Monday, April 20, 2009

Fair President Resigns for Health Reasons

Dedicated Orange County Fair President Keith O'Connor resigned recently due to health problelms. Keith has undergone heart surgery and will be unable to put in the time it takes to manage the fair; he needs to concentrate on his own health and well-being. Please remember Keith and his wife Darleen during this recovery period. Cards and letters may be sent to 14271 Willis Court, Orange, 22960. We wish Keith a speedy recovery and thank him for all that he has done for the fair and 4-H! Hopefully he will be back in the swing of things soon.

In the mean time, Maxine Henry has stepped up as President of the fair, and Sarah Lohman Altman will be Vice-President. Former President Scott Johnson has returned to help with the fair's Building and Grounds Committee--an important job in this year of changes and growth for the fair. We ALL (parents, 4-H'ers, staff) need to do what we can to help make the fair the best it can be this year, so please inventory your skills and schedule and offer up what you can. The fair theme is so true: "We've got a good thing growing..."