Agricultural Society Oficers & Committees

P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Senior Fair Board Members in Charge

Chairmen for the Junior Fair: Bruce Gregg

Beef                                                          Todd Carpenter (Chair), Brian Durbin, Scott Lahmon, Scott Moody

Dairy                                 Curt Bechtel (Chair), Todd Carpenter

Dairy Market Feeders      Curt Bechtel (Chair), Todd Carpenter

Equine                               Kenda Ross (Chair), Rick Gage, Tim Higgins

Goats                                 Mike Schirtzinger (Chair), Rick Gage, Scott Moody

Llamas/Alpacas                John Curtis

Junior Fair Sales Comm.  Scott Moody (Chair), Mike Smith

Rabbits/ Poultry               Scott Moody (Chair), Rick Gage, Mike Schirtzinger

Sheep                                Bruce Gregg (Chair), Mike Smith

Swine                                                        Jamie Shipley (Chair), Dennis Bartley, Brian Durbin, Bailey Shipley

 

ADVISORS:

Rochelle Adam, Junior Fair Coordinator

Andrea Daubenmier, Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development

Larry L. Hall, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Adam Rine, Key Leader

2015 JUNIOR FAIR BOARD OFFICERS

Torrie Purdy…………………………………………………..President

Ben McClay….…….……………...…………………………..Vice President

Emma Lucas…...…...……………………………………..…...Secretary/Reporter

Monique Adam……….………………..……….……………..Treasurer

Members

Monique Adam, Annika Adam, Tori Anders, Olivia Bates, Jarrod Belton, Alynnza Brady, Bradyn Burke, JT Burke, Lee Burke, Trey Caldwell, Garrett Cox, Lauren Davis, Caleb Dickhof, Cassandra Dickhof, Hannah Dilts, Katie Dilts, Jaime Donaldson, Lexie Doup, Shelby Erlandson, Ethan Fowler, Hannah Furay, Caity Gaddis, Julie Gantz, Rachel Geiger, Katie Gibson, Justin Goeppinger, Caleb Hickman, Joshua Hill, Brandon Holt, Emily Holt, Dalton Hoffman, Harrison Hux, Renee Kinser, Emma Lucas, Ben McClay, Holly McClay, Josh McClure, Luke McKee, Hunter McVay, Charlette Mickey, Alec Moss, Madelyn Moss, Lexi Mount, Clayton Noggle, Noah Parnell, Taylor Pfiefer, Torrie Purdy, Riley Randall, Cassie Rine, Jessica Small, Lexie Smith, Taylor Smith, Hannah Stewart, Josh Stimpert, Frankie Strouse, Ryan Tarr, Monica VanAtta, Cassandra Vaughn, Lauren White, Mercedes Wilson


JUNIOR FAIR BOARD DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES

           

Beef & Market Dairy Steers:                                                 Monique Adam, Jarrod Belton, Lee Burke, Caity Gaddis, Hunter McVay, Riley Randall, Lexie Smith, Cassandra Vaughn, Lauren White

Dairy:                                                                                                                          Tori Anders, Ethan Fowler, Rachel Geiger, Justin Goeppinger, Ben McClay, Holly McClay                      

Dairy Market Feeders:                                                                       JT Burke, Caleb Dickhof, Joshua Hill, Brandon Holt, Emily Holt, Harrison Hux, Jessica Small, Josh Stimpert         

Dogs:                                                                                                                          Trey Caldwell, Renee Kinser, Taylor Pfeifer, Cassandra Vaughn

Goats:                                                                                                                         Annika Adam, Lauren Davis, Hannah Furay, Katie Gibson, Josh McClure, Alec Moss, Madelyn Moss, Taylor Pfeifer

Horse:                                                                                                                         Hannah Dilts, Katie Dilts, Lexie Smith, Franki Strouse, Monica VanAtta                                   

Llamas:                                                                                                                       Tori Anders, Alec Moss, Madelyn Moss

Poultry:                                                                                                                       Garret Cox, Shelby Erlandson, Julie Gantz, Renee Kinser, Emma Lucas, Ryan Tarr, Mercedes Wilson

Rabbits:                                                                                                          Hannah Dilts, Katie Dilts, Caleb Hickman, Dalton Hoffman, Clatyon Noggle, Cassie Rine

Sales Committee:                                                                               Holly McClay, Hunter McVay, Lauren White

Sheep:                                                                                                                         Olivia Bates, Trey Caldwell, Cassandra Dickhof, Jaime Donaldson, Lexi Mount, Taylor Smith, Hannah Stewart

Swine:                                                                                                            Alynnza Brady, Bradyn Burke, Lexie Doup, Luke McKee, Charlette Mickey, Noah Parnell, Torrie Purdy

                                                                              Sheep:                                                                                                                                    

                                                                              Showman of Showmen:                                


Knox County Junior Fair Board

Bylaws

Article I

Name

The name of the organization shall be the Knox County Junior Fair Board.

