No mud bog at 2018 fair

By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]

SIDNEY — There will be no mud bog show at the 2018 Shelby County Fair.

The Shelby County Agricultural Society, known as the fair board, decided during a recent meeting that the activity had “run its course,” according to board member Jamie Reese. The board voted to have the pit removed.

In other business, the board:

• Elected Jeremy Reese president of the board; Eric Garber, vice president; Eugene Schulze, treasurer; and Jerry Schaffner, secretary.

• Elected Jeremy Reese as delegate and Garber as alternate delegate to the annual convention.

• Approved the purchase of a used track conditioner from the Darke County fair board at a cost of $1,350.

• Approved a contract with the Sidney Daily News at a rate of $1,000 per month.

• Awarded $700 for expenses involved in the fair queen’s participation in the Ohio Fairs Queen Contest and the attendance by up to 14 Junior Fair Board members at the convention.

• Discussed water leak repairs that were done between the October and November meetings. The leaks had increased the third-quarter water bill by more than $3,000.

• Discussed changing the day of the sheep show for the 2018 fair, possible changes to the dog show, a possible July 4th festival, September’s food truck rally and reports of the District 2 meeting.

• Accepted the treasurer’s report that through October, annual expenditures totaled $466,977.37 and receipts totaled $518,778.03, leaving a balance in the checking account of $83,814.23. There is also $25,328.13 in a CD. The board then moved to pay November bills totalling $24,895.23.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.