to the ground’s committee for further negotiations.

Craig Stump explained a wristband idea for season and membership ticket holders for this year’s fair.  The board agreed to offer wristbands for season and membership ticket holders. Those wanting a wristband will need to come to the fair office to exchange their ticket for a wristband.  If you lose your wristband, you will need to purchase another ticket

Kelly Buchenroth, chairperson of the ground’s committee, discussed the Public Entities Pool loss control visit recommendations.  There were only 3 findings, which were minor. Those issues will be taken care of by Sept. 27th, 2018.  It was noted winter storage begins October 1st with new rates.  Those rates are $25 a month for vehicles and $10 per linear foot for boats, trailers, campers, RV’s, etc.  Those rates were established at an earlier meeting. Kelly stated there will be 11pm nightly meetings held during the week of the fair to discuss the next day’s events.

Craig Stump, representing the Camping Committee, gave a reminder to all fair campers that you cannot pull your camper out before 7pm on Sunday night or you will lose your spot for next year.

An update on how ticket sales were going for the Saturday night concert with Dylan Scott and opener “Brown and Gray” was discussed.  All tickets, including reserved seats, can be purchased by going to the fair’s website www.hardincountyfair.org or by coming in to the office.  All tickets for the concert have to be purchased through the website and will be scanned at the grandstand gates.  All board members available Saturday morning, need to help with stage set up. There are still reserved seats available for all shows in the grandstand during the fair, those are on sale in the fair office until the show starts.

It was noted all of the barns were disinfected on Monday, August 27th.  Paul Ralston stated he will be passing out Fair Foundation ribbons, during the livestock market shows, to those exhibitors who donated to the Fair Foundation last year.  It was noted the community needs to continue to be vigilant about washing their hands after leaving a livestock building and not eating or taking food into the livestock barns, so everyone stays healthy.  All livestock exhibitors are being reminded to have their add on bids done before the day of the sale. No soliciting for bids will be allowed in the sale arena by exhibitors or parents.

Janie Seiler, chairperson of the rides/concession’s dept., stated all booths have been rented in the machinery, merchants and community building.  There is still some ground space available. Janie noted tents will be going up on Thursday, August 30th.  Durant ticket prices continue to remain the same as last year, with those being a $12 ride wristband to ride all day.  You can purchase those at the Durant ride ticket booth.

The board agreed the change the fairground’s internet service to WCoil.  Service will be 10 times faster with only a $10 increase in price. It was noted that the phone system will stay with Spectrum, at least for right now.  Kolt Buchenroth stated there will be social media challenge every day of the fair. Minutes from the Emergency Management Meeting were noted. Brad Murphy stated the Emergency Plan was signed off by the Hardin County Sheriff.

Under old business:

Whole hog sausage continues to be on sale in the fair office for $3.00 per lb. for seasoned or unseasoned bulk or patties.  Only pre orders will be accepted and signing up for orders ends Friday night of the fair. Season tickets at $20 are still on sale in the community and if you want to purchase a membership ticket you can do that in the fair office.  If you want to vote for the directors in November you need a membership ticket and you can switch your season ticket out for a membership ticket until Friday, October 15th.  You can still purchase a 2018 fair t-shirt or a fair commemorative metal sign for $10 in the fair office.

Under new business:

The arts/crafts building will be disassembled from the fair displays on Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 6pm.  The fair appreciation dinner is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16th at 6pm in the community building.  Volunteers are asked to bring a covered dish to share, meat and drink is provided.  Petitions for the November election for fair board directors are due by Friday, Oct. 26th at 4pm.  Up for election this year are:  Dudley, Goshen, Lynn, Roundhead, Washington, Buck and 3 director at large positions.  The Buck Twp. and 1 director at large position is for a 1 year term, all other positions are for a 3 year term.  The wrap up meeting for how the 2018 fair went is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 7pm in the fair office.  There are 493 open class exhibitors this year with 3,252 entries and 907 JR fair exhibitors with 2,909 entries.  A note to Veterans for the veterans who want to attend the fair on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.  You do not need a veteran ticket from the Veteran’s or fair office for admission, if you have your Veteran’s ID, that can be used for fair entry.  If you don’t have a Veteran’s ID and still need a ticket for admission, you can pick one up one of those tickets at the Veterans or Fair Office. A note for JR. Fair exhibitors about still projects and livestock projects premiums:  Don’t forget to pick up your premium money in the fair office on either Saturday of the Fair from 1-8pm or Sunday of the fair from 1-7pm. If the exhibitor doesn’t come to the fair, they can pick up their money in the Secretary’s office on Wednesday or Fridays between the hours of 9am-4pm until Nov. 1st.  The board agreed to purchase 2 more speakers and 2 more wireless mic’s for the show arena.  The next regular board meeting will be Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00pm in the Fair Office.

