Macon County was well represented at the 92nd Annual Tennessee Association of Fairs Convention that was held the weekend of January 18th with Sally Wells receiving the prestigious Thornton Taylor Award. She was honored for the work she has done for the Tennessee Association of Fairs and the Macon County Fair for 31 years.
Macon County received several other awards with the Fair Catalog designed by Cindy Gregory Patterson, Put It In Print, winning 1st place. Doug Holder won 2nd place in the recycled item category and Wanda Sandifer won 3rd place for her hand pieced and hand quilted quilt.
Attending the convention from Macon County were Sally & Bill Wells, Lisa Yokley, Tonya Butler, Wynona and Eddy Clayborne, Jeff & Debbie Hughes, Marilyn Murphy, and Steve & Beverly Walker.
McKenzie Sullivan represented Macon County in the Fairest of the Fair State Pageant.
Sally Wells has been a member of the Macon County Fair since it was organized in 1983. “She is an outstanding lady, who has devoted over 30 years of service to the Macon County Fair,” said Steve Walker. “She worked with all department chairs and she always prepared and submitted all reports to the Region and State. Sally was very devoted to the Fair.”
Mrs. Sally and her husband Bill Wells have three sons, Mark and his wife Kathy; Marty and his wife Tonya; and Mike and his wife Carol. They have three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sally is very proud of her family but they are extremely proud of her and her accomplishments with the Macon County Fair.
“A quote from Ms. Sally, “I like being around people. Being involved is a good way to get to know people and give back a little to the community. As a matter of fact, I think I have gotten back a lot more than I’ve put in.”
Added Walker, “When people in Macon County think of the Fair, Mrs. Sally Wells comes to their thoughts. As one of the founders, she has been loyal and dedicated to the Macon County Fair. The success of the Macon County Fair would not have been possible without Sally Wells.”
The Macon County Fair Board would like to thank the community for their continued support of the fair along with the following individuals and businesses: Doug Holder, Wanda Sandifer, Pam Stubblefield, Barry Hiett, Rick Waller, James Christain, Kim Montgomery, Macon County Coordinated School Health, Macon Bank & Trust and Macon County Special Education Program.