SALEM — The Fulton County Fair celebrated 100 years this year and four longtime volunteers in the Creative Arts Department were honored, among others.
Honorees were Edna French, Gail Plumlee, Imogene Crawford, and Gloria Waszak.
“These ladies have donated countless hours and years to the Fulton County Fair and on our 100th anniversary we wanted to honor them and thank them for their dedication to the fair,”
Fair Manager Carolyn Lewis said,
The awards were presented on judging day at the fair where a luncheon was provided for the volunteers in the creative arts department, the judges and fair board members.
Other long-time supporters were also recognized.
In 1985 Morris Hall used a bulldozer to carve a flat area out of a hillside and with the help of others in the community and an arena was added to the fairgrounds. Since that date Hall has been involved in roping and rodeo events every year.
The Fulton County Fair Board of Directors presented a plaque to Hall at the annual fair rodeo to thank him for his many years of service and support to the Fulton County Fair. Fair officials appreciate what Morris Hall and the Hall Family does for continuing the rodeo tradition in Salem, Lewis said.
PHOTO CAPTIONS: The women of the Fulton County Fair are recognized at this year’s 100th fair. Pictured below with Morris Hall is grandson Cline Hall, owner of Hall Rodeo, LLC and a third generation member of the Hall family to be in the rodeo business; Michael Barnett, president of the Fulton County Fair Board; and Hall’s sons, Cavin Hall and Kim Hall.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.