Fairgrounds to Get Busy in January

New fair board member Marty Masters, left, and Steve Eliason, who chaired Thursday's meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley says the place will get busy starting in January.

In a report to the county fair association board at the board's meeting Thursday night, Ringley said dog classes are scheduled every Thursday starting that month, and weddings are also lined up for the coming year.

Ringley also said three events are scheduled this week. In an interview with Sheridan Media after the meeting, he said a RENEW event will be at the fairgrounds today, an AA potluck on Saturday and a birthday party on Sunday. Ringley told fair board members that recent weather has been an issue for fairgrounds crew trying to work outside, but what can be done is being done.

Only three of the now six board members were at Thursday's meeting, but one of those three is the newest member of the board, Marty Masters. Also present were Steve Eliason, who chaired the meeting, and Susie Terry. 4-H Educator Liz Shafer said the Extension office has started work on the fair book for 2017. Shafer said Katy Paulsen is the new Extension secretary, replacing Bev Gorzalka, who retired last summer.

Eliason said elections of new officers for the coming year will be at the board's January meeting.

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Another view of Masters. At left is Fairgrounds Director Jamie Ringley. (Photo by Pat Blair)