Fair Board Election Held, Discuss Scare at the Fair Event

Fair Board Election Held, Discuss Scare at the Fair Event

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio – Two new people will be joining four incumbents on the Meigs County Agricultural Society Board of Directors (better known as the fair board).

There were six openings on the board this year. Those filing positions for the election are incumbents Danny Davis, Howard “Buddy” Ervin, Ronald Hensley, and Brian Windon. Additionally other candidates on the ballot are Robbie Calaway, Joseph Dillion, Brandon Fitch, Randall L. Kesterson, Charles “Chuck” Parker, Shane Roush, Kent D. Wolfe.

Elected to the Meigs County Agricultural Society are Brian Windon, Danny Davis, Ronald Hensley, Joseph Dillion, Howard “Buddy” Ervin, and Charles “Chuck” Parker. This year 146 voters participated in this year’s election.

The board also heard from Stacie Pullins who organized along with 25 volunteers the Scare at the Meigs Fair event. The haunted house was a fundraiser split between the fair and Bitanga’s for the their Breakathon. This year the Breakathon is raising money to start an annual clinic that will provide heart checks for area youth. Peyton Richmond, who is a student at Bitanga’s approached the fairboard with the idea of also supporting the fundraising event. Scare at the Meigs Fair was so successful that the fair is not only planning on doing the event again, but expanding it and again making it a split of the proceeds with Bitanga’s Breakathon again. For the two weekends of Scare at the Meigs Fair, just under 1,000 people attended the event with more than $4,600 total raised. People as far as Urbana attended the event. Vital Ventures 4-H Club sold concessions and it was fundraiser for the club as well. Additionally they are planning to have other activities which may include options for younger ages. The event will be utilizing #scareatthemeigsfair for future advertising.

Additional topics discussed were finalizing livestock rules, Bingo-ween event, and Calaway Classic event.

The next meeting of the Meigs County Agricultural Society is Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Rutland Bottle Gas Domestic Arts Building on the fairgrounds.