Youth Building Information 2022

Executive Board Take Oath of Office

The Washington Parish Free Fair Association has named the Executive Board for the next two years. Two years is the normal term of office for each officer; however, since the COVID pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 fair, officers continued to serve through 2021. Executive board members are President James Magruder, Vice President Donald Folse, Secretary Kaye Ladner, Treasurer Ellen Waskom, and Building and Grounds Chairman Jason Creel. At the December meeting, Cole Ladner was thanked for serving a three-year term and for his leadership during the cancellation of the 2020 fair, something not done since the 1940s during World War II. President Magruder assured the committee chairmen present that plans for the 2022 fair are already underway and urged committees to make plans for October 19 – 23.

From left: Former Fair President and retired judge Bill Burris administering the oath of office; Secretary Kaye Ladner, President James Magruder, Building and Grounds Chairman Jason Creel, and Treasurer Ellen Waskom. Not shown is Vice President Donald Folse.

Louisiana Associaton of Fairs and Festivals Awards

Awards presented to the Washington Parish Free Fair at this year’s Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals: Best T-Shirt, Best Marketing Items (Mile Branch), Best Cap, Best Website & Classic Award! Washington Parish Fair Scholarship Winner, Ava Roshto

Accepting awards pictured below:

Adrian Roshto, Ava Roshto, Rebekah Smith, and Fair President, Jame Magruder
Past President Cole Ladner, presenting awards: Fair President, Jame Magruder