The recipients of this year’s Kilroy Award are Dave and Joyce Sievers of Wayne. Both Joyce and Dave were involved in 4-H as youth showing cattle. Their children and grandchildren have been involved in 4-H as well. Joyce was a 4-H leader for 15 years and has served on the Extension Board. She also worked in the fair office for a number of years and worked with cleanup volunteers. Dave served as Co-Beef Superintendent for the Fair and served on the Fair Board for more than 10 years. Dave helped construct the stage, back drop and top of the staged and is still used today. He also assisted in making the cattle tie out fence on the north side of the barns. Dave and Joyce continue to be hosts for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award winners.
Congratulations Dave and Joyce and thank you for all your dedicated service!
The 2014 Fair Person of the year is presented to Pat Gray. Pat has been involved with his family in 4-H as well as being a Fair Board Member until 2012. The Wayne County Agricultural Society Board of Directors wishes to thank Pat for his dedicated service to the Wayne County Fair.
The Wayne County Fair is very proud to announce that RJ Liska along with complete project funding by F&M Bank in Wayne have completed RJ’s Eagle Scout Project. This beautiful sitting area was constructed on the South side of the Agricultural Hall to allow fairgoers to sit and relax. RJ and his assistants did a remarkable job.
The Wayne County Agricultural Society wishes to thank RJ and his crew as well as F&M Bank of Wayne allowing the Fairgrounds the privilege of being the site for this project.
The Eagle Scout Rank and the Service Project
Service to others is an important part of the Scout Oath: “… to help other people at all times.” Each year tens of thousands of young men strive to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank by applying character, citizenship, and Scouting values in their daily lives. One of the rank requirements is to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a serviceproject helpful to any religious institution, school, or community. Through this requirement, Scouts practice what they have learned and gain valuable project management and leadership experience.
There are thousands of possible Eagle Scout projects. Some involve building things, and others do not. There have been all kinds: making birdhouses for an arboretum, conducting bicycle safety rodeos, constructing park picnic tables or benches, upgrading hiking trails, planting trees, conducting well-planned blood drives, and on and on. Other than the general limitations noted below, there are no specific requirements for project scope or for how many hours are worked, and there is no requirement that a project have lasting value. What is most important is the impact or benefit the project will provide to your organization. In choosing a project, remember it must be something a group with perhaps limited skills can accomplish under the leadership of your Eagle Scout candidate. If your Scout is to fulfill the requirement, he must be the one to lead the project. It is important you work with him and not with his parents or leaders.
Nominations for the Award for Wayne County’s Oldest Active Farmer Award may be called into the Fair Office at 402-375-5531.
Application Deadline May 1, 2014
NEBRASKA PIONEER FARM AWARD
For the 59th year, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, will recognize Nebraska farm families with the Pioneer Farm Award. The program requires that the land of qualifying families has been consecutively owned by the same family for 100 years or more.
Also, new in 2014, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Nebraska Farm Bureau have instituted the Heritage Farm Award, which will recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.
To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned.
Wayne County Award Winners: Walter & Saundra Biermann
The Wayne County Agricultural Society/Wayne County Fair Board would like to welcome Diane Roeber as the new Secretary to the Board of Directors!
Tornado Relief Shirts Sizes youth med & large up to adult 4x. Spread the word! Checks can be made out to Wayne Relief Fund. Prices are: Youth Med- Adult XL $15, 2XL-4XL $17. Contact Jennifer Colacurci Parker or please click on the link for an order form if you are out of town.
Once again, Wayne County Fair Board Members and many volunteers including 4-H’ers buckled down and worked as a team to finish a project that had it’s trials and set backs. Please take the time during the fair to go through and see this magnificent building! Thank you to everyone that labored over this project. Take time and be proud if this accomplishment!