And the song says" Oh, what a beautiful morning! " The sun is out, the fairground is ready for the fair; and we've been working like crazy in the fair office to get our "ducks in a row" so when you come in, we can answer your questions and if we don't know the answer-we'll find out. We are ready for the exhibitor forms that will be processed in our office so that you can exhibit at the fair...they are due on July 15th and the items for the fair should be brought in either between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on July 26th or on the 27th of July, between the hours of 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
THANK YOU (YOU are greatly appreciated by me!) Joyce, Sarah Hawkins and Sarah Young! Joyce and I have been working together for ummm......we try not to count the years 'cause it makes us feel old, but Joyce just keeps hanging in there with me-growing old together. THANK YOU JOYCE. . Sarah Hawkins (THANK YOU) began working here while still in High School through College and now is a teacher! Can't do without you! Sarah Young THANK YOU for all the computer work you have done-Sarah joined us just after High School and is now at Ohio State! She can't go back-we won't let her. We think every year that the fair comes sooner and sooner. They have been working - slaving-so efficiently that we have your parking and camping ready; we have Membership Tickets ($25.00) weekly Tickets ($30.) Concert Tickets for Granger Smith with special guest Clark Manson ($30.00 for track Reserved Seating and $25.00 for Grandstand). In addition we have tickets for "a Night of Bluegrass" with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers with guests Larry Sparks and Lonesome Ramblers as well as Becky Bueller Band ($15.00).
You may also purchase a discounted gate ticket (gate admission is $6.00 for adults; children 9 and under are free with a paying adult) for $5.00. Your best buy, however, is to purchase a Weekly or Membership Ticket. We have a "no re-entry" policy, so purchasing a weeklong pass will allow you to come into the fair, exit and return to the fair without paying another gate fee. Once you purchase a daily gate ticket, if you exit and re-enter you must pay again.
As a reminder: Buyers passes are only good on Thursday and Friday. Buyer's tickets must be surrendered at the gate. These will not be honored at the gates until those days. If you are a buyer, please keep in mind that unless you have paid for a reserved parking pass, all cars must be parked in the adjacent field off Fairground Road.
Becoming a Fair Board Director is an honor; looking out for the best interests of the on-going Greene County Fair. Our 177th fair this years means that all those that have served on the Board in prior years have keep the momentum going for the fair and how our current Board is working to do the same. Many rumors go around but the fact is: Our Board Directors DO NOT GET paid for meetings or for working at the fair. In fact, they have to PAY-purchase-themselves a Membership Ticket in order to serve on the Board. When you see one of our Board Members, thank them for their service. Think about this: If you would like to serve on the Board of Director's, come and attend a couple of meetings to see the Board Members working together and then volunteer to be on one of the committees available. You will get a hands on experience, and find that it really is a gratifying service!.
Wow--can't believe the fair is so close, so I better get busy right now! Will I see you at the fair? Stop in and say "HI". Blessings to you! Esther
The Greene County Agricultural Society Board of Directors' Meeting is held on the third Monday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building. If you have any questions, call 937-372-8621.