Originally published in The Weekly Packet, December 8, 2011 and The Weekly Packet, December 7, 1961
Blue Hill Fair association renames officers at yearly meeting
The Weekly Packet, Celebrating our 50th year
Officers of the Hancock County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Blue Hill Fair, were reappointed at the annual stockholders meeting Monday in the North Blue Hill Grange Hall.
Five directors, Wendell Grindle, chairman John Clough, Malcolm Saunders, George Stover and Bob Duffy were reelected. They reappointed Ellis Slaven president, Philip Rackliffe vice-president, Phil O’Brien secretary and Harry Drew treasurer.
During the business meeting, it was decided to charge rental on horse stalls used by trainers using the track early in the season. Stall rental will be kept in a separate fund and used for maintenance of the stalls.
Seventeen shares of stock were sold Monday, bringing total membership of stockholders to over 380.
PRIOR TO THE closed stockholders meeting, a public supper and entertainment was held with over 100 attending.
Master-of-ceremonies was Paddy Cliff, Boston, award winning entertainer.
“The Great Paxton,” memory expert, put on a show of feats of memory, reciting serial numbers from bills, interspersed with quips.
Pianist was Shirley Povich, Ellsworth attorney.