To the Editor:
I attended the Fair Board meeting Sept. 20. I was impressed by the concern of the members about how to pay recent bills and how to make the next fair better.
I watched and listened as proposals were made on how to cut expenses and still have a good fair.
The president suggested to one of the other members to have a discussion with the lady who put her “money where her mouth was” who did a lot of volunteering in the ticket booths and also organized with other people to do the same and asked the Fair Board if it was possible to have an auxiliary membership who could find and propose ways for volunteers to cut expenses, but not have any control over Fair Board affairs.
The meeting was conducted in a very professional way with a little humor to keep it from becoming boring.
I found out at the meeting while we, as citizens, enjoy the fair for a week out of the year, the Fair Board members have to work year round to make it happen. They have to pay the bills, get new entertainment, bring in new revenue, make phone calls, having one-on-one meetings with people to make thing happen on improvements and little unseen things that have to be done for the fair to run smoothly while still maintaining their own family lives.
I listened to Wes Frew, who has many jobs and responsibilities. I don’t know how he keeps all of it straight, especially during fair week, but also all year long. I appreciate this young man’s work ethic, which is tireless.
Also, there is Ray Rummell, who has worked consistently with 4-H to keep the animals coming to the fair and has worked for housing for the animals.
I also want to thank all the businesses and individuals who support the 4-H kids financially. I tell everyone I can how well our 4-H children are supported.
None of these things would come to pass if it was not for our concerned Fair Board members.
Let’s give them a vote of confidence. If we see them on the street, at a restaurant, store or at church, give them a handshake.