Wyoming Fair receives ‘Blue Ribbon Fair’ award

In early December, the Wyoming Fair Board of Directors was in Des Moines to receive the Blue Ribbon Award,” presented by the Association of Iowa Fairs. From left are Joe Yedlik, Northeast Iowa District Director; Kris Gobeli; Guy Petersen; Mike Franzen; Steve Agnitsch; Shirlee Brunscheen; Jason Zamastil; Rick Palmer, Northeast Iowa District Director; and Tricia Rosendahl, President Association of Iowa Fairs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Eichhorn)

     The Wyoming Community Fair, held in Wyoming, has been awarded the 2018 “Blue Ribbon Fair” Award by the Board of Directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs. The award was presented to the fair’s Board of Directors at the Association’s 2018 Conference and Annual Meeting, which was held Dec. 7 to 9 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The North Iowa Fair was chosen to receive the award from all the fairs in the Association’s Northeast District.

     “One member fair in each of the Association’s six fair districts in Iowa is presented this award each year,” stated Thomas Barnes, executive director of the Association. “The fair that receives this award must have shown progress in providing service to the youth programs in their community, plus show distinguished service to the community in both the fair and interim events. My wife Sue and I have visited the Wyoming Community Fair several times and we found it does indeed serve very well the community as outlined in the guidelines of this award.”

     Barnes added, “The Board of Directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the Wyoming Community Fair Board and their spouses for their commitment to their fair, and to the fair industry in Iowa. We also would like to thank the 4-H leaders and members, area FFA chapters and all the many other area volunteers that are involved with the fair. They all combined make the Wyoming Community Fair a ‘Blue Ribbon Fair.’”

     The Association of Iowa Fairs is the organizational body of the fair industry in Iowa. It has as its members the 105 county fairs of Iowa and the Iowa State Fair, and 155 associate members such as carnivals, entertainment agencies, festivals, chambers, concessionaires, special attractions and suppliers of the industry. Together, the members of the Association work together to promote and strengthen the fair industry in Iowa.

     For further information on the Association of Iowa Fairs, visit www.iowafairs.com.



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