Oct 4th, 5th, 6th, & Oct 7th
2017 Theme - Supporting First Responders
Planning is underway for the 2017 Aurora Farmers Fair. Mark you calanders now, it will be
here before you know it.
2017 Grand Marshalls
Grand Marshall's are Joshua Daugherty, Jeff Lane, and Edward Opp. Pictures will be posted soon.
Joshua Daugherty, was raised in Ohio County, and graduated Rising Sun High School in 1993. Josh received his Associates Degree
in Criminal Justice, at Vincennes University, in 1997. Josh worked at the Eastern Kentucky University Police Department in
Richmond, KY from 1997-2000, completing his education at EKU, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. From 2000-
2001, Josh worked with the Ohio County Sheriff Department before coming to Aurora Police Department in 2001. At Aurora PD, Josh
worked as a Patrolman, then Sergeant, and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014.
Josh is married to Mary Copeland Daugherty since 1995, lives in Ohio County and they have two children Daniel 16, a sophomore at
Rising Sun High School, and Megan 9, Grade 3 at Rising Sun Elementary School. Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with
his family. The family has attended the Rising Sun Church of Christ for almost 20 years. Josh enjoys working with the Aurora Police
Department and serving the citizens of Aurora.
Jeff Lane bio is coming.
Edward Opp is currently the President of Aurora Emergency Rescue. Ed came to Aurora EMS in February of 1989 because he was looking
for a way to better serve his community. Already a volunteer fireman for the Hogan Township Volunteer Fire Department, Ed quickly became
addicted to the excitement and satisfaction of helping others in the community in their time of need. Ed became an Emergency Medical
Technician in 1990 and his volunteer career flourished. Working up through the ranks of the fire department, Ed became Fire Chief and held
that position for many years, retiring as Chief from the Fire Service after a 30 year run in 2017. Ed continues his tenure with the Aurora
Emergency Rescue Service as an Emergency Medical Technician and President, a position that he has held for many years.
Ed has spent much time over the years working with community leaders, EMS and Fire organizations in a joint effort to improve the services
provided to the community. He has served on the Dearborn County Enhanced 911 Communications Committee, Dearborn County EMS Alliance, Dearborn
County Fire Chiefs Association, and the Dearborn County Hospital EMS Audit and Review Board.
Ed and his wife Monica raised their two children, Dustin and Kyle in the community they love. His wife and children have been very supportive
during Ed’s service to the community and they, themselves, have spent many hours volunteering their time for the Hogan Fire and Aurora EMS services.
While he loves fishing and the great outdoors, he especially enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren. Ed continues his community
service with Aurora Emergency Rescue as well as his career as a Commercial Marine Surveyor, Marine Accident Investigator and Private Investigator.
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
National Pedal Puller & Racers sponsored by Main Source Bank and Haag Ford will be held on Saturday October 7th. 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 the fair and depends
on number of competetors. Adults will be Male and Female group.
Chainsaw Wood Carving Auction - We will once again be auctioning off some of the wood carvings created at the fair by Bear Hollow Chainsaw Wood Carvers.
This was a great success last year. Auction will be Saturday night, October 7th at 6:30 pm on Stage 2. Carvings will be on display at the Wood Carvers booth
during the Fair.