From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- “Hats Off to the Wilson County Fair” has been selected as the theme of the 2011 award-winning Wilson County Fair.
The annual event will be held on Aug. 12-20 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.
“The fair board thinks this theme will be a great one to involve all of Wilson County as we put our hats on to come to Wilson County’s greatest annual event,” a spokesperson said.
“As the fair always has a focus on fairs of the past, this year will be no exception as we reminisce on how ladies used to dress up in their finest hats to attend the annual event. One of the events this year will be a Ladies and Men’s Hat Competition with categories for all ages and types of hats.”
Wilson County Fair Board President Hale Moss also announced that Helen McPeak has been appointed by the executive board to be the Interim Wilson County Fair Manager with the retirement of Andy Brummett.
McPeak has been a important part of the Fair team for many years and knows every part of the event. Moss said that they were very fortunate to have McPeak in this position, and her leadership talents will be very important to the 2011 Wilson County Fair.
Brummett will remain on a part time basis.