Jr Fair Buyer Appreciation Breakfast Thank You


Darke County Jr Fairboard and Sale Committee Hosted 1st Annual Darke County Jr Fair Buyer Appreciation Breakfast and Recognized Darke County Livestock Buyers On Saturday, September 9th, over 100 buyers and guests attended the 1st Annual Darke County Jr Fair Buyer Appreciation Breakfast at the Youth Building sponsored by Darke County Jr Fairboard and Darke Jr Fair Sale Committee.

The buyers and guests were served made-to-order omelets containing eggs, ham, cheese, onion, and peppers, along with yogurt, fruit, donuts, cinnamon rolls, coffee, chocolate milk, orange juice, and water. A special thank you to Weaver Eggs of Versailles for donating the eggs, Dannon of Minister for donating the yogurt, Reiter Dairy/ McVay Dairy for donating the chocolate milk and orange juice, Eikenberry’s for assisting with the cost of the donuts, Alicia Marker for making and donating delicious cinnamon rolls, Ryan Langenkamp of Farm Credit Services-of Versailles for donating the paper plates and napkins and Carmen Hartzell of Hartzell Flower Farm for growing and making beautiful flower arrangements that were used to decorate the tables.

In addition, thank you to Darke County King Andrew Wuebker and Queen Elizbeth Brewer for assisting with the event and to Andrew Wuebker for playing music as part of the event.

 A special thank you to the 30 plus Darke County Junior Fairboard members, Darke County 4-H and FFA members who helped cook the omelets, serve the meal, and communicate with buyers.

A big thank you is extended to Darke County Jr Fairboard President Jayden Hicks for helping organize the event and arrange for helpers.

The Darke County Sale Committee, Junior Fairboard, and Senior Board would like to thank all the businesses, individuals, and organizations that helped make the 2023 Darke County Junior Fair Sales so successful. A new record of $ 723,445.00 was spent in the seven livestock auctions that occurred at the 2023 Darke County Fair.

A special thank you is extended to our platinum buyers for purchasing over $10,000 at the sales. Those buyers include Dave Knapp Ford, Tire Warehouse, Superior Implement and Supply “Sisco,” Adam Hollinger Trucking, Brun Animal Clinic, Midwest Crop Care LLC, and R & J Enterprises.

Thank you is also extended to the gold sponsors who purchased between $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 at the 2023 Darke County Fair. Those buyers included Co-Alliance, GNB Banking Centers, Family Health Services, Nutrien Ag Solutions Ansonia and Greenville, Arcanum VFW Post 4161, and Sunrise Cooperative. Spirit Medical Transport, Cy Schwieterman Drainage, SVG Chevrolet and Gary and Denise Heitkamp.

The Darke County Junior Fair Sale Committee would also like to thank the Darke County Senior Fairboard, the auctioneers who assisted with the sale, Dr. Michael and Linda Fourman, and Vickie Willcox for all their assistance in making the sales successful.