Wells is named fair manager of the year
Written by Ginnie Baker-NewsJournalCorrespondent
Mar. 25, 2014
MANSFIELD — Dean Wells, Richland County fair manager, was selected as the Fair Manager of the Year for the State of Ohio by the Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association at its district meeting March 16.
GOSA is a nonprofit organization with members dedicated to the improvement of the outdoor amusement business, working to guide, assist and cooperate with groups responsible for fairs, festivals and special events in Ohio. It has nine districts representing Ohio’s 88 counties.
“It’s such an honor. I had no idea I was receiving the award. They called here a couple of days before the meeting to make sure I was going to be there, but I had no idea why,” Wells said.
GOSA President Andy Pocock presented the award to Wells at the district meeting in Dalton.
“It was an honor to have met him. He’s a good guy and deserves the award. We are luckyto have him as a member,” Pocock said.
Nominations for fair manager of the year are submitted by fair board members in the Ohio Fair Managers Association, concessionaires and anyone involved with county fairs, such as office helpers, groundskeepers and maintenance workers