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President’s Message Can’t believe it is Fall already!!

Thanks to all who helped with the Summer Workshop. The topics were excellent and each one well attended. Please be aware of the new IRS policies, if you have not received them please let us know as we will be glad to forward copies for your boards to review.

The Merit Committee, chaired by Pete Sutton and Gayle Hart, has re- vised the evaluation program. I encourage all Fairs to participate. Some- times we are so close to a situation that we totally miss it, and the ad- vantage of having a peer in the industry take a look can really help. Even if you are not asked to review a Fair I do encourage you to visit as many as you can. A big thanks to the Merit Committee!!.

For those of you planning a Fall Fair I wish you the best of weather and luck!! I do plan to attend as many Fairs as I can so hopefully I will see you soon. Thanks again for all the support you all have given me, I just love this industry!!

Jeanne Message from the Executive Secretary

Can you believe it’s FAIR SEASON already! Hope those of you with Fall Fairs had a successful run and for those of you that are coming up in the Spring – GOOD LUCK!

It’s been a great Summer for the Federation – we had a fan- tastic Summer Workshop in Ft. Pierce hosted by the St. Lucie County Fair. The staff and Board definitely rolled out the red carpet to make it a memorable event! A special thanks to our Sponsors!

This year’s Annual Directory has been published and distributed. A special thanks to Doris Graska – she spent a tremendous amount of time editing the Directory to make sure it was right. Thanks also to Rita DeMier for doing the layout for the cover with this year’s Photo Contest winners. The Directory wouldn’t have happened without help from both of you!

It has been great to see so many of our Federation Fairs utilizing our networking services. Many of you have sent in questions which we have distributed throughout our membership. Thanks to all of you that have taken the time to respond. What a great way for the Federation to serve your needs. If you have any questions or wonder how other Fairs are handling certain issues, just send me your question and I’ll forward it out to all the Fairs.

If there is anything I can do for you – please don’t hesitate to give me a call and thanks again for all your support!

Don’t forget –YOU are the Federation and our organization is here to serve you! Sincerely Lisa Hinton

Lisa Hinton, Executive Secretary 12802 Balm Boyette Road Riverview, Florida 33579

Phone: 813-763-0161 Fax: 813-651-5762 President

Jeanne Keaton

Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows, Inc. St. Lucie County Fair Mailing Address: PO Box 12478

Ft. Pierce, FL 34979-2478 Location:

15601 W. Midway Road, Ft. Pierce. FL

Phone: 772-464-2910 Fax: 772-464-8892 Cell: 772-201-1004


Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows, Inc. Board of Directors

OFFICERS President

Jeanne Keaton, St Lucie County Fair First Vice President

C.E. “Happy” Norris, Lake County Fair Second Vice President

Dan West, Manatee County Fair Secretary-Treasurer

Gayle Hart, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Immediate Past President

Artie McIntyre, Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair DIRECTORS

Felecia Frenkel Chivington, Pensacola Interstate Fair Phil Clark, Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Dawn Rowe, Osceola County Fair W.H. Pete Sutton, Clay County Fair

Toby Turner, Firefighters Indian River County Fair Tom Umiker, Greater Hillsborough County Fair Rick Vymlatil, South Florida Fair Jim Ward, Pasco County Fair

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Vicki Oler-Senecal—Oler Productions

Joe Repass, K & K Insurance Group of Florida HONORARY DIRECTORS Dr. Larry Arrington,

Florida Cooperative Extension Service Don Coker,

Florida Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers Market Division Frankie Hall,

Florida Farm Bureau 3

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