Elk Valley Times

Follow Us On:

Fair wins state’s ‘Premier’ award

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The Lincoln County Fair’s board of directors was on hand for the 90th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Association of Fairs earlier this month in Nashville where they were presented with the Premier Fair Award.

Fair Scrapbook Award

Amy Stafford and Morgan Eslick with the 2011 Lincoln County Fair Scrapbook.

Additionally, the volunteer fair board brought home a first place award in the AA Division for its scrapbook.

Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson was on hand to present the local fair board with the Premier Award during the convention. Also, during the convention, the local board presented a video, “Making of a Champion of Champion Fairs,” depicting highlights from the award-winning Lincoln County Fair.

Appreciation was extended to Dr. Mary Chorney-Carter, former secretary, and Don Counts, of Fayetteville Public Utilities, who prepared the video, which offered glimpses of local fair events and activities, including the harness races.

Lincoln County’s Ruthie Jeans was elected Tennessee Association of Fairs vice president for Middle Tennessee Division during the convention.

Fair board members are already hard at work putting together this year’s fair, which will be held Sept. 8-15, so start gathering your 4-H and agriculture exhibits and help make the Fair of 2012 a very memorable and successful event.

This year several members of the fair board gathered pictures and information to create a scrapbook to take to the 90th Annual Convention so that it could be entered in the state contest. The local scrapbook won first place in the AA division.

Overalls used to cover the scrapbook belonged to Wade Towry, a long-time friend and volunteer of the Lincoln County Fair. There was also a memorial page in the scrapbook. Wade spent a lot of time in the Agricultural Building. His antique tractor was displayed in front of the Ag Building during this past fair. Wade passed away in August.

The fair board was honored to be able to remember and honor him in this way, organizers said.

The Lincoln County Fair also placed in several other state contests at the convention – second place in Power Point Presentation, second in Best Fair Pass, second in 8×10 photo of “Pick Tennessee Products” display and third in Fair Embroidered Theme Shirt.