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The prestigious Barham Award, presented in remembrance of Hot Dog on a Stick Founder Dave Barham,
recognizes innovation, quality, and leadership in the field of service.
2022 Barham Award Recipient - OCC Signs

From Scott Norton:
First of all, I would just like to say what an absolute honor it is to
be chosen for the Barham Award. I know how much this award means to all
of the members of the WFA, myself included, and it is truly a dream come
true to be receiving it this year.

Ever since our company started working with the fair industry so many
years ago, I realized that we were involved in something truly special.
Even through the seemingly impossible deadlines and 48-hour shifts that
we've often experienced in the rush to have everything ready for opening
day, I have loved every minute. I realized early on how important it was
to build strong relationships with our clients and make top-quality
graphics and service a priority.

Spending time working with so many fairgrounds, carnivals,
concessionaires and vendors has driven me personally to work hard to
create unique ways to showcase the best of what all of you have to offer
and bring more customers your way. This has not only helped us gain
repeat business but also allowed us expand our own abilities and we have
been blessed with the kind of success I could have only imagined back
then. Because of that success we have been able to stay on the cutting
edge of design, printing and production technology and provide exciting
new possibilities for our customers every year.

We know the impact that having the most bright and beautiful signage can
have when you're trying to reach millions of people, from selling more
fried treats and turkey legs to keeping the lines full in front of the
Zipper or helping direct crowd traffic. We take pride in what we do, and
we want to be here for you not just during the busy times of the year
but year-round as well. We hope to help every customer that comes our
way by creating innovative ways for them to put their best foot forward,
both now and into the future.

I want to thank every single person in the fair industry we have had the
pleasure of working with for giving us the opportunity to do what we do
best. We can't wait to see what the future will bring! I look forward to
seeing all of you again and also meeting some new people along the way.

WFA Barham Award Recipients

2022 - OCC Signs
2021 - Odyssey Foods, LLC - Dominic & Kim Palmieri
2020 - Wilson Events, Inc.
2019 - Fun Biz Concessions, Inc. - Nathan & Stephanie Janousek
2018 - WZ Productions, LLC - William Zakrajshek
2017 - Stilt Circus - Star Child
2016 - Brander Enterprises, Inc. - Rich & Teresa Brander
2015 - Ovations Fanfare, LP - Charlie Neary & Nick Nicora
2014 - Helm & Sons Amusements - David & Debby Helm • Saffire Events - Kendra Wright
2013 - Let's Pretend Entertainment - Elisa Hays • Pacific Animal Productions - Karl Majewski
2012 - Ken McMeans Presents - Ken McMeans • Chapman Fashion International - Nancy Chapman
2011 - Rocket's K-9 Comets Frisbee Dog Stars - Rocket & Ashley Hoskins
2010 - Lori's Concessions - Lori Southerlend • Tommy G Productions - Tommy Giodone • CB's Cupcake - Connie Barham
2009 - Chicken Charlies - Charlie Boghosian • Doo Wah Riders - Ken Liebenson
2008 - Theater-16, Inc. - Ernie & Mary Lee Guderjahn
2007 - Kobert Animal Productions - Nancy & Gil Reigler
2006 - Owen Trailers, Inc. - Ross & Angela Owen • Big Bubba's Bad BBQ - Roger Sharp
2005 - Pristine Systems - Jeff & Jo Thornberry
2004 - Happy Day Pony Ride - Ron & Lucy Boeger • Diversified Amusements - Tom & Betty LaMotta
2003 - Chuckwagon Concessions - Chuck & Irene Dugan
2002 - Flying U Rodeo - Cotton & Karin Rosser • Holland Racing Promotions - Dutch & Fran Holland
2001 - Reno's Fish & Pasta - Reno & Elain Pignotti • Vita-Mix Corporation - John Barnard
2000 - Ray Cammack Shows - Guy & Charlene Leavitt
1999 - Touch of Mink / Dermac Labs, Inc. • Have Trunk, Will Travel - Gary & Kari Johnson
1998 - Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls - Eldon & Janis Dale
1997 - Great American Petting Zoo - David & Dianne Linderman • Orange Julius - Ben & Rivie Kirk
1996 - Mackinac Island Fudge - John & Barbara Marzolino
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