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Taylor County Fair
Fair Board

FAIR OFFICERS

  • TCF Board Member

    Paul Malone

    President

    Paul has been a board member since 2012 and served, from 2016 until the winter of 2019, as the 4th President of the Taylor County Fair Association. He served as Vice President 2020-2021. In the fall of 2021, he was once again elected as President of the Taylor County Fair Association. He has been active in many aspects of the fair; admissions, ground preparations, and maintenance. In the fall of 2017 he served on the grant committee and helped the fair receive a state grant to improve the grounds. For 3 years, Paul was the auctioneer who sold the wood cravings nightly at the fair to benefit the community scholarships. He has also served as chair of the petting zoo.

  • TCF Board Member

    Alex Cox

    Vice President

    Alex is one of our youngest board members, but, he comes with a lot of experience. He is the son of Board Member, Doug Cox. So, Alex has been around the fair for several years and grew up helping in a number of ways. Alex and Doug co-chair the truck and tractor pulls. This year, Alex has helped a lot with advertising and he continues to work with the track events, maintenance and fair preparation. He was elected as Vice President of the Taylor County Fair Association in the fall of 2021.

  • TCF Board Member

    Tiffany Browning

    Secretary

    Tiffany became a board member in 2013 after moving up from the Taylor County Junior Fair Board. Tiffany came to the Fair Board with a good working knowledge as she had served on the Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Project Youth Advisory Council. During her committment there, she served on the Media Committee and Battle of the Bands. She has spent many years on the Kentucky Equine Education Project Youth Board and served as Secretary, Vice-President and Region Representative. She has also brought experience from both 4-H amd FFA. She presently serves as Taylor County Fair Pageants Director. In 2019 Tiffany became Horse Show Chair, as she has been active for many years with her family in showing American Saddlebreds and she is the granddaughter of board member Anna Lee Johns. In the winter of 2019, Tiffany was elected as the board's Secretary. During the fair when she is not under the Hoop Tent directing pageants and talent, you can find her working the gates.

  • TCF Board Member

    Patty Evans

    Treasurer

    Patty is very familiar with the workings of our fair: She is a former charter member and is married to board member William Wallace Evans. Since Patty retired as a DECA teacher in the Taylor County School system and brings marketing and business experience with her. She works the main gate and will be very busy with her duties as treasurer. Patty is active with different organizations in our county including the Heistand House and Retired Teachers. Patty was elected as treasurer in the fall of 2018 and adds advertising to her list of Fair Board duties.

CHARTER MEMBERS

  • TCF Board Member

    William Wallace Evans

    Charter Member & FFA Rep.

    William Wallace has been the FFA Representative on the Fair Board since it was started in 1997. He has played a key role in FFA involvement and all agriculture related events and activities at the Fair. William Wallace was responsible for the inception of the Taylor County Youth Fair Board, which was the state's first. For many years he has managed the pit gate entrance to the Fairgrounds and has assisted in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. William Wallace served as Vice President 2015-2016. And in 2016, he became the chair for the Beef and Dairy Shows, a role which he continues to manage.

  • TCF Board Member

    Helen Canada

    Charter Member, IN LOVING MEMORY

    IN LOVING MEMORY: Helen passed away in the fall of 2017. Helen had been a member of the Board since 1997. She provided invaluable service to the Fair over the years. She was married to board member, Utah Canada. They donated time and equipment through their business, Canada and Sons Excavating to improve and repair the grounds. Both were active in supporting youth and community activities that take place at the Fair and have also had roles in motorsports events through the years and assist in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. The Canadas were named the Kentucky Fair Person of the Year in 2000, the one and only time in which a couple received this honor.

  • TCF Board Member

    Utah Canada

    Charter Member

    Utah has been a member of the Board since 1997 and has provided invaluable service over the years. He was married to board member, Helen Canada, who passed away in the fall of 2017. They have often donated time and equipment through their business, Canada and Sons Excavating to improve and repair the grounds. Both are active in supporting youth and community activities that take place at the Fair and have also had roles in motorsports events through the years and assist in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. The Canadas were Kentucky Fair Person of the Year in 2000.

  • TCF Board Member

    Anna Lee Johns

    Charter Member, IN LOVING MEMORY

    IN LOVING MEMORY: Miss Anna Lee passed away in the late summer of 2021. Anna had been a member of the Board since 1997 and has managed the Championship Horse Show and Junior Horse Show every year. The show is named after her late husband, Tommie Johns, who was well known throughout the state for showing American Saddlebred horses. After the horse show, you could find Anna Lee under the food tent cleaning tables. Her family is still very active in showing horses and through their leadership the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show continues to grow each year.

  • TCF Board Member

    Gary Seaborne

    Charter Member

    Gary has been active with the Fair Board since 1997, along with his wife, Jeannie. He is the former Superintendent of the Taylor County School system and brings a strong business knowledge to the Fair Board. Among other things he assists with the Horse Show along with grounds preparation, maintenance and gate admissions. Gary served on the Grant Committee in the fall of 2017. The Taylor County Fair Association received its first grant monies from the state and will use this to improve the grounds.

