Seneca County Agricultural Society members heard Tuesday night the Ohio Department of Natural Resources taxidermy exhibit during the fair was a hit.
The board heard about 200 attendees voted on 20 displays of skunk, pheasant, raccoon, turkey, coyotes, deer and an albino raccoon. A 21-point whitetail deer won the contest.
Members discussed conducting the event for two days next year.
While discussing the fair, the board said some events were well attended while others may need additional promotion.
Certificates from Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Secretary of State Jon Husted recognizing Seneca County Fair were hand-delivered from Columbus.
Junior Fair King Runner-up Brandon Wise addressed the board regarding the new process of choosing fair royality, which was implemented this year.
Wise said he was relinquishing his sash and resigning from representing the court.
"It is the principle of the thing," Wise said. "The new way of electing the king and queen is not good. All the king candidates had been camp counselors together but since we had to compete against each other ... now friendships have been severed."
Wise questioned the voting process and ceremony protocol. He said not all entries were completed before the deadline but were allowed to participate.
Wise said he had Junior Fair Queen contestant Kelsey Rine's permission to say she feels the same way.
"Our motto is 'To make the best better' but this doesn't do it," he said. "We need to return to the old system."
In his report. Treasurer Bob Rainey said after all proceeds from the fair are received and bills paid, the fair board is to be in need of nearly $48,000. He said almost $55,000 has been paid to Clouse Construction for the new show pavilion. Rainey said he is to procure a loan for $75,000 from Republic Bank to cover expenses.
Board president Calvin Staib thanked Junior Fair Foundation for its donation of $50,000 toward the pavilion and large fan in the building.
In other matters, the board:
Appointed Denny Bowerman as the Agricultural Society's Scipio Township representative for one year.
Learned board members are needed from Reed Township, Tiffin and Fostoria.
Discussed drainage issues at the fairgrounds.
Is to conduct an autumn cheese sale.
Heard Indians Four Cylinder Club is to camp at the fairgrounds this weekend.
The agricultural society board is to meet next at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13.