Sitting in the living room this morning drinking my coffee, I looked out the window and saw leaves falling from the tree in the vacant lot across the street. Can it be? Fall already? Of course we knew it was coming, but the fair seems like it was just yesterday. Time marches on! Too fast! While our fair attendance and revenue was lower than other years, our spirits were high that many of our friends and neighbors came out to share with us the 176th Greene County Fair. We see the tee shirts "What time is it?" all over town and that's great!
At the office here, we are cleaning up, making reports, and waiting for the auditor to finish the audit that was begun early Spring. The new officers will be elected at the next Board Meeting-we will elect President and Vice President. Christine Pitstick will be sworn in as the newly elected Board Member voted in during the annual election at the fair.
Thank you-THANK YOU to our 2015 sponsors for the fair; look on the fence as you drive by and see how blessed we are to have the businesses become a part of the fair. We couldn't do it without them. If you would consider being a sponsor for the 2016 fair, let me know (937-372-8621) and we will set you up with that opportunity.
I want to thank Quick Quality Printing for the exception job they have done on our printing needs for the fair as well as anything we asked, they were quick to get the job done and right the first time. THANK YOU, Brett Rapp, Ethan and Dwayne as well as their staff for all your dedication to our fair. They went beyond the call of duty! They also printed our banners on the fence. As soon as you recover, guys, we'll talk about next year????
We will be sending out camping forms early this year. We have such a long waiting list, that we are making a concentrated effort to get our camping list for the fair in correct order so we can incorporate the campers that are still waiting. It seems that right at the beginning of the fair, something happens that we have a empty space or two and then we frantically begin calling people to camp, most of which have other plans by then. So, we are going to, by sending out the camping reservations early, try to have our camping schedule in place with no empty spots before the end of the year. Just giving you a heads up to be looking for your camping letter-and it is IMPORTANT that you not put it back for another day to send to us, but rather do it right away to avoid losing your camping spot for 2016.
If you would enjoy having Touch and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers back, please e-mail me! How about some suggestions that you have. Did you like the OSTPA tractor pulls? The ATV drag race on Saturday? Demo Derby? Like it or are tired of it. What you would like to see in the grandstand? Of course we can't honor all requests, but we will certainly discuss any suggestions that we receive!
Thank you, buyers! Coming to the fair, and purchasing our 4-H/FFA kid's livestock gives them not only the money to begin their next years' projects, but allows them to see your trust in them to fulfill their project. We appreciate each one of you.
Time to get back to work.....yes, on the 2016 fair! That time will roll around soon! Take time to enjoy some time with your family. 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.