A salute to our Volunteers!
A big tip of the hat salute to all committees and their members was the theme at the Fort Bend County Fair’s Volunteer Appreciation reception. There was no carnival; rodeo or livestock to be judged but committee members representing over 50 different committees were in attendance. “The committees and their members work so hard during our Fair, it is just nice for them to be able to come out and enjoy themselves,” says Susan Sillavan, Fort Bend County Fair Manager. “We could never thank them all enough for everything they do during our Fair’s run or throughout the year,” she adds.
The highlight of the evening was recognizing the volunteers from each committee that went above and beyond the call of duty. Each volunteer was awarded a framed certificate for his or her hard work. Fort Bend County Fair board member, Vickie Todd Autrey and Fair Manager, Susan Sillavan, shared master of ceremonies duties.
Committee Chairman of the year was awarded to David Gibson of the Lawn Tractor Race Committee. David and his committee hosted the races before a full grand stand of fair goers. David's efforts to bring awareness to the second year event were outstanding; including an early morning news television promotion.
Volunteer of the year was awarded to Willie Trevino. Willie is truly a volunteer who has done it all. From being a member of the Sponsor Committee to singing as entertainment on Senior Citizens Day to early morning news television interviews, Willie rose to the occasion in support of the Fort Bend County Fair. He and his wife were constant fixtures at the Fair, enjoying Rodeo action, Go Tejano day festivities or helping out wherever needed.
Volunteers were treated to a homemade stew dinner. Cake and cupcakes rounded out the evening and satisfied the sweet tooth of attendees.
Congratulations once again to all the Volunteers!