The Cleburne County Fair Board met recently to make plans for the County Fair and other business. The minutes from the March meeting were approved and then after the treasurer’s report discussion was made regarding the liability insurance cost of $5,641. Judge Jerry Holmes was present and added ideas that could help possibly he told Fair President Frank Evans to email Karen in his office and get the information from her.

It was said that the ribbons for the fair have already been received in.  A reimbursement for the door over the water heater was approved.

An announcement about the upcoming rodeo to be held June 1 and 2 at the fairgrounds. Lydia Griffen will be in charge of the concessions. She said she had some help but could always use more. On the weekend of the rodeo there will be a rummage sale to benefit the poultry cages. They will hold the rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on June 1 and 2. Discussion was made about advertising the rummage sale and the rodeo. Items will be priced  cheap to sell.

Moving on they discussed the selling of cedar shavings to raise money.

Under new business they discussed Pullorum testing dates for chickens. Justin Whitehurst discussed he could do the testing. Van Buren County has asked for a tester to come test theirs. The cost of the Pullorum is quite expensive but having more than one county helping pay for it, it would help. Whitehurst said the issue can be the expiration dates on the Pullorum.

The tabloid for the fair was approved and everyone agreed it looked really good

ShoWorks will go online on August 1 and be on until August 24. The website has changed to

Dates for the fair are September 4 thru 8. Discussion was then made regarding having rides at the fair. There are sponsors ready to help with the cost and there are possibly going to be rides, a rock climbing wall with monkey motion and bounce houses. Once plans are finalized more information will be forthcoming.

There will be a work day on August 30 at the fairgrounds. Anyone wishing to help is welcome to attend.

The next meeting is scheduled for July 17 at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds.