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Committees & Superintendents

Fair Committees

Executive Committee: Jim Edwards, Ch., Harry Reffner, John Zembower & Bill Hoover
Advertising & Promotion: John E. Holbert, Ch., Jake Hoover, John Zembower, Barbara Mearkle & Jim Edwards
Agriculture: Richard Barkley, Ch., Tom Wakefield, Dwayne Hay & Melanie Barkley
Premium Book Tabloid: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., & Eileen Davis
Gate Manager & First Aid Coordinator: Terry Gardill
Sponsorships: Bill Hoover, Ch., John H. Holbert
Building & Grounds: Jim Edwards, Co-Ch., John E. Holbert, Co-Ch., Richard Barkley, Jake Hoover, John H. Holbert, Tom Lingenfelter, Dwayne Hay & Ron Gibner
Concessions: John E. Holbert, Ch., Harry Reffner, Doris Imler, Tom Wakefield & Ron Gibner
Entertainment: John Zembower, Ch., Jake Hoover, Jim Edwards & John E. Holbert
Midway Stage Music: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., Bill Hoover
Fair Queen Contest: Co-Ch., Beverly Stanton & Jim Edwards
Harness Racing: Jake Hoover, Ch.
Racing: Jake Hoover, Co-Ch., John Zembower, Co-Ch., John E. Holbert, Jim Edwards & Bill Hoover
Truck Pulls: Troy Mickle and Jason Mickle
Jordan Hall (Senior Exhibits): Harry & Marcia Reffner
Fair Week Office Staff: Doris Imler, Mgr., Linda Shaffer, Peggy Anderson
Safety Committee: Bill Hoover, John E. Holbert & Tom Wakefield
Show Ring Coordinator: Johnny Sloas, Ch./Coordinator, Mark Rock, Keith Lohr, Trent Lohr & Mike Cottle
Show Arena Announcer: Paul Shaffer
Grandstand Manager: Jim & Cara Neatrour
Senior Events Committee: Bill Hoover, Ch., Ella Bowman, Traci Weyant & Alexia Weyant
Exhibit Entry Clerk: Tonya Dibert, Ch. & Nicole Arnold
Security & Parking: Irvin Claycomb, Ch.
Stage and Track Managers: John Zembower, Jake Hoover, Ron Williams & Bill Hoover
Sound Systems: Don Fair & Kevin Harklerode
Scrapbook Committee: Marcia Reffner, Michelle Stiles, & Lori Lewis
Digital Scrapbook Committee: Barbara Mearkle & Shane Feather
Website, Social Media, Videography & Photography: Barbara Mearkle, Ch., Jamie Mearkle, Shane Feather & Scott Feather
Jr. Fair Board: Bill Hoover, Ch., Richard Barkley, Harry Reffner, & Troy & Susie Mickle, Advisors
Talking Cow, "Big Bertha" Ag Promotion Committee: Thomas Wakefield, Ch., Bill Hoover, Jr Fair Board Members
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull: Brandon Hartrampf & Joe Hine

Department Superintendents

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


Jordan Hall (Sr. Exhibits): Harry & Marcia Reffner
Jr. Exhibition Building: Liane Harr, Ch., & lvah Coleman
Jr. Livestock: Richard Barkley, Melanie Barkley & Dwayne Hay
Draft Horses: Ernie Alwine & Jake Hall
Dairy Cattle: Wayne Koontz, Jared Helsley (Open Assistant) & Bob Stanton (Jr. Assistant)
Beef Cattle (Open & Junior): Joe Cogan & Leroy Hall
Sheep: Rodney Fisher
Jr. Horse & Pony: Erin Cromer & Lauren Carpenter
Model Horse: Michele Dibert
Swine: Wayne Felix & Rick Foor (Assistant)
Jr. Dairy Goats: Spring Truax-Whisel
Jr. Market Goats: James Over
Carcass Lamb: Scott Myers
Group Exhibits: Dwayne Hay
Livestock Judging Contest: Melanie Barkley
Dairy Judging Contest: Dwayne Hay & Wayne Cessna
Rabbits: Don Barton & Cheryl Jezeskie
Cavy: Tammy Reyan
Poultry: Craig Reasy
Jr. Vegetables, Fruits & Floral: Kay Kring, Bethany Kensinger & Cierra Horton
Jr. Home & Dairy Products: Bonnie Diehl & Erin Jay
Jr. Needlecrafts: Beverly Stanton & Amanda Zug
Jr. Arts & Crafts: Janice Penrod & Dana Shade
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: Steve Young
Sr. Floral: Susan Trimeloni
Sr. Needlecraft: Lana Fisher
Sr. Arts & Crafts: Dena Diehl & Shelly Cable
Jr. Horticulture: Kay Kring
Wines: Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Geisel
Sheep Leadline: Vicky Styer
Horseshoe Pitching Contest: Marlin Ickes
Log Cutting Contest: Zack Brouse
Fair Beautification Contest: Beth Sherwood
4-H Air Rifle Contest: Jeffrey Brantlinger & Scott Foreman
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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