Fair board approves spending on fencing, will search for new general manager
GOSHEN — The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board met Wednesday, May 14, at the fairgrounds to discuss building expenditures and announcements about 4-H clubs and facilities. Here are the most important points from the meeting:
- The board approved spending up to $38,000 on fencing for tram roads on the fairgrounds. Fair Board President Tim Yoder said the money was available in the budget, but expenditures over $15,000 need board approval.
- The board has formed a search committee for a new general manager. Although the search is expected to take six to eight weeks, Sara Granberg, the search committee chair, said they aren't committed to a timeline. "The most important thing is finding the right person," she said.
- Daryl Fradenburg, long range planning committee chair said plans to build a bridge from C.R. 34 to C.R. 36 over the newer section of the fairgrounds will move forward immediately after this year’s fair.
- Mary Dale, co-director of the Junior Fair Queen Pageant, announced 34 contestants have entered. The pageant will accept up to 50 entrants.
- Secretary Kelly Ropp read a letter of thanks to the fair board from Victory Hill Church in Carroll, Ohio. The board made a memorial donation to the church in honor of Jeff Pugh, who attended Victory Hill. Pugh was a previous carnival contractor for the fair.
- The arm wrestling competition, cancelled last year for liability issues, is back on for the 2014 fair.