Posted on August 26, 2016 at 10:04 AM by Emily Saveraid
Greg became a Greely Tip Top member in 1963. During his experience in 4-H and FFA Greg knew for sure that agriculture, and especially, livestock would be important in his life. One great memory was in ‘63 when his Herefords, Ruff and Reddy, earned a blue ribbon at the Audubon County Fair. During Greg’s years in 4-H he served as an officer and was active in attending meetings. He has fond memories of his club and the fun times all enjoyed.
The Audubon County Fair has been an important part of Greg’s daughters’ lives also. He was always there to encourage and guide Katie and Molly with their livestock projects. He took into account their safety and wellbeing, which led to leaving a calf home one summer. It was probably more disappointing for Greg than for the owner of that stubborn calf.
In 1981, Greg became a member of the Audubon County Fair Board. He enjoyed the camaraderie with the older members. Working hard was just part of the deal, and he gave his time and efforts. He learned quickly there is always something to be done at the fair – he is willing to do the hard work to keep things going. Over the years, Greg has served as vice-president and is currently president of the board. He was instrumental in planning, fundraising, and helping where needed in the construction of the Livestock Pavilion. This year he spearheaded the new concession stand and restrooms located near the Livestock Pavilion.
The fair board is a team that needs to work together. Over the years they have accomplished a great deal and the fairgrounds is looking better every year. Greg would truly like to see more young people get involved. The fair is a proud tradition that should continue far into the future. The 4-H program continues to help our young people become the best possible members of society. The county fair is a showcase of their hard work.