County fair board

Seneca County Agricultural Society members opened their meeting with a moment of silence in recognition of board member Ray Bailey who recently died. A donation was made to the Seneca County Honor Guard in his honor.

Bloomville 4-H leaders Lori Shade and Mary Showman addressed the board Tuesday night about the lamb tagging for the county fair. They feel the same policy is not being followed for all lamb entrants during the fair. Some are tagged under supervision while others are not.

Board member Brian Staib is to monitor the process for the next fair.

Members approved the line-up of entertainment for the July 21-28 fair week.

The board discussed the purchase and placement of an electronic sign to identify the location of the fairgrounds. A coalition of the Farm Bureau, Junior Fair Foundation and the fair board will form a committee including board members Calvin and Brian Staib and Phil Ardner to investigate location and costs.

In other matters, the board:

Approved the financial report. Heard $45,411.95 was in all accounts as of Jan. 31.

Approved Sound Systems to provide radios during fair week

Reminded members of the gun show at the fairgrounds March 9-10.

Heard the pancake/sausage dinner is March 13.

Approved the evening schedule of activities during the fair.

Approved the Bear Creek woodcarver for three days with four shows daily.

Is seeking a farm produce superintendent for fair week.

The agricultural society is to meet at 7:30 p.m. March 12.