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Clark Converse wins Heritage Award ..................................................... 12 Fair Partners’ Shootout ........................ 10 Gayle Hart wins Addy ........................... 44


Lisa Hinton named Woman of the Year in Agriculture ........................... 16,36


Building named for Jeanne Keaton ...................................... 44


Rick Vymlatil Elected 2nd Vice Chair of IAFE ................................. 14


IN EVERY ISSUE: Advertisers Index .................................... 2 Associate Member Report ................... 52 Associate Member News............ 55,56,57 Associate Members (new).................... 59 Attorney’s Corner ................................... 3 Board of Directors .................................. 2 Board Meeting Notice ............................. 1 Convention News .............................. 1,4,6 Deadlines ................................................. 6 Executive Director .................................. 3 Fair Dates ................................................. 2 Faircracker Advertising........................ 55 Fairly Important Matters ................. 35, 40 .......................................................... 42, 44


Florida Fair News ................... 24,25,26,28 ............................................ 29,30,32,33,34 Golf Tournament ..................................... 9 IAFE .............................................. 14,22,53 IAFE Convention .......... 12,14,19,20,22,23 Important Dates....................................... 3 Legislative Review ................................ 38 Mission Statement ................................ 60 NICA ....................................................... 45 OABA...................................................... 49 President’s Message .............................. 2 Remembering Those. ........................... 50 YPI ..................................................... 47,48 Zone II..................................................... 45


Faircracker


SPRING 2016 Plan Now To Attend This Year’s


Florida Federation of Fairs Annual Convention And IAFE Zone II Meeting


This year’s Florida Federation of Fairs Annual Convention and IAFE Zone II Meeting will be held May 12th – 14th at the beautiful Renais- sance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. Felecia Chivington and the Convention Program Committee have a great Convention planned for you. Not only will you be inspired at the Opening Session with a dy- namic keynote speaker, you’ll learn new ideas, improve old ideas, and make new friends. We are also delighted that Fairs from IAFE Zone II will be joining us again! What a great way to network with other Fairs in the southeast as well as our own Florida Fairs. Plan your trip so you come early or stay an extra day so you can enjoy the gorgeous view


from your balcony and have time to visit historic St. Augustine. You can’t beat that! Make plans now to attend! Look for more details about the convention on our website and don’t for- get the Golf Tournament on May 11th! You don’t have to know how to play golf to come out and have FUN!


Convention Highlights At A Glance Wednesday, May 11th


Giles Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament St. Johns Golf and Country Club


Thursday, May 12th


President’s Party honoring President Tom Umiker


Friday, May 13th Opening Session


and Keynote speaker – David Okerlund Thursday, Friday, and Saturday


Educational Sessions featuring many guest speakers and many of our own “Florida” experts.


Fantastic Showcases throughout the Convention!


Get a PDF version of


The Firecracker online at www.floridafairs.org


AND NEW THIS YEAR – A FRIDAY NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA OF SHOWCASES!


Be sure to join us for the Trade Show Happy Hour on Friday—a great chance to mix, mingle, and do some Fair business!


Plan to get dinner early on Friday night and be back by 8 pm for two hours of GREAT showcases.


Federation Hospitality Suite open nightly - a great place to network!


Trade Show featuring over 80 Associate member businesses


Round Table Discussions for exchanging thoughts and ideas


And a whole lot more……. BOARD MEETING NOTICE


The Florida Federation of Fairs Board of Directors’ will meet on Thursday, May 12th at 10:00 am and also on Saturday, May 14th after the Annual Business Meeting at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL in conjunction with the Annual Convention.


The Federation Annual Business Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 14th after the luncheon at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL in conjunction with the Annual Convention.


A Publication of the


Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows, Inc. 12802 Balm Boyette Road / Riverview, Florida 33579 / Phone: 813-763-0161 Fax: 888-233-1501/ www.floridafairs.org


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