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FEDERATION UPDATES……………………...………………..……………………………. Federation Announces

New Historical Exhibit Contest S

umte y Crl Ree, b itd b ao evs Hsoia xi i o mte himn itrcl Ehbt Cm ite Car a The Florida Federation of Fairs has added a historical dis-

play contest to the awards program that organizers are hoping will be exciting and interesting to not only partici- pants but Federation members and affiliates. The purpose of the competition is for Florida Fairs to create displays to educate the public on how their Fair got started and how it has progressed through the years. Representatives from Florida Fairs are asked to use any

information available to them to create a display and pro- vide information on their Fair. This would include such things as photographs, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and old documents. Photographs of the display, along with short essays, will

be judged and rosette ribbons will be awarded at the 2011 Federation convention, to be held in St. Augustine. Information about the contest will be available on the Federation Web site.

A New Blue Ribbon Program for Florida Fairs S

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The Florida Federation of Fairs Board of Directors recently

approved a plan to continue its Blue Ribbon Fair Program with several changes as recommended by the Merit Awards Committee. Some of the changes are: •Refer to the program as an “Evaluation” rather than be-

ing “Judged.” •Establish the purpose as “Establishing Blue Ribbon Stan-

dards for Florida Fairs using Best Practices.” This would change the previous program of “Improvements” to receive the Blue Ribbon. •The Evaluation form has been changed to include “Best

Practices” for each area to be evaluated and other areas of interest that might be unique to a Fair, such as a Historical Village. •Any Fair that would like to be considered for the “Blue

Ribbon Award” would have to request the evaluation through the Federation office rather than request NOT to be evaluated as in the past. Evaluators will be assigned by the Co-Chairs of the Merit

Committee as follows: Fall Fairs – Pete Sutton; Spring Fairs – Gayle Hart Fairs that won the “Blue Ribbon Award” two years ago

will not be evaluated, since they have one year remaining; they will again receive the Blue Ribbon at the convention. Fairs that were awarded the “Blue Ribbon Award” last year will be exempt for two more years. The new plan is to get all Fairs on a three year rotating evaluation program. If a Fair scores 4.0 or better overall, they will receive the Blue Ribbon Award at the convention, which will be good

for three years. The committee’s plan is to have Fairs follow its “Best

Practices” to achieve the Blue Ribbon Award and maintain a standard of excellence in all areas of the Fair operation. It’s vital for keeping our Fair guests experience enjoyable and positive. Additional details of the program are available at

11th Annual Giles Ellis Golf Tournament S

Plans have been finalized for the 11th Annual Giles Ellis

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Golf Tournament to be held on May 18, 2011 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida. This will be an exciting way to kick off the Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Annual Meeting which is scheduled for May 19–21. The convention will be held at the Renaissance Resort at

the World Golf Village and the golf tournament will be held at the Slammer & Squire golf course on-site. The World Golf Village is located in northeast Florida, 20

minutes South of Jacksonville and 8 miles North of Historic St. Augustine, off Interstate-95 at exit 323/old 95-A, Inter- national Golf Parkway. This year the Renaissance Resort was named one of the

best golf resorts in the world by Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine. The Renaissance has been named among the top golf resorts several times, this year it was named among the top 80 golf resorts in the world and “top 10 Flor- ida golf resorts.” The Renaissance was one of just two re- sort hotels to earn a perfect score of 100 for design and golf courses and also for the outstanding golf staff and ser- vices. The Slammer & Squire course was designed by Bobby

Weed, with player consultants “Slammin” Sam Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. The 6,939 yard course offers views of the World Golf Hall of Fame from several holes and is distinguished by memorable par- 3’s, preserved woodlands, wetlands, and natural beauty. The Slammer & Squire has hosted several televised events including: Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, Trevino vs. Player, the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and the LPGA’s Handa Cup…and now the Giles Ellis Tournament, although this one won’t be televised. This year’s golf committee was pleased to work out the

details to have this year’s tournament on-site at the Slam- mer & Squire. The cost will remain the same as last year, $125 per player or $500 per team. This includes a box lunch, golf, and dinner. It promises to be “one to remem- ber.” You will be proud to tell your friends that you’ve played this prestigious course. Associate and Fair Members are encouraged to make

plans now to participate in the tournament. Spread the word…Player spots and Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Pete Sutton @ 904-284-1615, for details. You can also visit .


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