Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th, & Oct 1st
2016 Theme - Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future
Planning is underway for the 2016 Aurora Farmers Fair. Mark you calanders now, it will be
here before you know it.
2016 Grand Marshall
William (Bill) K. Black Jr was born July 13, 1949. He grew up in Lawrenceburg and graduated for LCHS in 1967. During his school years
he played baseball and basketball. He joined the US Navy in 1968 serving 4 years and gaining the rank of E-5. He served on 2 different ships
during his tour. One of the many ports and countries he served in was Vietnam. Some of the schooling he received was pipefitter and firefighting
and damage control. When he was discharged from the Navy he continued using the skills that he had learned while in the Navy and working with his
father before he enlisted. His father had a plumbing business and was a volunteer firefighter and life squad member while Bill was growing up. Bill
went to work with his uncle Harry Cornelius who had a plumbing business when he got back to Dearborn County. He then started working for Jos E Seagram’s
as a union pipefitter for local 392 out of Cincinnati. He worked for Seagram’s for 28 years retiring in 2001. During these years Bill was a volunteer
firefighter and EMT for Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun departments. He served in these capacities’ for a combined 25 years. Also serving as a volunteer
Deputy Director Emergency Management. In 1984 Bill helped to establish the Dearborn County Water Rescue of which he still holds the position as Captain.
Bill was appointed Dearborn County Emergency Management Director in April of 2001 when his father (William K. Black Sr) retired from the position after
serving for 25+ years. Bill has since retired from the position as director making the position being filled by a Bill Black for 40 years. Bill stills is
involved as a volunteer. During his career in public service Bill has been involved with helping during several emergencies and disasters. Some of them
were the blizzards in the 70’s, the tornado that hit Bright , the flooding of the Ohio river and several snow, ice and wind storms. Bill has been involved
with different organizations in planning and training not only in Dearborn County but in the Tri State and State of Indiana. Bill has had the support of
his family throughout his career. His family is his wife Sherri, sons Bill III and Rick and daughter Summer. He has 6 grandchildren Will, Ella, Aubrey,
Taylor, Gordon and Scarlett. Bill enjoys traveling, riding his trike, playing golf, watching the grandkids play sports and most recently camping.
Special Attraction this year will be a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. This will be on
display every day of the fair. The 911 Steel is a partnership between the Cincinnati Fire Museum and
The Goodtimers Foundation. For more information on this traveling memorial and the local partnership, please
go to www.911steel.com
New for 2016
National Pedal Puller & Racers sponsored by Main Source Bank and Haag Ford - We are bringing back the tractor pedal pull competition to the Farmers Fair.
It will be held on Saturday October 1st. Sign ups start at 1 pm and racing starts at 2 pm. Racing will be for all ages from 4 to adult.
exact catagories to be determaned at a later date and depends on number of competetors. Adults will be Male and Female group.
Chainsaw Wood Carving Auction - We will be auctioning off some of the wood carvings created at the fair by Bear Hollow Chainsaw Wood Carvers.
Auction will be Saturday night, October 1st at 6:30 pm on Stage 2. More information to come as we finalize details.
Limited Booth Space Available
If you would like to rent a booth at the fair this year, there are limited booths remaining. Please contact Larry at 812-926-2412 or 812-926-2176
to discuss availablity