Board Holds August Meeting

The Hardin County Agricultural Society met Wednesday, August 1, 2018, for their August board meeting.  Nineteen directors were present and eleven guests were.

Craig Stump, President, called the meeting to order.

Kolt Buchenroth talked about his articles on Facebook – titled “Show box Saturday”.  These are interview articles, full of information about fair topics.

Mark Light, OSU 4-H Extension Agent, stated 4-H Livestock Judging is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th.  He also stated that extension will be on the ballot in the fall.  Mark stated that the youth horse exhibitors have asked to have a youth horse fun show on Saturday of the fair and the fair board agreed to let them have it.  Norma Harshbarger, from the “In Ohio Country Today TV show” asked if the board would like to do some advertising on their TV show. Craig Stump stated that the advertising budget was already set for this year’s fair, but maybe it could be an option for next year.

Corey Ledley told the board that Quest Federal Credit Union had asked to rent the community building for their annual meeting.  The board agreed to let them pay half to rent the building, since they have donated so much money to the fairgrounds.

Kelly Buchenroth, representing the ground’s committee, stated – since the last work day that was scheduled, go rained out, a new date for Saturday, August 11th has been scheduled.  They will be painting the 4-H/Machinery Buildings and installing a fan in the youth horse barn.

Craig Stump, representing the Camping Committee, stated all fair camping spots have been paid for.  Fair campers can now come to the fair office and pick up their hang tags, season tickets and sign their camping papers Monday –Friday from 9am-5pm.

An update on how ticket sales were going for the Saturday night concert with Dylan Scott and opener “Brown and Gray” was discussed.  All tickets, including reserved seats, can be purchased by going to the fair’s website www.hardincountyfair.org or by coming in to the office Monday – Friday 9am -5pm.  Posters for the concert and tug-a-truck event will also be on display at all businesses selling season tickets.  Billboards advertising for the concert will be going up this month. The Hour of Inspiration speaker this year will be Janelle Meade and music will be provided by the St. John’s Evangelical church praise band.  Demo Derby applications can be obtained on our website at www.hardincountyfair.org or at the Fair Office.

Rabbit tattooing is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th from 9am-11am.  Don Spar stated the weigh scales were checked and certified today.

Janie Seiler, chairperson of the rides/concession’s dept., stated there are open vendor spots in the Merchant’s and Community Buildings.  There is also ground space available. It was noted there will not be any putt putt golf this year. No one has showed interest in doing it.

Sherri Beale and Nancy Rickenbacher, representing the Jr. Fair Board, handed out the Jr. Fair Board committee members to the Senior Fair Board.  They also requested the directors state what time they need the Jr. Fair Board members to arrive at their events.

Howard Lyle discussed minutes from the 4th of July committee meeting.  He stated there will be a Grand Marshal for the parade.  Their next meeting will be October 8th at 7pm in the Fair Office.

Under old business:

A judge for Photography is still needed.  The Fair Office is now open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm until the fair.  Reserved seats for the Band, Choir, Tractor Pull and Demo Derby are now available in the Fair Office.  Season and Membership Tickets are also now available. Season Tickets are also on sale in the community at various businesses.  A list of those businesses can be located on the Fair’s website. Jr. Fair entries have now closed and Open Class entries can now be made until Friday, August 17th at 5pm in the Fair office, or by entering them on line at the Fair’s website.

Under new business:

The emergency management meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30pm and then the arts/crafts building will be set up for the fair after that meeting.  The fairground work day with the Jr. Fair board members is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th – starting at 8:30am.  Whole hog sausage is on sale in the Fair Office until Friday, September 7th.  Only pre orders will be accepted.  Seasoned and unseasoned bulk and patties will be $3.00 per pound.  Jack McBride stated there is around 2900 Jr. Fair entries, with 874 exhibitors for the 2018 fair.

The next regular board meeting will be Wednesday, August 29th at 7:00pm in the Community Building.  Note: change in location!