LEWISBURG, WV (03/15/2010)(readMedia)– Long time State Fair Horse Show Manager, Jerry W. Cook was elected to a three year term on the State Fair Board of Directors at the March 6 membership meeting held at the fairgrounds. A resident of Greenbrier County since 1966, he was formerly employed with AT T as an electronic technician at The Greenbrier Hotel, and served as Operation Supervisor for the bunker until it was closed by the federal government. Jerry also worked for the Department of Homeland Security for five years until retirement. He has served in the community as a paramedic for Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, a certified rescue scuba diver and is a member of the Civil Air patrol. Jerry and his wife Charlotte are the proud parents of Eric, Andrew, and Amber. John
Wilson, President of the State Fair’s Board of Directors stated, “Jerry’s sixteen years as our State Fair horse show manager and his experience in emergency planning will make him a very valuable board member. We are looking forward to his service.”
Monroe County native Darrell Echols, a board member since 1996, was named a Director Emeritus effective March 6th, 2010. His involvement in the fair has centered on the livestock areas with a particular emphasis on the dairy show.
The 2010 State Fair is themed “Genuine Homegrown Fun,” and is scheduled August 13-21, 2010. The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $8.9 million dollar economic impact on Greenbrier County, 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.