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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Meet Your Barham Award Winner

Written on November 24, 2015 at 10:56 am, by

Brander Enterprises has been recognized by WFA and their peers with this year’s Barham Award. The company officially incorporated in 2008, but began with the Texas Donut Stand in 1987 operated by Sil and Carol Brander. Their son Rich and his wife Teresa bought the business, which Rich had been working at for a decade  Continue Reading »

Hall of Fame 2015: George Soares

Written on November 21, 2015 at 10:11 am, by

The fair has been a constant in George Soares’ life. He showed cattle as a youth and later received a WFA scholarship for $500 in the 60s to continue his education. Without that scholarship, he may not have been able to continue his schooling and become the advocate for the fair industry that he is  Continue Reading »

Hall of Fame 2015: Tim Fennell

Written on November 18, 2015 at 11:20 am, by

Tim Fennell has been a constant supporter of the industry since he began his time with Del Mar Fairgrounds in 1993. From supporting smaller fairs financially to sending staff to other fairgrounds during disasters, he’s committed to simply doing what’s right. “If there’s a position where you can help another, then that’s what you do,”  Continue Reading »

Make Your Voice Heard with Committee Service

Written on November 17, 2015 at 10:55 am, by

WFA President-elect Barbara Quaid will be officially assuming her role at Convention, but is already taking an active role. One of her first tasks is to solidify and appoint new members to WFA Committees. You can affect change in the industry by participating in committees. Serving on committees allows participants to be more involved in  Continue Reading »

Support the Blue Ribbon Foundation

Written on November 1, 2015 at 10:35 am, by

You may have seen this form in the last couple issues of the Fair Dealer. Your support with items and experiences is invaluable in creating exciting auction offerings. Some of the great donations we’ve already received include limited edition fine art prints, an opportunity to spend the afternoon at Pacific Animal Productions Ranch with Karla  Continue Reading »