New members bring change to Fair Commission

Jenny Gessaman

The Fergus County Fair Commission shuffled their roster Tuesday night, electing new officers and welcoming new commission members.

The commission elected Brett Maxwell as president and Bertie Brown as elected vice president. They also took the opportunity to assign committees.

Brown, with the help of new member Mike Pallett, will lead entertainment. Maxwell will continue heading rodeo, while commission member Alan Shammel will continue his work with activities. Shammel will also stay with the pavilion committee, but will be assisted by new member Connie Ahlgren. The commission eliminated the horse show committee.

The introduction of new members fell under new business, and so the Pallett and Ahlgren were introduced and welcomed halfway through the meeting. Pallett was unable to attend due to previous engagement.


In other business

• The commission approved a total of $16,925.68 in claims.

• A budget of $12,000 was approved for the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs convention. Commission members plan to use the funds to book entertainment for the 2016 fair at the four-day event.

• The fair commission spoke to members of the pavilion committee, as well as members of the public, about the price of riding passes for the Fergus County Fairgrounds. After hearing comments on the timing of past price changes, the commission approved a pricing scale based on set yearly quarters. Starting Nov. 1, prices are $250 for a year, $75 for a quarter and $20 a day.



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