  • TCF Board Member

    Jeannie Seaborne

    Charter Member

    Jeannie has been active with the Fair Board since 1997. She is married to Fair Board member, Garry Seaborne. Jeannie served as Secretary from 1997 through 2005. In the past, she served as chair of Dancing With the Stars, which Taylor County was a leader in the fast growing event in the state of Kentucky Fairs. Jeannie brought experience with her as Taylor County Fair Pageant Director in the past as she was Kentucky's 1960 Miss Kentucky County Fair. She has also managed the Coca-Cola Talent Classic for many years.

BOARD MEMBERS

  • TCF Board Member

    Shonda Malone

    Board Member

    Shonda joined the Fair Board in 2012 along with her husband Paul Malone, President. She has assisted at the main gate and has helped chair the petting zoo in the past. She served as Secretary from the fall of 2016, until the winter of 2019. In the fall of 2017, Shonda served on the State Grant Committee in which the Taylor County Fair Association received its first state grant to help improve the fairgrounds. Shonda was also head of the fair catalog, completely composing the 2017 and 2018 catalogs. During the fair, Shonda can be found working the gates.

  • TCF Board Member

    Doug Cox

    Board Member

    Doug has been on the fair board since 2002 and assists with main track events. He also helps with grounds preparation and maintenance and as a farmer provides valuable insights to the board in regards to agriculture. He has been over the truck and truck pulls for many years. This year Doug and Alex, Board Member and son, co-chair the truck and tractor pulls.

  • TCF Board Member

    Damon Sallee

    Board Member, IN LOVING MEMORY

    IN LOVING MEMORY: Damon served on the fair board since 2005 and acted as a liaison between the fair board and the American Legion who owns the fairgrounds. He was involved with the operation of the fair concession stand in previous years and assisted with grounds preparation and maintenance. Damon was known as the "Ice" man, delivering drinks and ice to the food vendors and the gates.

  • TCF Board Member

    Steve Martin

    Board Member

    Steve is not new to the Taylor County Fair. He is a former member, who decided to come back on board. In the past, Steve was chair of the cattle events. Upon returning Steve assists with the Beef and Dairy Shows and the various track events. Steve served as President in 2019-2020.

  • TCF Board Member

    Brandon Holt

    Board Member

    Brandon along with his father Charlie, has helped with track prepartions over the last couple years along with maintence. In March of 2021 he joined the board as a member.

  • TCF Board Member

    Grace Malone

    Board Member

    Grace is the newest and youngest member. Even though she is the newest member of the board, she is far from new to the fair scene. Since her parents Paul & Shonda Malone joined the board, Grace has been involved with preparations for the fair and has helped oversee the petting zoo as a volunteer. Now that she has joined the board she looks forward to continuing to help in any way she can.

  • TCF Board Member

    Charlie Holt

    Board Member

    Charlie has been a volunteer with track preparations and maintenance for a couple years. In March of 2021, he joined the fair board and continues to work with maintenance and track events.

  • TCF Board Member

    Levi Harmon

    Board Member

    Levi is one of our newest members, voted on in the summer of 2021. He was active at the 2021 Fair and assisted with the Beef and Dairy, Clean up of the grounds and worked the front gate. He is also a volunteer fire fighter. He is a wonderful asset to our fair and community.

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    KathY Milby

    Board Member

    Kathy has worked the front gate for a number of years as just a volunteer. She was voted on as a new member in the summer of 2021. She has always been a great help to the board.

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    Junior Mccubbin

    Board Member

    Junior was a former member years ago and came back on board in 2017. He and his wife, ran the concession booth. He served as Vice President in 2018-2020 and as President in 2020-2021.

  • TCF Board Member

    Kathy McCubbin

    Board Member

    Kathy is the wife of Junior McCubbin. She is very familiar with the fair scene though having been a former fair board member. She has previously ran the concession booth.

  • TCF Board Member

    Andy Hunt

    Board Member

    Andy is our newest member and our FFA representative. He is an FFA teacher with the Taylor County High School. We look forward to having an additional hand come fair time!

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    Kimberly Thomas

    Board Member

    Kimberly is a new face to the Taylor County Fair and to our area. She is active with the local school system as the NEW 4H Representative. Kimberly will be working with the fair and local youth with the 4H exhibits.

  • TCF Board Member

    Clay Bowen

    Board Member

    Clay is a newer member to our board. He worked last year at the fair concession stand as a cook and will continue that role this year.

VOLUNTEERS

  • TCF Board Member

    Cindy Gilpin

    Volunteer

    Cindy may not be an active board member, but, she is dedicated to the Taylor County Fair. She joined the Junior Fair Board while in high school. Every year since, you can find her at the main gate and helping with the Beef and Dairy Shows. She is a very important asset.

  • TCF Board Member

    Alex Gilpin

    Volunteer

    Alex is an extremely important asset to the Taylor County Fair Association. Since he was 16, he has assisted with the parking and is now considered the "Parking Guy". He trains our new recruits and oversees the parking arrangements.

  • TCF Board Member

    Paul Whitlock

    Volunteer

    Paul has been involved with the Taylor County Fair since 2000 and assists with the front gate and traffic control during the Fair. He also helps with ground preparation and maintenance.

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    Larry Strange

    Volunteer

    Larry has been active with the board since 1999 and has most often been the "voice behind the microphone" as he serves as track announcer and emcee at many of the events at the Fair. He has also assisted with grounds preparation and maintenance throughout the years.

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