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Committees & Superintendents

Fair Committees

Executive Committee: Bill Hoover, Ch., Barbara Mearkle, John Zembower & John E. Holbert
Advertising & Promotion: John Zembower, Ch., John E. Holbert, Bill Hoover, Jake Hoover, Peggy Zembower & Barbara Mearkle
Agriculture: Tom Wakefield, Ch., Dwayne Hay, John Sloas & Melanie Barkley
Personnel Committee: Bill Hoover, Ch., Harry Reffner, Jake Hoover, John Zembower, & Jim Edwards
Premium Book Tabloid: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., Harry Reffner & Eileen Davis
Gate Manager & First Aid Coordinator: Terry Gardill, Ch., & Peggy Zembower
Sponsorships: Bill Hoover, Ch., & Barbara Mearkle
Building & Grounds: Jake Hoover, Ch., John Zembower, Alan Noel, Peggy Zembower, John Sloas, John E. Holbert & Dave Stigers
Concessions: John E. Holbert, Ch., Doris Imler, Tom Wakefield, Peggy Zembower & Dave Stigers
Entertainment: John Zembower, Ch., Jake Hoover, Bill Hoover, Barb Mearkle & John E. Holbert
Midway Stage Music: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., Bill Hoover, & Shane Feather
Fair Queen Contest: Beverly Stanton, Ch.
Harness Racing: Jake Hoover, Ch. & Karl Huymair
Auto Racing: Jake Hoover, Ch., John Zembower, Peggy Zembower & Bill Hoover
Truck Pulls: Troy Mickle & Jason Mickle
Strategic Planning Committee: Bill Hoover, Ch., Barb Mearkle, John Zembower, Peggy Zembower, Jake Hoover & John Sloas
Jordan Hall (Senior Exhibits): Harry & Marcia Reffner
Fair Week Office Staff: Doris Imler, Audrianne Barnes, & Peggy Anderson
Safety Committee: Peggy Zembower, Ch., Harry Reffner, John E. Holbert, Alan Noel, Dave Stigers, Jake Hoover, & Tom Wakefield
Show Ring Coordinator: John Sloas, Ch., Travis Price, Keith Lohr, Hunter Lohr, Shawn Akers & Mike Cottle
Show Arena Announcer: Paul Shaffer
Grandstand Manager: Shelia Easter
Senior Events Committee: Bill Hoover, Ch., Ella Bowman, Traci Weyant & John Zembower
Veteran's Appreciation Committee: Susie Mickle, Lisa Cairo, & Jr Fair Board
Voices at the Fair Talent Contest: Susie Mickle, Ch., Peggy Zembower, Co-Ch, Galla, Barbara Mearkle, Debbie Drobenak & Don Fair
Exhibit Entry Clerk: Katie Cromer, Nicole Arnold, & Harry Reffner
Security & Parking: Irvin Claycomb, Ch., & Peggy Zembower
Stage and Track Managers: John Zembower, Jake Hoover, Bill Hoover, & Jeremy Barnes
Sound Systems: Don Fair & Kevin Harklerode
Digital Scrapbook Committee: Barbara Mearkle & Shane Feather
Website, Social Media, Videography & Photography: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., Jamie Mearkle, Jake Hoover, Harry Reffner, Shane Feather & Scott Feather
Jr. Fair Board/Ag Promotion: Bill Hoover, Ch., Jim Edwards, Troy & Susie Mickle, Advisors, & Thomas Wakefield
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull: Brandon Hartrampf, Ch., Austin Earley, Mike Berkey & Joe Hine
Historical Committee: Jake Hoover, Ch., John E. Holbert, Eric Zembower, Barbara Mearkle, & Tom Wakefield

Department Superintendents

For Department committee members, see individual departments under Premium Guide.


Jordan Hall (Sr. Exhibits): Harry & Marcia Reffner
4-H Exhibit Building: Leann Harr & Ivah Coleman
Sheep: Rodney Fisher
Jr. Horse & Pony: Erin Cromer & Lauren Carpenter
Model Horse: Michele Dibert
Jr Beef: Kay Kring & Joe Cogan
Dairy: Wayne Koontz
Jr Dairy Beef: Tiffany Cessna
Jr. Swine: Wayne Felix & Rick Foor (Assistant)
Jr. Dairy Goats: Spring Truax-Whisel
Jr. Market Goats: James Over
Carcass Animals: Scott Myers
Group Exhibits: Dwayne Hay
Livestock Judging Contest: Melanie Barkley & Ginger Fair
Dairy Judging Contest: Dwayne Hay & Wayne Cessna
Rabbits: Lita Jezeskie & Cheryl Jezeskie
Cavy: Tammy Reyan
Poultry: Craig Reasy
Jr. Vegetables, Fruits & Floral: Kay Kring, Bethany Kensinger & Cierra Horton
Jr. Home & Dairy Products: Bonnie Diehl
Jr. Needlecrafts: Beverly Stanton & Amanda Zug
Jr. Arts & Crafts: Sara Snyder & Lisa Hagenbuch
Sr. Vegetables, Grains & Hay, Eggs: Richard Hyde, Kara Lynn and Lori Foor
Sr. Fruits & Nuts: Stacey Shaffer
Sr. Home & Dairy Products: Jenny Horner
Christmas Trees: George Kuhne
Sr. Floral: Susan Trimeloni
Sr. Needlecraft: Lana Fisher
Sr. Arts & Crafts: Dena Diehl & Shelly Cable
Wines: Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Geisel
Sheep Leadline: Vickie Styer
Horseshoe Pitching Contest: John Clites
Log Cutting Contest: Zack Brouse
Fair Beautification Contest: Beth Sherwood, Andy & Nicole Arnold
Voices at the Fair Talent Contest: Susie Mickle, Peggy Zembower, Dan & Galla, & Don Fair
4-H Air Rifle Contest: Jeffrey Brantlinger
4-H Air Pistol Contest: Cheryl Jezeskie
Apiary & Maple Projects: Jenny Horner
Antique Farm Machinery: Bob Dibert

Veterinarians: Dr. Andrew Erickson, Dr. Michele Anderson, Bracken Ridge Veterinary Service & Veterinary Medical Center

The Bedford Fair Association would like to thank the volunteers who are listed above, and all the other volunteers and employees who make our county Fair possible. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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