Whew. What a great fair we had this year. The weather was much cooler and the crowds higher. We had the third highest attendees at 955,000. Thanks to all those that volunteered at the booth.
Our booth had a new look and feel this year as we were able to procure more space and focus on education. Along with the many signs proclaiming 'Pollinated by Honey Bees' that were placed through out the Ag/Hort building.
Once again many of our young beekeepers were awarded ribbons for their honey entrees. The Grand Champion was also from our association.
Rebecca and James Eldridge were both ribbon winners.
And once again for her honey entry, Josie Keller won a ribbon as well Rob Anderson.
Annett and Doug Fultz from the Bedford club, were some of the new managers that volunteered in the booth this year.
Bedford brought several new members this year.
For more information, contact:
State Fair Chairpersons:
5015 Knoll Crest Court, Indianapolis, IN 46228
304 E 2nd St, Michigantown, IN 46057
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane, Mooresville, IN 46158
8475 Broadway, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Our booth was visited by a very special guest. The First Lady, Mrs. Pence stopped by for a delicious treat of ice-cream. Mike Schluttenhofer was a gratious host to her and her entourage.
Good thing she stopped by early during the fair, as we sold out of our delicious homemade ice-cream by Ullery's.
One of our youngest beekeepers was helping with the honey stixs while mom and dad (Joe and Natasha Butcher) looked on beaming with pride and having lots of fun.
Sophie Lohrman handing out ice-cream as she once again gives away a free cup with every spoon they buy :-)
Others from the Clay County group were helping customers pick the perfect honey.