August 6, 2019
Meeting was called to order by Carol Johnson at 7:30am. Julie and McKaylee led the flag salute.
Jack moved to accept July 30 meeting minutes, seconded by Julie. Motion passed.
Julie’s granddaughter McKaylee
NW Colonial Festival starts this Thursday.
Program: Shari Ioffrida, Clallam County Fair Manager
Shari showed old photos of previous fairs including the tower of canned salmon at the first fair in 1895.
The grounds are used year-round for weddings, RV rallies, company picnics, seminars, company dinners, reunions, receptions, horse shows, boat & RV storage.
Shari talked about this year’s fair. Their new website is ClallamCountyFair.net. You don’t have to be a part of an association or club and can exhibit individually.
The fair gets county money from the General Fund and revenue from events. THey receive $40K average from Dept. of Agriculture which comes to judge the fair and how it’s run. It’s part of the Parks Department but has its own revenue and expense line items. It is revenue neutral.
Carol talked about the Fair Kitchen raising funds for the fairgrounds and how it’s the only such kitchen in the state. The fairground is also an important site for emergencies because of the size and amenities. They have a 100-year lease from the city who owns the land. Recent surveys show a high percentage of Clallam County residents as attendees and traditionally fairs are focused on the community.
Discussion followed about 4H and its importance. Kids make a public presentation based on their project and must be available to the public to answer questions about their animal. They meet year round, do better in school, and learn important life skills.
Check the website for prices and pre-sale carnival tickets. Prices haven’t gone up for 5 – 6 years.
Meeting adjourned at 8:33am.