PRIZE MONEY INCREASE … Director Toby Fenicle asked to have the Demo Derby Purse raised by $2,000. The directors approved the request. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The March 16 Williams County Fair Board Meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. Ten directors and two auxiliary members were present.
First, there was a guest, Paul Haines, from the Williams County Pork Producers. First, it was announced that the Pig Scramble class that Haines had been involved with, has been cancelled.
Haines asked that the water be turned on by next week. Toby Fenicle said that there was a water leak, but it will be fixed by next week so that the water can be turned on.
Haines also asked if the hog show will be terminal, and President Pam Goll said that it will be partially terminal.
Some hogs will be killed (terminal), while with others, a decision for terminal will be made at the scale.
Also, Goll stated that the fair schedule events are complete, expect for Tuesday, where the cheer off event is up in the air.
Haines was asked if the cheer off event fell through, could he put something together.
Haines said to let him know for sure if he needed to schedule something. Goll said that the leader of cheer off will need to decide whether to have cheer off at the fair by the end of next week.
Next, the directors approved the minutes from the previous February 16 meeting.
That was followed by the financial report, which brought about a total net income of $17,401, through February 23. The directors approved the financial report.
In the committee reports, director Matt Kennedy said that he received a $500 sponsor for Veterans Day, so that wives could get in free.
For the Junior Fair, sheets have been turned in and there were no changes to the event. Also, the haul in goat show received the ribbons on March 16.
Next, director Scott Carroll said he had a meeting in the Gillette Building and all the rules’ changes were figured out. Also, the antique and flower judges have been hired.
Director Page stated that he has one more panel to put in at the Gillette Building, to make the repairs complete. He stated that they did not have to change the transformers.
In old business, Goll again stated that all the main events have been settled, except for the tentative Tuesday’s Cheer Off event.
In new business, it was reported that the profits for the Mid-Winter Flea Market was $3236.07. Also, profits for the swap meet were at $2,683.
Next, Page asked that they amend the motion related to the canceled house barn building, be reappropriated for other projects. The motion was approved.
That was followed by the directors approving the request to purchase a gas griddle for fair sponsored events. Carroll said he had found one for $279.
The directors then approved of Fenicle’s request to increase the Demo Derby Purse by $2,000.
Next, a design a shirt contest for the fair board was discussed. Goll also said that she has some ideas for a shirt, that she will discuss at a later meeting.
Goll then said that the OFMA District One and Two Spring Meeting will take place on April 15, in Findlay.
Goll stated that she needs to know who plans to go, by April 6. Also, Goll said that the chicken barbecue dinner has been moved to the Gillette Building.
Next, the directors approved to have the executive committee meet, to discuss the cost to rent the Gillette Building.
The directors then discussed the need to purchase six benches. The directors then approved to have Page look into seeing if benches can be made by the local FFA, in order to keep the cost down.
That was followed by the directors approving to spend $1,000 in advertising, for the May Flea Market event.
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