A Fond Farewell To Betsy Brown
At the March 26th, 2018 Board meeting in Charlottesville, VA, Betsy notified the VAF Board members of her decision to step down from her position as President of the VAF.
To Quote Betsy:
“All is well in my life; so much so that I must pare down my activities. As the schedule goes, I will be unable to fulfill all the travel opportunities and future meeting dates for the remainder of the year. I believe it only proper to allow for an active officer to fill this position of VAF presidency. In addition, the position of leadership at my local fair has run its course and has appropriately been eliminated.”
We will all miss her energy and ever positive attitude. Who could not smile when Betsy entered the room? We can only give a shout out “Thank You” to Betsy for all her dedicated years of service to this organization. She has served on the Board multiple times, championed the ‘Fair Person of the Year’ for many years, served as both Secretary and President of the Board, and tenderly cared for our growing list of Past Presidents over the years. For all of us who have been lucky enough to work with Betsy in these endeavors, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to share her enthusiasm and commitment.
Danny Byrum, currently is the Vice President and will take Betsy’s place and serve as President of the VAF until next January
So Betsy…our fondest wishes for a wonderful life. We will See You at the Fair!
2018 Communication Awards Winners
This year we had 22 fairs from the State of Virginia enter 327 exhibits in the Communication Awards.
Our Overall High Points Winners were:
- 7,000 and Under – Carroll County Agricultural Fair
- 7,000 to 30,000 – Isle of Wight County Fair
- 30,000 and Over – Washington County Fair