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2016 Fair Parade Marshal Announced

December 8, 2015

The Directors for the Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that Fred Worch has been selected as the 2016 Parade Marshall.

Fred was elected to the Fairboard in August of 1984, with 1985 being his first Fair as a Board Member. Fred was a Board Member for 12 years, his last Fair on the Board being in 1996.

During these 12 years, Fred was Department Superintendent and/or Committee Chairman of the following: Demolition Derby – 10 years; Dairy – 6 years; Goats – 4 years; Coliseum Exhibits – 5 years; Parking, Gates & Tickets – 4 years; Parking Only – 4 years ; Agriculture/Home Arts – 4 years; Audit & Budget – 4 years; Tractor Pull – 3 years; Building & Ground Rental – 3 years; Building & Grounds Maintenance & Equipment – 1 year; Band Show – 1 year; Transportation – 1 year.

Fred also assisted on the following Departments/Committees: Swine – 6 years; Grandstand Events & Ushers – 4 years; Executive, Legal & Judicial – 4 years; Sanitation – 3 years; Poultry/Water Fowl – 3 years; Horse Show & Rings – 2 years; Fine Arts/ Domestic Arts – 2 years; Show Horse/Ponies – 2 years; Fair Premium Book – 1 year; Camping & Parking – 1 year; Senior Citizens – 1 year; Cattle – 1 year; Grange – 1 year; 4H and Junior Fair – 1 year; Parking, Gates & Tickets – 1 year; Parking Only – 1 year; tractor pull – 7 years; Buildings & Grounds – 4 years; Buildings & Grounds Maintenance & Equipment – 4 years; Band Show – 3 years; Transportation – 2 years. Fred held the office of Treasurer from 1989 to 1992.

Fred has been married to his wife Dorothy for 59 years, has 3 children, Kathy (Worch) Royer, Dave Worch and Kim (Worch) Cooley; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Fred worked in Greenville at Fram and Dairy Maid before becoming a full-time farmer in 1963.

Fred will be recognized at the Grand Opening of the 160th Great Darke County Fair that will take place at 8:00am on Friday, August 19, 2016 and also at the annual Parade of Champions event that will take place in front of the Grandstand on Thursday, August 25th.

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