Jefferson County Fair   1953-1976
Operations Staff & Dept. Superintendents
The operational staff positions remained relatively the same until the move to the Fairgrounds in 1975. After moving to the Fairgrounds and expanding to a week long event the departments began to expand and the number of volunteers increased. After moving to the Fairgrounds the potential to expand in all directions was realized. In the next few years under the leadership of the Board the facilities at the Fairgrounds evolved to accommodate many new divisions of exhibits and the diverse selection of entertainment provided today.
The information here reflects the early changes in administration and exhibit departments. Noticeable is the change from General Superintendent to the President and Board in 1969. Also noticeable is the building and expansion of the livestock departments. The move to the Fairgrounds facilitated the expansion of the other departments as new buildings were constructed.
One important item of trivia you should note is that among this long list of volunteers only one person maintains the same position throughout this time period and continued to have that position until his voluntary retirement from that position after the 1997 Fair. He continued his involvement as an assistant for several years after. That person was Dr. Dale D. Keyser.
General Superintendent
Warrenfeltz Joseph A. 1953-58
Perks Bill (W. P.) 1959-69
   
(Superintendent of) Entertainment
Alderman D. C. 1953
Blake Edward L. 1954, 55
Cain J. Robert 1956-58
Superintendent of Livestock
Keyser Dr. Dale D. 1953
Superintendent of Exhibits
McGarry Mrs. Robert P. Jr. 1953
Superintendent of Equipment (and Staging)
Wilt Harry E. 1953-55
Superintendent of Youth (girls only)
Hockensmith Mrs. Robert 1953, 54
(Superintendent) of Electricity & Sound
Rissler John S. 1953
Hankins Charles 1954
Campbell Ezra 1957, 58
(Superintendent of) Publicity
Perks William P. 1953, 56, 57, 59
Blake Edward L. 1954, 55, 60, 61
Alfriend John 1958
(Supt. of Booth Space & Rentals) Commercial Exhibits, Rentals (Chairman)
Barr Bernard H. 1953-59
Perks Bill 1958-67
Tabb George 1960-67
McCormick R. W. 1968-72
Bennett Chip 1973, 74
   Commercial Exhibits, Rentals
Adams Charles 1970-74
Walker Wm. E. 1975, 76
Dunn Stanley, Jr. 1975
Vickers Elmer 1975
(Superintendent) of Premiums & (Awards)
Glass Richard Jr. 1953-55,
Rissler John S. 1956-58
Saville J. E. 1959-64, 66-74
Staley James 1974-76
(Superintendent of Programme) Advertising & Annual Catalogue
McMillan David E. Jr. 1953-56
McMillan Mrs. David E., Jr. 1957-64
Houser Ernest, Jr. 1965-71
Walker Mrs. Wm. E. 1972-75
Ware Mrs. Charles 1976
Maphis Mrs. Virgil 1976
Superintendent of Agriculrural & Horticultural Displays
Saville James E. 1953
(Superintendent of) Educational Exhibits
Blake Edward L. 1953
Saville James E. 1954-58
Superintendent of Horses
Nichols David 1953
Coordinator of Events
Keyser Dr. Dale D. 1953
Rissler John S. 1954-58
Coordinatot of Events and Entertainment
Rissler John S. 1959
Tabb George 1960-76
Barron Dennis 1976
Livestock Inspection
Keyser Dr. Dale D. 1954-57
Green Dr. T. C. 1958-60
Siburt Dr. J. P. 1961-69
Suburt Dr. T. T. 1970, 70
Admission & Tickets (Chairman)
Cain J. Robert 1954-59
Hunt Shirley 1960-62
Ramey Roger 1963-68
Breedon Richard 1969, 70
Jovanelly H. G. 1971, 72
Ramsburg Glenn 1973, 74
Phi Sigm Epsilon 1975, 76
   Admission & Tickets
Grantham W. W. 1970-73
Vickers Elmer 1970
Adams Charles 1971-73
Door Prizes
Wilt Harry E. 1954
Cain J. Robert 1954
Police & First Aid (First Aid)
Furr Clark 1954-58, 75, 76
Kelley Stanley, Sr. 1955-58
Smallwood Rondo 1959-64
Stigers Mrs. Edna 1959-69
Judd Mrs. Hilda 1966-74
Ocker Mrs. Frances 1967, 68
Commercial Apple Growers Displays
Barr Bernard H. 1954-58
Farm Machinery
Whittington Charles 1959-69
Wright Paige 1970-72
Whittington Eddie 1970-74
Magaha T. L. 1975, 76
Royal Court Committee (1954 only)
Fuss J. G.
