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Kenneth Coates is pictured with Darke County Fair Board President
Brian Rismiller at his retirement in November 2016.

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Local resident honored for support of fair

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 27, 2017) – Kenneth A. Coates, Sr., retired Head Caretaker of the Great Darke County Fair, is among 45 individuals or organizations that were recently recognized at the 92nd Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for outstanding service to their local fairs.

Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair support the local economy and help educate the public about the importance of agriculture and the many necessities it provides, including food, clothing, shelter, fuel and energy. In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of amusement rides, for monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition, and for coordinating animal health efforts with designated local veterinarians.

For more information on Ohio’s fairs, including a listing of fair dates for the 2017 season, visit

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