Nov 152013

By Linda Kor
The Navajo County Fair Board will be seeking an additional board member after accepting the resignation Jake Hatch during the November meeting. Hatch stated in his letter that due to the demands of his job, he would be unable to dedicate the time he would like to serve on the fair board, but plans to remain active in the fair itself. Hatch provides the skidsteer entertainment that visitors enjoy during the fair.
Individuals interested in serving on the board must submit a letter of intent no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The new board member is scheduled to be selected at the Dec. 5 board meeting. No board sponsor is required to be a candidate for the position, which will be to fill the year remaining in Hatch’s term.
Board President Mike Sample presented an analysis of the fair’s profit and loss for this year, which showed that the fair had a loss of approximately $12,000. While this is significantly better than the previous year when the fair took a loss of approximately $38,000, the need to constantly dip into the fair’s savings to offset the loss has become a concern for fair board members.
The board intends to renew its efforts in seeking sponsors for next year’s fair in order to avoid the situation in the future.