Renaud Mrs. Ralph
Hockensmith Mrs. R. A.
McGarry Mrs. Robert
Registration
Tenney Mrs. Sterling 1974-76
Superintendent of All Livestock
Keyser Dr. Dale D. 1954-76
Assistants
Glass Richard Jr. 1954, 55
Saville J. E. 1954-56
Whittington Charles W. 1956-76
Wysong F. B. 1957-65
Magaha T. L. 1958, 59, 68-76
    Dairy Cattle – Superintendent
Wright Paige 1964-72
Whittington Eddie 1973
Grantham Amon 1974-76
    Dairy Cattle – Asst. Supt.
Swartz Richard 1954-63
Wright Paige 1957-63
Kelley Layman 1964-75
Whittington Eddie 1967-72, 74, 75
Walker Wm. E. 1970-76
Saville J. E. 1976
Tabb Jane 1976
   Beef Cattle – Superintendent
Magaha T. L. 1964-76
   Beef Cattle – Asst. Supt.
McGarry Robert 1954
Stein Richard 1955-59, 65
Magaha T. L. 1960-63
Burns J. P., Jr. 1964
Wysong F. B., Jr. 1966-76
   Sheep – Asst. Supt.
Wysong Locke 1954
Griffith Mason 1955, 56
Chapman Donald 1957
   Swine – Asst. Supt.
Winkler John S. 1954
Ray Edward 1955, 56
Chapman Paul 1957
Chrisman Richard 1957
Zombro Kenneth 1958
   Swine & Sheep – Superintendent
Grantham W. W. 1964-74
Gruber Robert 1975, 76
   Swine & Sheep – Asst. Supt.
Chapman Paul 1958-61
Chrisman Richard 1958-62
Grantham W. W. 1962, 63
Henshaw W. E. 1964-71
Gruber Jake 1967-69
Gruber Robert 1968-74
Ware Charles 1970-76
   Poultry – Asst. Supt.
Everhart Herbert 1954
Nichols Harriet 1955
Vickers L. Elmer., Jr. 1956-59
Blue Mrs. James 1957, 58
   Rabbit Div. – Superintendent
Vickers Elmer 1972-76
Vickers Mrs. Elmer 1974-76
    Rabbits – Asst. Supt.
Everhart Herbert 1954
Johnson James 1955-57
Vickers Mrs. Elmer 1972, 73
Kite Mrs. J. V., Jr. 1972, 73
   Poultry & Rabbit Div. – Superintendent
Vickers Elmer 1966-71
   Poultry & Rabbit Div. – Asst. Supt.
Vickers Elmer 1960-65
Blue Mrs. James 1962-65
Kite J. V., Jr. 1968-71
Vickers Mrs. Elmer 1968-71
Youth Livestock Department – Asst.Supts.
   Livestock Div.
Wright Page 1954
Wysong Locke 1955
Stewart Ed 1956-63
Coyle Wm. 1958-63
Saville J. E. 1962, 63
Youth Livestock Department – Superintendents
Coyle Wm. 1964-72
Stewart Ed 1964-72
Saville J. E. 1964-72
Calf Scramble – Superintendent
Wysong F. B., Jr. 1966-76
Youth Department – Asst. Supts.
   4-H Clubs Div.
Saville J. E. 1954
Ware Eddie 1955
Morgan Lee 1956
Magaha T. L. 1957
   FFA Chapters Div.
Smith Glenn 1954
Willingham David 1955
Furr Herbert 1956
Coyle Wm. 1957
Stewart Edwin 1957
   NFA Chapters Div.
Fleming Q. D. 1954-57
   Open Youth Div.
