Suwannee River Fair news

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As summer draws to an end, it is time to start preparations for the 2014 Suwannee River Fair. 

The General Meeting for the Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Association will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at  6:30 p.m., at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion in Fanning Springs.  Elections for seats on the Board of Directors will be held at this meeting. 

The Dixie County seats that are to be filled are currently held by: Frank Bussard and Jaime NesSmith.  The Levy County seats that are to be filled are currently held by: Loran Brookins and Mickey Beauchamp.  The Gilchrist County seats that are to be filled are currently held by: Randy Roberts and Jerry Wright.  The Director at Large seat will also be filled and it is currently held by Michelle Walker-Crawford.  Nominees must be present.  You must be a fair member to vote.

Members must be at least 18 years old.  Students grade K-12 or home schooled equivalent in Dixie, Levy or Gilchrist counties are not eligible to be members.  The annual dues are $5 per person, payable to the Suwannee River Fair.  Dues can be submitted at the General Meeting or mailed to: P O Box 252, Trenton, FL 32693.   If you choose to submit your dues by mail, please be sure to include your name, address, telephone and the county in which you live.  Only members in good standing will be eligible to vote (dues paid before or at the General Meeting).

A second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. to review changes to the fair rules for 2014 and to address questions.  This meeting will be held at the fair pavilion.  The board would like to encourage FFA Advisors, 4H Leaders and parents to attend this meeting.  The Board of Directors and Show Superintendents will be on hand to answer any questions. 

Make a note of these other important dates:

• Fat Steer Weigh/Tag In —  Sept. 21, from 7 to 9 a.m.

• Feeder Steer Weigh/Tag In — Dec. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m.

• Swine Tag In —  Dec. 7 from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

• Heifer Weigh/Tag In — Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.