It’s not goodbye; I will ‘See ya at the fair!!’

Published 7:04 am Friday, January 4, 2013

We have just welcomed a new year, and, as always, we look back on the many memories, good and bad, that have happened during 2012. I can say from my perspective that it’s been a good year. And I say that with only one thing in mind, the Washington Parish Fair. When all the work is done and the calculations complete, I don’t believe there is anyone who could say that the fair was not prosperous. The crowds were record breaking, we couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the food, games and exhibits sent many a person home with empty pockets.

I enjoyed my time, and I am sure everyone who stepped onto the fairgrounds had a good memory to take home with them. My memories of the fair are many, and as 2012 came to a close so did my time as publicity chairman for the Washington Parish Fair. I am passing that job on to someone who will carry it forward and put their touch and bring their ideas to the table. I have had a great time working as chairman, many tireless hours of work, but I can say that I am proud of what I leave behind. Six wonderful albums full of pictures of the six years of the fair that I worked as publicity chairman, memories that will last a lifetime in my thoughts and on paper for all to see.

Also in stepping down as chairman, I will be giving up my duties with The Daily News. I could write many more articles about the fair, but I will leave that to the next person who takes on the duties of publicity chairman. I thank each and every one of you who have offered kind words and compliments on the articles and the job that I have done. Journalism was not a subject familiar to me, but being involved with the fair for over 20 years and loving every minute of it gave me the knowledge to write interesting articles for everyone to read.

As I finish my final article I want to say thank you to those faithful readers. To you who have an interest in the fair, please encourage someone you know to get involved and volunteer. The Washington Parish Fair Association is an organization many are proud to be a part of, and young people are needed. Volunteers are welcome to find a committee and give it a try. Everyone has something to offer — a talent, a craft or a skill that can only make the Fair Association a better organization.

As I leave, I wish each of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year and as always “SEE YA AT THE FAIR”!!!!!