VAF Past Presidents Hall of Honor

Since the Virginia Association of Fairs organization began in about 1917, there has been a long illustrious line of individuals who have served the association as President.  Each of the following individuals has served the association drawing on their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience as leaders in their professions and their businesses and as President or Manager of their local or regional fair.  Know only to them and to their Board members are the countless hours, days and dollars they have donated by their service and their effort as President to benefit the Virginia Association of Fairs and its fair members and associate members.

Based upon present association records availability, the following list is as complete as we know today.  Through the good times, through wars and financial calamities, these leaders have contributed to the good and to the continuation of the VAF as a professional service organization to the fair industry. Our thanks to them for their leadership and their contributions.

VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION of FAIRS, INC.
PAST PRESIDENTS

NAME

 

ADDRESS

FAIR

YEARS
SERVED

H. G. Watkins

 

Danville, VA

   

1918-1939

Charles A. Somma

 

Richmond, VA

State Fair of VA

1940-1943

Thomas B. McCaleb

 

Covington, VA

 

1944-1947

W. W. Wilkins

 

South Boston, VA

Halifax Co

1948-1949

L. F. Altaffer

 

Warsaw, VA

   

1950-1951

C. C. Finch

 

Danville, VA

   

1952-1954

Garland E. Moss

 

Chase City, VA

 

1955-1957

Marvin w. Reynolds

 

Woodstock, VA

 

1958-1959

J. C. Brickert

 

Farmville, VA

 

1960-1961

J. A. Mitchell

 

Richmond, VA

State Fair of VA

1962-1963

Charles W. Wampler, Jr.

2049 Sunny Slope Lane

Harrisonburg, VA

Rockingham Co

1964-1965

Walter C. Buckner

 

Roanoke, VA

 

1966-1967

Stanley R. Hutcherson

 

Petersburg, VA

 

1968-1969

Kenneth P. Asbury

 

Wise, VA

   

1970-1971

W. E. Finch

 

Danville, VA

 

Danville-Pittsylvania Co

1972

Joseph B. Johnson

9807 Park St

Manassas, VA 22110

Prince Wm Co

1973-1974

Josephine Shepperson

 

Richmond, VA

State Fair of VA

1975-1976

J. E. Rowell

     

Fredericksburg Co

1977-1978

H. A. Farris

 

Dublin, VA

 

New River Valley

1979-1980

George Bearn

 

Fishersville, VA

Augusta Co

1981-1982

Auburn F. Estes

102 George St

Farmville, VA 23901

Five County

1983-1984

Thurston J. Ploutz

 

Dayton, VA

 

 Rockingham Co

1985-1986

M. M. Clingenpeel

1003 Maplewood Crt.

Martinsville, VA 24112

Danville-Pittsylvania Co

1987-1988

James B. Paitsell

P O Box 263

New Castle, VA 24127

Craig Co. Fair

1989-1990

Albert Roseberry, Jr.

P O Box 175

Manassas, VA 22110

Prince Wm Co

1991-1992

Blaine G. Lenhart

247 N. Main St

Chase City, VA 23924

South-Central

1993-1994

Thomas R. Inman

P O Box 202

Stuart, VA 24171

Patrick Co

1995

William F. Schwartz

P O Box 28805

Richmond, VA 23261

State Fair of VA

1996-1997

Dennis L. Cupp

4808 S. Valley Pike

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Rockingham Co

1998-1999

David A. Leonard

1780 E. Main St, Box 10

Lebanon, VA 24266

Russell Co

2000

Kelly J. Liddington

P O Box 152

Warsaw, VA 22572

Richmond Co

2001

Dennis L. Cupp

4808 S. Valley Pike

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Rockingham Co

2002-2003

Bill Milleson

135 Longmarch Road

Berryville, VA 22611

Clarke Co

2004-2005

Alan Nogiec

24269 Lovers Lane

Windsor, VA 23487

Isle of Wight Co

2006

Joye Wood

175 Long Meadow Lane

Middletown, VA 22645

Warren Co

2007-2008

Keith Johnson

6191 West Pointe Lane

Warrenton, VA 20187

Prince William County

2009-2010 

Brenda Rich P.O. Box 298 Casanova, VA 20139 Fauquier County Fair 2011-2012