Article II

Purpose

The purpose of the organization shall be:

~ To promote the interests of the Knox County youth through their exhibits and activities at the Knox County Junior Fair.

~ To make recommendations to the Senior Fair Board regarding the Knox County Junior Fair.

~ To cooperate with and assist the Senior Fair Board in carrying out the activities of the Knox County Junior Fair.

Article III

Members

Section 1.

The membership of the committee shall include youth that are eligible to participate in the Knox County Junior Fair:

  1. 4-H Club Members
  2. FFA Chapter Members
  3. FFCLA Chapter Members
  4. Girl Scouts
  5. Boy Scouts
  6. Junior Grange Members

Section 2.

All board members shall be at least 14 years of age as of January 1 of the current year.

Section 3.

The selection of the board members will be supervised by the adult leaders of the organization represented.

Section 4.

The term of membership is one year. Members will need to re-apply through the organization that they are representing each year.

Section 5.

The members and officers of the organization shall at all times cooperate with and be under the direction and supervision of the Junior Fair Coordinator and the Knox County Senior Fair Board.

Article IV

Officers

Section 1.

The officers of the Junior Fair Board shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian.  

Section 2.

The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

Section 3.

Duties of the officers will be as follows:

  1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at the meetings of the board, see that the rules of the organization are enforced and supervise the committees of the Knox County Junior Fair Board.
  2. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assume the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record the minutes of the meeting of the organization, receive and conduct correspondence, to provide for publicity.
  4. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and discharge all funds belonging to the organization.
  5. It shall be the duty of the Historian to gather information regarding the organization’s activities.

Article V

Meetings

Section 1.

The organizational meeting of the Knox County Junior Fair Board will be held in December of each year with additional meetings as called by the Junior Fair Coordinator. Meetings will be a combination of the following: business meetings, workday meetings and fair week meetings.

Section 2.

25% of the board will constitute a quorum.

Section 3.

Any member who has two unexcused absences will be removed from the Knox County Junior Fair Board.


Article VI

Committees

The committees of the Knox County Junior Fair Board shall consist of but are not limited to the following:

~ Animal

  • Beef & Market Dairy Steers
  • Dairy
  • Dairy Market Feeders
  • Dogs
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Llama
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Swine

~ Non-Animal

  • Booth Building
  • FFA
  • Flowers
  • Office
  • Sales Committee
  • Showman of Showmen
  • Skillathon
  • Trophies

Article VII

Amendment of Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended at any business meeting of the Knox County Junior Fair Board by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at least one week prior to the meeting on which action is taken.

Curt Bechtel, President; Kenda Ross, Vice President;

Linda Lahmon, Secretary; Ken Boeshart, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TERMS EXPIRES 2015

John Curtis.................................................................................................. Mount Vernon

Mike Schirtzinger............................................................ Harrison and Butler Townships

Bruce Gregg................................................................ Middlebury and Berlin Townships

Mike Smith.................................................................................................... Knox County

Kenda Ross.................................................................................................... Knox County

Tim Higgins................................................................... Pleasant and College Townships

James C. Shipley........................................................................................... Knox County

TERMS EXPIRE 2016

Johnny Curtis.............................................................................................. Mount Vernon

Rick Gage............................................................................. Clay and Jackson Townships

Scott Lahmon..................................................................... Union and Howard Townships

Dennis Bartley.................................................................. Milford and Hilliar Townships

Jamie Shipley................................................................................................ Knox County

Curt Bechtel.......................................................................... Monroe and Pike Townships

Dustin Beheler............................................................................................... Knox County

TERMS EXPIRES 2017

Rod Atherton..................................................................... Morgan and Miller Townships

Brian Durbin................................................................... Jefferson and Brown Townships

LeRoy Byall................................................................................................ Mount Vernon

Todd Carpenter.................................................................. Wayne and Morris Townships

Scott Moody..................................................................... Liberty and Clinton Townships

Tammy Coakley............................................................................................ Knox County

Bailee Shipley............................................................................................... Knox County

EX-OFFICIO

John Barker................................................................................. County Extension Agent

Larry L. Hall....................................................................... County Extension Agent, 4-H

Rochelle Adam............................................................................. Junior Fair Coordinator

Yvonne Clutter................................................................ Junior Fair Trophy Coordinator

Tim Mackley  County School Superintendent

AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

Chairman - John Curtis

 