Daniel Francis 1954
Horticulture – Superintendent
Barr Bernard H. 1954-58
Zieger Donald 1959
Barrot Joe 1959
Ramey Turner 1960-63
Beeler H. D., Jr. 1962
Butler Robert 1963
Hockman Jerry 1964-74
Ramey Missy 1975, 76
Ramey Debbie 1975, 76
Vegetables – Superintendent
Dodson Charles 1954
Nicodemus Perry, Jr. 1955
Catrow Jack 1956-64
Blue Richard 1965
Blue Mrs. James 1966-69
Demory Lee 1970
Dunn Stanley, Jr. 1971-74
Dunn Mrs. Stanlet, Jr. 1975
Sardone Joe 1976
Vegetables – Asst. Supt.
Blue Richard 1964
Hockensmith Mrs. Abner 1969, 70
Blue Mrs. James 1971-74
Sardone Joe 1975
Lauritzen Sue M. 1976
Hay and Grain – Superintendent
Fuss J. G. 1954-63
Demory Howard 1964-68
Magaha Donald 1969-73, 75
Kable H. M. 1974, 76
Hay and Grain – Asst. Supt.
McCormick Robert W. 1968-70
Kable H. M. 1971-73
Magaha Donald 1974
Widmyer Ron 1976
Homemakers Department
   General Superintendents
McGarry Mrs. Robert 1957-63
Harris Mrs. William 1957-63
   Superintendent (Adult)
McGarry Mrs. Robert 1954, 56
Heflebower Mrs. Garland, Jr. 1955-57
   Superintendent of Judges
Hammond Mrs. W. B. 1955-58
Bush Mrs. Linden 1960, 63-74
   Registration
Widmyer Mrs. Leo 1960-72
Tenney Mrs. Sterling 1973
   Sewing Exhibits – Superintendent
Morgan Mrs. Ed 1963-72, 75
Dailey Mrs. Paul 1973, 74
Mickey Mrs. Donald 1976
   Sewing Div. – Asst. Supt.
Heflebower Mrs. Garland, Jr. 1954, 58
Bush Mrs. Linden 1955
Morgan Mrs. Ed 1956, 57, 74
Ennis Mrs. Wilbur 1959, 60
Magaha Miss Mary 1961, 62
Everhart Mrs. Ferd 1963
Dailey Mrs. Paul 1964-72
Landry Mrs. Fredd 1971, 72
Kite Mrs. John 1973
Dailey Mrs. James 1973
Viands Mrs. Granville 1973
Reid Mrs. Paul 1974-76
Davis Mrs. Pat 1976
   Art Exhibits – Superintendent
Skinner Mrs. John 1965-67
Perry Mrs. Wm. 1968-71
Boyer Mrs. C. D., Jr. 1972
Pingley Mary Jo 1973
Skinner Margaret 1974
Adams Mrs. Woodrow 1975
Parziale Pam 1976
   Arts Div. – Asst. Supt.
Harris Mrs. William 1954-57
Hann Mrs. Ralph 1965-72
Skinner Mrs. John 1968
Boyer Mrs. C. D., Jr. 1969-71
Weber James 1972
Perry Mrs. Wm.(Nancy) 1973
   Handicraft – Superintendent
Harris Mrs. William 1965-68
   Handicraft – Asst. Supt.
Harris Mrs. William 1955-58
Furr Mrs. Mary 1965-68
   Arts & Handicraft – Superintendent
Harris Mrs. William 1963, 64
   Arts & Handicraft – Asst. Supt
Furr Mrs. Mary 1958, 63, 64
Harris Mrs. William 1958-62
Watson Mrs. J. E. 1964
   Handicraft – Home Industries – Superintendent
Stewart Mrs. Edmond 1969-76
   Handicraft – Home Industries – Asst. Supts.
Watson Mrs. J. E. 1969
White Mrs. Holmes 1969-76
Ware Mrs. Ernest 1969-76
Magaha Mrs. T. L. 1971-76
   Breads, Pies, Cakes Exhibits – Superintendent
Dailey Mrs. Richard 1963
Cole Mrs. George 1964-72
Cole George 1964-72
Hughes Mrs. O. B. 1973-76
   Breads, Pies, Cakes, Etc. Div. – Asst. Supt.
Cole Mrs. George 1954-60
Dailey Mrs. Richard 1961, 62
Tabb Mrs. George 1963,
Hughes Mrs. O. B. 1964-72
Wysong Mrs. J. J. 1968-76
Rissler Mrs. John 1973-76
   Canning Exhibits – Superintendent
Hockensmith Mrs. Abner 1963,
Wysong Mrs. J. J. 1964-66
McGarry Mrs. Robert 1967, 68
Ware Mrs. Charles 1969
Milton Mrs. Pauline 1970-72
Mayberry Mrs. Marsha 1973
Kable Carol 1974-76
   Canning Div. – Asst. Supt.
