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Hamilton County Fair Board elects two new board members Monday night.
Posted: Nov 20 2012 by ppowers

Brian Denekas and Ron Willim were elected Monday night to serve for the next three years on the Hamilton County Fair Board. Both men will take over for retiring board members Mark Hild and John Koop. Hild served for the past six years while Koop served for approximately 20 years. Hild was presented a plaque thanking him for his years of service on the fair board. Tennie Carlson and Charity Hayes were re-elected to serve on the Hamilton County Fair Board for another three year term. The board members and guests learned about the past year at the fair including the races, RAGBRAI and the fair itself.Fair board president Gerald Gourley said 2012 was a challenging year for the fair due to the weather,conditions at the race track due to the hot and dry weather and the end of Bingo at the Ed Prince Building on Wednesday nights due to declining attendance. Gourley said the main issues to be addressed include new ideas for the fair, the search for sponsorships and the getting the support from Hamilton County and the state to make the Hamilton County Fair the best in the state. The dates for the 2013 Fair will be July 23 through 28th.

Brian Denekas and Ron Willim were elected Monday night to serve for the next three years on the Hamilton County Fair Board. Both men will take over for retiring board members Mark Hild and John Koop. Hild served for the past six years while Koop served for approximately 20 years. Hild was presented a plaque thanking him for his years of service on the fair board. Tennie Carlson and Charity Hayes were re-elected to serve on the Hamilton County Fair Board for another three year term. The board members and guests learned about the past year at the fair including the races, RAGBRAI and the fair itself.Fair board president Gerald Gourley said 2012 was a challenging year for the fair due to the weather,conditions at the race track due to the hot and dry weather and the end of Bingo at the Ed Prince Building on Wednesday nights due to declining attendance. Gourley said the main issues to be addressed include new ideas for the fair, the search for sponsorships and the getting the support from Hamilton County and the state to make the Hamilton County Fair the best in the state. The dates for the 2013 Fair will be July 23 through 28th.

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