ARTS & CRAFTS/FLOWERS

Chairman - Mike Shirtzinger, Cathy Gallwitz, Chrystal Gallwitz, Gwen Dugan, and The president of the Knox County Garden Club

 

AUDIT & TICKETS

Chairman – Emily Morrison, John Curtis, and Kyle Atherton

 

BEEF

Chairman – Todd Carpenter, Brian Durbin, Scott Lahmon, Scott Moody, and T. Carpenter

 

BLEACHER COORDINATOR

Chairman – Dennis Bartley and Dustin Beheler

 

BUILDING RENTAL

Chairman – : John Curtis and Kenda Ross

 

CAMPER STORAGE

Chairman – John Curtis, Scott Lahmon, Tammy Coakley, and all directors

 

CAMPGROUNDS

Chairman –Scott Moody, Curt Bechtel, Jamie Shipley, Rick Gage

 

CONCESSIONS

Chairman – Jim Shipley, CO Chairman: Bailee Shipley, Mike Shirtzinger, and Rick Gage

 

CONVENTION

Chairman – John Curtis, Jim Shipley, Emily Morrison, and Rick Gage

 

MERCHANTS AND TENTS

Chairman – Rick Gage, David Hurlow, Erik Hall, Kenda Ross, and Mike Shirtzinger

 

DAIRY

Chairman - Curt Bechtel, Erik Hall, Todd Carpenter, and T. Carpenter

 

DAY AT THE FAIR

Chairman – Kenda Ross, Emily Morrison, and Scott Moody

 

DRAFT HORSES & DRAFT PONIES

Chairman – Scott Lahmon, Bailee Shipley, Dave Hurlow, and Erik Hall

 

EMERGENCY FIRE & SAFETY

Chairman – Brian Durbin and Kenda Ross

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Chairman – Jamie Shipley, Bailee Shipley, Curt Bechtel, Dennis Bartley, Jim Shipley, John Curtis, Linda Lahmon,  Rick Gage, Emily Morrison, Tammy Coakley, and Todd Carpenter

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman – Jim Shipley, Curt Bechtel , Dennis Bartley, Jamie Shipley, John Curtis, Leroy Byall, and Rick Gage

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ALTERNATES

Chairman – Kenda Ross, Emily Morrison, and Todd Carpenter

 

FAIR BOOK

Chairman – Rick Gage, Emily Morrison, Kyle Atherton, and Linda Lahmon

 

FARM MACHINERY

Chairman – John Curtis, Dustin Beheler, and Kyle Atherton

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chairman – Kenda Ross, Dustin Beheler, Rick Gage, Todd Carpenter

 

GATES

Chairman – Erik Hall, Brain Durbin, Dave Hurlow, Kyle Atherton, Leroy Ball, Mike Shirtzinger, T. Carpenter, and all directors

 

GOATS

Chairman – Mike Shirtzinger, Dave Hurlow, and Scott Moody

 

GROUNDS

Chairman – Leroy Byall, Dennis Bartley and all directors

 

HORSES AND PONIES

Chairman – Kenda Ross, Erik Hall, Rick Gage

 

INRAIL SIGNS

Chairman – Kenda Ross, John Curtis, Linda Lahmon, and Rick Gage

 

JR. FAIR SALES COMMITTEE

Chairman – Scott Moody, Dennis Bartley, and Rick Gage

 

LITTLE MISS

Chairman – John Curtis, Kyle Atherton

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Chairman – Erik Hall and Rick Gage

 

PARKING & POLICE

Chairmen – Scott Lahmon, Kyle Atherton, and Mike Shirtzinger

 

PUBLICITY

Chairman – Jim Shipley CO Chairman: Bailee Shipley and Emily Morrison

 

RABBITS & POULTRY

Chairman – Scott Moody, Dave Hurlow, and Mike Shirtzinger

 

RIDES & PITCH GAMES

Chairman- John Curtis, Emily Morrison, and Jim Shipley

 

SANITATION

Chairman – Scott Moody, Brain Durbin, and Todd Carpenter

 

SHEEP

Chairman - Mike Shirtzinger, Kyle Atherton, Rick Gage, and T. Carpenter

 

SOUND

Chairman – Dustin Beheler and Kyle Atherton

 

SPEED

Chairman - Jamie Shipley, Bailee Shipley, Curt Bechtel, Erik Hall, Jim Shipley, and Todd Carpenter

 

SWINE

Chairman – Dennis Bartley CO Chairman: T. Carpenter, Bailee Shipley, Jamie Shipley, and Scott Lahmon

 

TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL, ROUGH TRUCK & FIGURE 8 BUS RACING

Chairman - Dustin Beheler, Dennis Bartley, John Curtis, and Kyle Atherton