Our Refugio County Fair is now over for another year. The 2012 Expo Building was a complete success. This could not have happened without the help of so many people who gave of their time and talents.
Special thank you goes to the volunteers who served as superintendents for the different areas of the building. They are Wanda Speis, Doris Blaschke, Virginia Schubert, Julie Smith, Sonya Reyna, Jerry and Carol Locket, Julia Nelson, Verline Verle and Elaine Gebbert.
Our lunch on Wednesday was once again fantastic, thanks to the wonderful cooking skills of Melodie Friedrichs.
We also had a great number of helpers during check in and judging. These people that are due a big thank you are Sandye Ermis, Debbie Sternadel, Joann Franke, Myrna Payne and Mary Rippstein.
Also our 4-H Ambassadors, Lacie Beall, Christopher Payne, and Conner Payne. These young people were very helpful. A big thank you to Raul Saenz, Ruben Barrara, Ruben Casarez, Joe Pena, Brixx Hawthorne, Willie Brown and the trustees for all the help in setting up the Expo building, cleaning up and storing everything for next year.
A big thank you to the individuals and businesses that made donations to the Expo Building. To the VFW for a great stage Philip Sanchez, Richard Sanchez, Ron Nelson, Tuttle’s Grocery–Stanley Tuttle, The Petal Pusher-Melodie Friedrichs, Edgar Blaschke and Fast Break.
Last, but not least, a very big thank you to my family.
To my husband for putting up with all the hours I was busy working on paper work and running errands. To Addie and Carrie for the help with the goodie bags for the judges and helping assemble the recipe books. To Austin and Bradley for the help in setting up the Expo Center. I couldn’t have done it without you.
To all our participants, congratulations on a job well done. We had some very beautiful items and some very delicious baked goods. Keep up the good work, we hope to see you again in March 2013. It is not too soon to start planning your projects for next year.
If I missed someone I apologize. I also appreciate the parents and grandparents who volunteer to help and support our youth in the county.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.