Carla Spieldenner with AAA attended the Seneca County Agricultural Society's meeting Tuesday night. She stated the group wants to develop a community outreach program and is looking to be affiliated with the county fair happenings, whether to sponsor a day or an event.
After listening to several suggestions, board member Dave Hoover volunteered to meet with Spieldenner Wednesday to finalize AAA's involvement with the fair.
Fair board president Cal Staib submitted a letter proclaiming his intent to run for the vacant seat in State District 1.
A donation is being sought from North Central Electric Co-op's Peoples Fund toward construction of a new milkshake stand.
Next summer's fair dates have been set for July 22-29. Nightly grandstand events were determined: Sunday will be a tractor pull; Monday, horse races; Tuesday, a pig scramble; Wednesday, a horse pull; Thursday, a demolition derby and Friday, a rodeo. Saturday's event has not yet been confirmed. The entertainment committee was approved a budget of $20,000. Board members are to attend the state convention soon and expect to sign contracts with many entertainment groups.
Treasurer Bob Rainey reported all funds as of Nov. 30 contained $29,519. He also presented, and members accepted, the comparative report for 2010 to 2011 finances for publication.
Commissioner Jeff Wagner told the fair board the county has approved use of the Public Safety Building for fair use to house the flower show.
Recently deceased Jim Gabel and Lloyd Smith were recognized. Gabel had served for 44 years as a board member, and Smith had taken care of the restrooms during the fair and the flea markets.
In other matters, the board:
Tabled a decision on feeder calf vaccinations.
Approved Bob McClung, DVM, as Seneca County fair veterinarian.
Discussed radios for use during the fair.
Discussed golf carts for fair use and formed a committee to finalize needs.
Heard seasonal storage capacity in the buildings has been reached and members are turning away requests.
Agricultural Society members are to meet again at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10.