2017-08-12 / Community Life

Organizers beaming over Cameron County Fair


On hand for a banner presentation memorializing Jan Hampton were (from left): front -- Matthias Spaeth, Brevin Lewis, MJ Spaeth, Carolynn Lewis, Natalie Dankworth, Jenna Coffey, Jarrod Coffey, Lora Singer and Delaney dun worth; middle -- Melissa Spaeth, Holly Lewis, Joy Coffey, Susie Singer, Jimmy Singer and Deb Singer; back -- Courtney Dankworth, Mike dun worth, Mike Spaeth, Eric Coffey, David “Frog” Hampton, Mike Singer and Marcella Singer. On hand for a banner presentation memorializing Jan Hampton were (from left): front -- Matthias Spaeth, Brevin Lewis, MJ Spaeth, Carolynn Lewis, Natalie Dankworth, Jenna Coffey, Jarrod Coffey, Lora Singer and Delaney dun worth; middle -- Melissa Spaeth, Holly Lewis, Joy Coffey, Susie Singer, Jimmy Singer and Deb Singer; back -- Courtney Dankworth, Mike dun worth, Mike Spaeth, Eric Coffey, David “Frog” Hampton, Mike Singer and Marcella Singer. Another successful Cameron County Fair comes to a close on Saturday morning with the 13th annual Harvey Gribble Horseshoe-Pitching Tournament starting at 8:30. Nearly ideal weather conditions and some new events made this year’s fair one of the best yet.

It had its poignant moments, including Wednesday’s Jan Hampton Memorial Conservation Night Family activities, recalling the dedication of the former Cameron County Conservation District manager Jan Hampton.

Friends, co-workers and family members gathered at the fairgrounds to celebrate Hampton’s years of selfless dedication to environmental education and youth development. What fair organizers once called Youth Conservation Night will forever have the new moniker.

Many of the fair’s exhibits, presentations and activities were related to local conservation efforts and outdoor recreation. Among them were a backyard conservation workshop and workshops on the use of a rain barrel and soil analysis.

As another fair ends, organizers will turn their attention to next year’s event. They welcome volunteers and suggestions. For details, contact Pat Kempher.

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