Todd Richey, member of the Scott County Fair Board of Directors, recently spoke at the Kiwanis dinner meeting at the Quality Inn in Scottsburg. Pictured are from left to right, Kiwanis Club President David Wilson, Todd Richey and Kiwanis member Dave Church. Todd is a life-long resident of Scott County, is a farmer, a school bus driver for Scott County School District 2 and a race car driver. Along with Scottsburg Kiwanis Club member David Church, there are 11 members on the Scott County Fair Board. The Fair Board is an independent, non-profit organization which conducts events year-round at the Fair Grounds. In the winter people can rent space to store their campers and boats at very affordable rates.
The Scott County Fair includes the 4-H exhibits and competition, the midway, the race track and grandstands, the merchants’ buildings and numerous vendors. Todd was a member of 4-H for 10 years, and 4-H is his favorite part of the Fair. Members of 4-H must be at least 9 years old or in third grade, and can remain members for 10 years. There a several 4-H Clubs in Scott County, and the members learn responsibility as they raise and show their animals.
This is the first year that the Scott County Fair was smoke-free. Lori Croasdell, Executive Director of CEASe and a member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club, advocated that the Scott County Fair be smoke-free, as are many other county fairs in this area. The program was a success and contributed to a healthy environment for our youth and for all who attended.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club Flag Trailers are stored in the Department of Natural Resources Building when the Fair is not in session. The Kiwanis Club thanked Todd for allowing the trailers to be stored on the Fair Grounds, and also thanked him for his informative presentation.