Hockensmith Mrs. Abner 1954-62, 64-68
Wysong Mrs. J. J. 1963
Hendricks Mrs. Gilbert 1969, 70
Milton John T. 1971, 72
Kable Carol 1973
Mayberry Mrs. Marsha 1974
   Home Industries – Superintendent
White Mrs. Holmes 1963, 64
Watson Mrs. J. E. 1965-68
   Home Industries – Asst. Supt.
White Mrs. Holmes 1955-62
   Educational Exhibits – Superintendent (Chairman)
Kave Mrs. Albert 1963
White Mrs. Holmes 1964
Renaud Mrs. Ralph 1965, 66
Magaha Mrs. Thomas (T. L.) 1967, 68
McGarry Miss Anna 1969
Magaha Miss Mary 1970, 73, 74
Hockensmith Mrs. Pauline 1971
Light Mrs. Robert 1972
Vickers Mrs. Elmer 1975
Kave Mrs. Albert 1976
   Educational – Asst. Supt.
Hockensmith Mrs. R. A. 1955
Lehman Mrs. Harvey 1956-59
Link Mrs. A. B., Sr. 1960
Rissler Mrs. John 1961
Bush Mrs. Linden 1961, 62
Magaha Mrs. Thomas 1962
Homemakers Department (Youth) – Superintendent
Myers Mrs. G. W. 1955-67
Riley Miss Shirley 1968, 69
   Assistant Superitendents
Catrow Mrs. Jack 1955-68
Merchant Mrs. David 1955-58, 64-68
Boyd Mrs. Ercal 1955-59
Hetzell Mrs. Lowell 1955-59
Gracey Miss Margaret 1955-58
Jenkins Mrs. Norval 1955-59
Porterfield Mrs. Max 1955-58
Ramsburg Mrs. Glenn 1956-63
Dalgarn Mrs. Steve 1957-59
Magaha Mrs. Thomas 1957-68
Fritts Mrs. Kenneth 1957-59
Kite Mrs. J. V. 1957-68
Jamison Mrs Margaret 1959
Osbourn Mrs. C. W. 1959-63
Goens Mrs. Victoria 1966, 67
   Superintendent Negro Exhibits
Goens Mrs. Victoria 1957-65
   Youth Dept. 4-H Dept. Superintendent
Riley Miss Shirley 1970-72
Staley James 1973-76
   Youth Dept. 4-H Dept. Asst. Supt.
Catrow Mrs. Jack 1975, 76
   Youth Dept. FHA (Homemakers Exhibits) Dept. Superintendent
Bush Mrs. Linden 1970, 73-76
Epson Mrs. Fred 1971, 72
   Youth Det. FFA (Vocational Students)Dept. Superintendent
Coyle Wm. 1970-76
Floriculture Department – Superintendent
Moler Mrs. J. S. 1954
Butler Mrs. Robert 1955
Link Mrs. Byrle 1956
Master Mrs. Donald 1957, 58
Funk Mrs. Richard 1957, 58, 61
Strider Mrs. Charle H., Jr. 1959
Mason Mrs. James, III 1960
Smith Mrs. Manning 1962
Roth Mrs. William K. 1963
Floriculture Department – (General) Chairman
Riely Mrs. Leeds 1964
Morgan Mrs. D. Lee 1965
Corbin Mrs. Norman 1966
Perry Mrs. Roger 1967
Cain Mrs. W. Paul 1968
Widmyer Mrs. Leo 1969
Peters Mrs. A. D. 1970
Smith Mrs. Manning 1971
Senseney Mrs. James 1971, 75
Merchant Mrs. Carl 1972, 76
Marshall Mrs. Allen R. 1973
Everhart Mrs. Herbert W. 1974
Wheatley Mrs. William 1976
Floriculture Department – Co-Chairman (Staging Chmn.)
Ramey Mrs. Turner 1964
Trussell Mrs. William 1971
Corbin Mrs. Norman 1972
4-H Club Annual Exhibits – Superintendent
Myers Mrs. G. W. 1954
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