2100 West 11400 South
South Jordan, Utah 84095
August 7 - 10, 2013
Chester and Mae Bello were there when the Fair was organized. This husband and wife team served as the first two secretaries of the Salt Lake County Fair from 1937 to 1961. Chester served the first 10 years, and Mae served the next 14 years. Chester also served as Fair Director during that time and also two terms of service as Vice President.
Grace Cameron served at the Fair for 37 years. She assisted any and all who needed her skills including the Presidents, Secretaries and Department Managers. She spent countless hours accepting entries and typing judging sheets. If you called during Fair time, it was Grace who answered the phone. She completed her service by serving the last 11 years on the Fair Board as Secretary-Treasurer.
Since 1937, Farm Bureau has been a sponsor of the Salt Lake County Fair. They have contributed advertising, donations of cash, trophies and awards, and continue to sponsor such events as Talent Find.
Gene Fullmer has been a participant in the Salt Lake County Fair since early childhood. Gene joined the Fair Board in 1985 and has served more than 20 years. He served in many capacities. He served as Vice President while the Fair was in Murray. He organizes the boxing match at the Fair each year. He personally held the title of Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World.
Karen Fullmer joined the Fair Board in 1985 along with her husband Gene Fullmer. She has served for more than 20 years. Karen organized the Fair parade for 13 years. After the Fair moved to South Jordan, Karen served as Secretary. She has served in a variety of Fair Board assignments including Entertainment and Public Relations.
Ray P. Greenwood became a Salt Lake County Fair Board member when he was elected to the County Commission in 1949. He served for 37 years. Most of those years he served as a County Commissioner. He was President of the Fair for eight years. He also served as Mayor of Murray City.
Earl E. Howe served 33 years as a member of the Salt Lake County Fair Board - 27 years as President. Many new structures were built and improvements made to the buildings and Fair grounds under his direction. Prior to those improvements, tents, barns and local schools were used for displays.
Ashby Bill Spencer served 22 years as a member of the Fair Board. He served as Fair Board President for 2 years. He organized the first calf scramble in 1946 which became a popular Fair event for many years. He was Chairman of the Livestock Auction even before serving on the Fair Board. He served as Chairman of the Fair Parade for many years. He also served as Vice President of the Utah Association of Fairs and Shows and was the first manager of the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park.
Roene M. Wood holds the longest tenure on the Fair Board of any member since its inception. She was involved with the Fair as a 4-H leader, exhibitor and department manager for 10 years before she joined the Board in 1947. She served on the Board for 50 years and was affiliated with the Fair for 60. For most of the years prior to 1963, she served as Vice President and the Home Economics Department Director. The next 31 years she served as Secretary-Treasurer.
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