Fall 2020

TheFaircracker N E W S L E T T E R

Flor ida Federat ion of Fai rs & Livestock Shows, Inc .

President’s Message Jim Ward

Hello Fair Family, All I can say is WOW!! What a Great Summer/

Fall workshop. We were hoping for about 45 Fair Folks to show up and at one time I counted 68 attendees, that was fabulous. I first would like to thank Terry Atchley & Dan West for putting to- gether a great program, in such trying times, that was totally relevant to what we are going through.

Thanks also to the Florida Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows Board of Directors, Attorneys & Committee Chairs for coming and taking care of FFF matters. It was great seeing everyone in person. Then, what can I say about my team here at the Pasco County Fair, you

guys are awesome! You stepped up and took care of everything to get ready for this, thank you all so much for your time and hard work that you put in, from setting up Clayton Hall for the Breakfast, Board Meeting & Lunch for the Board members, committee chairs, and Past Presidents, to going into Dan Cannon Auditorium and setting it up for our keynote speaker and for the din- ner on Friday night. I was so proud of how the auditorium looked dressed up. Tracy Thompson…. what can we say about the menu you put together for

us, from Steph’s biscuits and gravy, sausage biscuits and fruit for the board meeting breakfast to the Olga’s Bakery Cuban sandwiches, turkey sandwiches or, my favorite chicken salad on a croissant, with the cookies and brownies, what a hit. Then we go to Friday night, Steph’s again, beef tips with mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, then the peach or blueberry cobbler— fantastic! Saturday morning, we went back with Olga’s Bakery for the conti- nental breakfast with breadsticks, doughnuts, cinnamon buns and mini eclairs, and fresh fruit. Let’s not forget about Thursday night on your own The Green Door on 8th. I had several people remark that the bar has been set for future workshops and some even made the comment that they surely put on 10lbs over the weekend. We had some special guests visit over the weekend, we had the honor of

Past FFF President/Past FFF Executive Director Lisa Hinton, stopping by for a visit Thursday evening at The Green Door on 8th. Lisa, thank you so much, it was so good to see you and catch up with your retirement life. Friday evening two-time Past FFF President and retired Lake County GM Happy Norris along with former Asst Lake County GM, and soon to be Attorney, Leah Norris. We were also honored to have five other Past Presidents attending: Clark Con- verse, Doris Graska, Dan West, Paul Davis, and Bill Olson. Continued on page 4

OFFICERS President

Jim Ward, President/CEO Pasco County Fair 37328 Church Ave.

Dade City, FL 33525 Phone: 813-714-1393 First Vice President

Rhonda Ward, Collier County Fair Second Vice President

Terry Atchley, Hardee County Fair

Secretary/Treasurer Hal Porter

Citrus County Fair

Immediate Past President Bill Olson

Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair DIRECTORS

Eddie Cora, Miami-Dade County Fair

Fran Crone, SW FL & Lee County Fair Mark Harvey, North Florida Fair Shawn Krauel, Central Florida Fair

Rita DeMier Lincoln, South Florida Fair Jay Spicer, Martin County Fair

Shelly Terrell, Northeast Florida Fair Stacey Wade, Lake County Fair

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Eddie Porcelli, Spaghetti Eddie

Heidi Deggeller Pugh, Deggeller Attractions

HONORARY DIRECTORS Scot Eubanks, Florida Farm Bureau Michelle Faulk, FDACS


P.O. Box 368

Palmetto, FL 34220-0368 813-763-0161

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