The Delaware County Fair Board is under new leadership for the first time in over a decade.
Kurt Palmer was elected President at the board’s annual meeting in October, taking over the role from Al Boge, who stepped down as President after serving in the position for more than 15 years.
Palmer told KMCH he believes the fair is moving in a good direction and he’d like to keep that momentum going.
The Delaware County Fair has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. Kurt’s dad, Rick Palmer, has been involved on the fair board since Kurt was just a kid… and his dad’s passion for the fair passed on to him.
But the Fair Board does much more than work at the fair one week a year… it’s a year-round commitment. Last weekend, Palmer was decked out in Halloween make-up – fully in character – playing a scary role at the Feargrounds Haunted Barn at the fairgrounds. He says there are a lot of events fair board members are involved in, in addition to planning the fair.
The Delaware County Fair just wrapped up a big year celebrating their 150th anniversary, but Palmer says there are more exciting things to come as they plan for the 151st fair.
Along with Palmer filling the role as President, Kathy Rahe was elected the fair board’s new Vice President, with Laura Lewin serving as the board’s new Treasurer.
(photo courtesy of Delaware County Fair)