Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to appoint Philp to fill out a term that will end in December.

Philp, a rancher from the Lysite area, said she applied to be on the board because she saw a need and thought she had skills to contribute.

She said she participated in 4-H as a youth and has served on the board of the organization's local chapter.

Commissioner Keja Whiteman asked Philp what she thinks of 4-H and FFA expanding to include non-agricultural activities.

"We want every child that we can to participate," Philp said. "If they're participating, they're off the streets. As long as we can provide programs for them, that's wonderful."

Philp said she also supports developing a long-term plan that would include relocating or expanding the fairgrounds.

Commissioners interviewed two other candidates for the fair board seat. Two spots will open in December when the terms of two members, including Philp, end.

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