2016 Georgetown Fair Dedication

Fair Exhibitors, Patrons, and Volunteers

Each year the Georgetown Fair is dedicated to an individual or group that has influenced our fair and deserves special recognition.  The 2016 Georgetown Fair is dedicated to the Exhibitors, Patrons and Volunteers.

County fairs are a combination of agricultural education, friendly competition, community involvement and fellowship.  The success of the fair is equally dependent on the individuals that exhibit, countless volunteers and the many people that attend.  Without any one of these groups, the fair would lack the abitity to stand.

The importance of agriculture in our daily lives is evident everywhere in our food and fiber needs.  The exhibitiors have the opportunity to display their works and crafts for others to appreciate.  Ranging from livestock,  to produce, textiles and  school projects, countless hours are spent in preparing exhibits for this annual event.

Wthout the many patrons willing to visit and financially support the fair, the fair would fail.  Events and exhibits  that are focused around the sense of family and community are key to patrons returning year after year.

Lastly, the success of our fair is dependent on the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers that work tirelessly on organizing and executing this event.  Volunteers have many different roles in making the Georgetown Fair successful.  There continues to be back breaking labors to construct and maintain our facility.  They also are responsible for computer operations, risk management, marketing, communication, insurance, and safety to name a few.

It is with a sense of pride and appreciation that the 2016 Georgetown Fair is dedicated to the Exhibitors, Patrons and Volunteers!

 

2016 Premium Book Dedication

Georgetown Ladies Community Club

Community based organizations are based on both service and social components.  The Georgetown Fair Association is proud to dedicate the 2016 Premium Book to an important organization the Georgetown Ladies Community Club.

The Georgetown Ladies Community Club was originally founded in 1957 as the Georgetown Jr. Women’s Club.  The group meets monthly to organize and host several events each year which benefit the Georgetown area.  One such event is the Little Mister and Little Miss Georgetown contest that select winners during the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant.  This provides a connection to the fair starting at an early age.

Many of their events are around supporting the youth.  They have financially supported summer reading programs at the Georgetown Library, Easter Egg hunts, and  Easter coloring contests and Easter Basket raffles.  Other activities have included working with the grade school to host a clothing drive. This clothing drive was very successful  collecting over 200 pair of jeans.

Other activies of the group include sponsoring the Christmas parade, the Kris Kringle Craft show and contributions to the Jessica Roach Memorial Scholarship Fund.

As with many organizations in smaller towns, the groups are not always mutually exclusive.  The members tend to be giving individuals that contribute their time to a variety of organizations.  Many of the club’s members also volunteer at our annual fair.

This organization exemplifies a service organization.  The commitment from these members provides many benefits to our area.  The many members are instrumental in the quality of life provided in our smaller town.  We are proud to dedicate the 2016 Georgetown Fair Premium Book to the Georgetown Ladies Community Club.

 

 


Phil Hummel Memorial Award – 2016 Recipient

Karen Mullins

Phil Hummel was a remarkable man who added professional expertise to his every task. His abilities, leadership, and goal driven nature endeared Phil to all who knew him. His spirit endures in our hearts and his memory is invoked when each annual recipient is honored with
his Memorial Award.

The Georgetown Fair Association takes pride in naming Karen Mullins, the 2016 Phil Hummel Memorial Award recipient.

Karen Mullins is a steady force on the Georgetown Fair Board. Karen is often working behind the scenes organizing and typing the numerous mailings. Karen has been instrumental in the raffle, trophy letters and streamlining the Livestock and Home Economics Departments to name a few.

Prior to the Fair, Karen is working in the Fair Office assisting with Livestock and Home Economics entries. During the Fair, you will see Karen assisting with the swine shows, goat shows and the Livestock Auction.

She has served on the Concert Committee, Christmas Party Committee and active in the Home Economics Department.
Karen is a phone call away if anyone needs any help. Her generosity of heart and soul for the Fair is greatly appreciated.
Volunteers like Karen do not have more time, they just have more heart.

We are proud to name Karen Mullins the Phil Hummel Award recipient for 2016.