March 2012

New Board Member Elected to State Fair Board of Directors

LEWISBURG, WV (03/28/2012)(readMedia)– Dr. Mary Ann Mann was elected to the State Fair Fair Board at the organization’s March 17th annual membership meeting. Dr. Mann is the owner of Lewisburg Veterinary Hospital, Inc. and a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is actively involved in the community having served as a Past President and current member of Lewisburg Rotary, Past President and current member of the Greenbrier Valley Theater Board of Trustees, member of the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church. “I attended my first State Fair of West Virginia at one month of age, have exhibited in many areas of the fair’s livestock and home arts competitions and am honored to follow in my
father’s footsteps by serving on the State Fair Board. The State Fair was always an important part of my families life.”, stated Dr. Mann.

Dr. John Wilson and Ralph “Chub” Warren were reelected to three year terms, and board member Carolyn Arbuckle was named a Director Emeritus in recognition of her years of service to the corporation.

At the March 20th board of directors meeting, the following officers were elected: Chair, W. Jerry Cook; Vice-Chair, Ralph “Chubb” Warren; Secretary, Kathryn Tuckwiller; and Treasurer, Brad Tuckwiller. Long-time Chair Dr. John Wilson was honored with a Chair Emeritus designation as recognition of his years of service to the Board of Directors and the organization.

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Soccer Fields Being Created in State Fair Parking Area!

 

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Volunteers Remove Rocks from Site at State Fairgrounds

LEWISBURG, WV (03/16/2012)(readMedia)– With the support of the Northern Greenbrier Youth Soccer League and a solid base of volunteers, the State Fair has embarked on a project to create soccer fields in its main parking area. “The project is simple – there is an unmet need in this county, an incredible base of volunteer support for soccer which is America’s fastest growing sport, and the availability of unused land at our facility. The great thing about soccer is children can start when they are young and it is a coed sport. It’s time for this community to recognize the large volume of children who have participated in this sport and start allocating resources to keep it alive and strong in the the future.”, stated Marlene Jolliffe, State Fair, CEO. Northern Greenbrier Youth Soccer
League representative April Shanklin commented, “this is exciting and we are grateful that the fairgrounds has agreed to support this project. We’ve been working for years to keep soccer programs going and this is a real boost to soccer in Greenbrier County. On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, eighty-two volunteers worked for two hours to remove rock from the site! That shows how strong the support is.”

The 72,000 square foot area will continue to be used for parking during the fair and other events, and the proximity to Greenbrier East High School and Eastern Greenbrier Middle School creates an opportunity to host future tournaments.

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

State Fair Event Center’s Flea Market Making the Outdoor Move

LEWISBURG, WV (03/16/2012)(readMedia)– After a very mild winter and very successful indoor flea market season, the outdoor season for the State Fair Event Center’s flea market begins Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. The markets will be held in the west parking area and are scheduled on Tuesday and Saturday. Vendor spaces are $10 and reservations are not necessary. During the June caving convention and The Greenbrier Classic, markets will move to the fair’s new 20,000 square foot Ag Pavilion.

The Giant Spring Flea Market is set for May 18, 19, and 20th and space reservations are being accepted. For details visit www.statefairofwv.com.

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

Second Annual “Best of the Counties” Pie Bakeoff

LEWISBURG, WV (03/08/2012)(readMedia)– The 2012 State Fair is set for August 10th through 18th and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker! The second annual “Best of the Counties” pie bake off is a competition between each of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties to determine bragging rights for being the home of West Virginia’s best pie baker!

To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member simply visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete the pie bake off ballot. The person receiving the most votes for a particular county will be invited to participate in the contest at the State Fair on Saturday, August 11th. All nominations must be received by the Fair office no later than 12 noon on April 6th. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place – $150 and the limited edition Fiesta Ware/State Fair of West Virginia pie dish, 2nd Place – $100 and 3rd place $50.

2011 Winners were; 1st Place – Jessica Garrett of Mercer County, 2nd Place – Sarah Plumley of Kanawha County and 3rd Place – Susie Kirkpatrick of Gilmer County.

If you do not have access to the Internet, simply submit your name, address, and phone number ,and your nominees name, address, county, and phone number to State Fair of WV, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The 2012 State Fair is themed “Memories that grow…year after year.” and is scheduled August 10-18. 2012. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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