Supervisors hear Wright County Fair annual report

This photo from the 2017 Wright County Fair shows Jane Roberts from the Belmond-Klemme FFA with her champion individual turkey while Fair Princess Jarika Eisentrager, Queen Danielle Koster, and Princesss Kelsey Dean help show off her awards. Photo by Kacey Ginn

Wright County District Junior Fair manager Tricia Rosendahl, accompanied by several board members, presented the annual report and funding request to the Wright County Supervisors at their final meeting of the year on December 26th.

Their capital campaign was another huge success, and even better is that the mortgage is completely paid in full. The Fair Board continues to be thrilled with the support shown to the Sponsorship Program, which just finished its 14th year with just over $67,000 coming in for a grand total of over $652,000 in that time. The Fair Foundation, through the Endow Iowa program and the Wright County Charitable Foundation, continues to grow with just over $19,000 to provide for the future needs of the fair.

Two 4-H clubs came up with projects this year to improve the grounds and buildings. Wright County P.I.G. received a Monsanto grant to do a new photo backdrop at the show arena, while two members of the Lake Clovers Club designed, planned and organized construction of the new GaGa Ball pit. “Kara Legleiter and Mackenna Hasty not only created the game, they fundraised the entire amount for the project,” said Rosendahl. “It was used a lot, and we are so proud of all of these 4-H’ers.”

The 4-H kids contributions to the success of the fair didn’t stop there, as Shea Whaley promoted the beef industry at the annual supper with a display and handing out recipes. The Pork Interest Group also held an educational session for the ‘Lil Squealers participants about the swine industry and how to show pigs. Another volunteer project was held at the country school house, as the Amdahl brothers spruced it up for the enjoyment of fairgoers for many years to come.


For more county business, see the January 4 edition of the Monitor.