POINT PLEASANT — Each year the Mason County Fair picks an individual or organization to whom to dedicate the fair, with this year’s honor going to Pleasant Valley Hospital.
On Monday night, members of the Mason County Fair Board and fair officers presented the award to representatives of PVH and its board of directors.
Accepting the award for PVH was CEO Glen Washington, who was accompanied to the fair by PVH representatives Mario Liberatore, Tracy Call, Pete Allinder and PVH CFO Zach Kearns.
PVH was chosen for its continued support of the fair, including purchasing booth space each year in the commercial building and being a major buyer during the annual junior fair livestock sale. Also, since becoming CEO, Washington has personally purchased animals from the sale for his own farm in the last few years.
Also included during the fair dedication ceremony, members of the fair board and fair officers gave special recognition to groundskeeper Wayne See. He was given a plaque and recognized for his work and dedication to the fair and fairgrounds.
More photos from this week at the fair appear inside Thursday’s edition on page 4 and online at www.mydailyregister.com.
The fair schedule for Thursday through Saturday is as follows:
Thursday, Aug. 11: 9 a.m. Fair Opens, Pet Parade (Show Ring); 9:50 a.m. Youngun’s Calf Show; 10 a.m. Open Beef Cattle Show, Junior Beef Show (Immediately Following); noon Paper Airplane Toss (Inside Stage); 2 p.m. Seed Spitting (Outside Show Ring), Mason County Special Needs Goat Show (Show Ring); 4 p.m. Market Steer Show at Livestock Arena; 5 p.m. John McCausland Award, Hannan High School Band Concert (Inside Stage); 6 p.m. Pretty Baby Contest, Terry Lynn Williamson Memorial Award, Junior and Open Dairy Show; 7 p.m. Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Diesel Truck; 8 p.m. Toilet Paper Toss; 9 p.m. Confederate Railroad (Main Stage); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Friday, Aug. 12: 7:30 a.m. Fair Opens; 8 a.m. Master Market Showmanship; 10:30 a.m. 4-H Exhibitor and Donnie Hill Award (4-H); 11 a.m. Fair Scholarship with Peoples Bank, Mason County Born and Raised Market Animal Awards with Ohio Valley Bank, Junior Livestock Sale featuring Market Hogs, Feeder Calves, Replacement Heifers, Market Steers, Special Lambs, Market Lambs and Market Meat Goats; 5 p.m. Point Pleasant Junior High School Band (Inside Stage); 7 p.m. Super Stock Trucks, Tractors and Modified Stock Trucks; 9 p.m. Darryl Worley (Main Stage), Chicken Catch (after Animal Show); 11 p.m. gates closed.
Saturday, Aug. 13: 9 a.m. Fair Opens, Open Mason County Youth Horse Fun Show Sponsored by City National Bank, Junior Horse Show Trail Class; 11 a.m. Dash for Cash; 1 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching, Auction for Kids Games; 2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull, 4 p.m. 4-H Member Dance at Jr. Building; 4:45 p.m. Robert Lutton Award and Joey Arrington Award; 5 p.m. Open Horse Show NBHA Sanctioned, Old Timers Showmanship, Motorcycle / ATV Motocross; 8:45 p.m. Sweepstakes Award and Donnie Hill Award (FFA); 9 p.m. Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers (Main Stage).
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