The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair was recognized for excellence during the annual Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, held recently in Lansing.
Volunteer of the Year for Zone 5, which includes 15 fairs from West Branch to Mackinaw City, is Tammy Fettig, a market livestock volunteer with the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair.
“Tammy has devoted over 25 years to our market livestock program. Her dedication to each and every program detail throughout the year begins by educating our 4-H exhibitors, preparing them to exhibit their animals to the best of their abilities anywhere they may compete,” said Fair Manager Agnes Shaw, in nominating Fettig for the recognition. “She has also been involved in every facet of Fair Week preparations leading up to the fair, during the fair and closing out the fair.”
Among Fettig’s most considerate qualities is her willingness to always lend a hand and help solve a problem, Shaw noted. “Being a problem solver instead of a problem creator is one of her best assets,” she added.
The local fair competes with all fairs in Michigan in Category 1, which includes fairs with 25,000 and under attendance.
Among those peers, the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair took first place in Communications Awards, “multi-page category,” for Fair Time magazine, which is designed by Emmet County Communications Director Beth Anne Eckerle. In addition, the fair took 2nd place in home page web site design, also overseen by Eckerle.
The 2017 Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair takes place Aug. 22-27. Keep up to date on Fair events and schedule at www.emmetchxfair.org
Pictured above: Fettig (center) is presented with her Volunteer of the Year award plaque by Lenore Senter, Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Zone 5 Director, and Emmet-Charlevoix Fair Board member and Chris Reyner.