Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 24, 2013

Miller the person to see when information is needed at the fair


— GOSHEN — Nancy Miller of Middlebury has been on the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board for 12 years. Joining the board, though, was hardly her introduction to the fair.

“I was never a 4-H’er or anything like that, but I always came to the fair,” she said.

Miller said this on a sunny afternoon seated in the information gazebo just inside the fair’s main entry gate. She’s done this duty many times before, answering fairgoers’ questions. Among other things, they sometimes want to know where an ATM is, or where the bathrooms are.

“I will be here a couple of times during the week, about a four-hour shift every time,” she said.

Miller is also involved with the fair’s History Room, and speaks with pride about an exhibit on display there. The History Room is near the fairground’s main entry gate in the 4-H exhibit building.

“We got out old (fair promotional) posters, and we have a new display in the Historical Room that people need to come in and check that (out),” she said. “The oldest one we have is 1972. So we’re looking for older posters.”

Nancy Miller enjoys going to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Why should anyone else? She has a suggestion.

“Oh, the 4-H exhibits of the things the kids do are just amazing,” Miller said. “And this year especially is the photography. People are just overwhelmed at the things the kids in 4-H are doing with photography.”