Moffett, Holloway tapped as fair marshals

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Dianne Moffett and Don Holloway have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2009 Elmore County Fair and Rodeo, as members of the fair board look on.

Dianne Moffet and Don Holloway have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2009 Elmore County Fair and Rodeo. The announcement was made Monday at the Three Island Senior Citizens Center in Glenns Ferry. Both Moffet and Holloway reside in Glenns Ferry.

Shae Burns, Executive Secretary of the ECFR Board of Directors traveled from Mountain Home with several board members to the senior center and surprised Moffet and Holloway with the announcement.

"I'm just flabbergasted; I'm shocked, I'm really shocked," said Moffett following the announcement.

In one way or another, Moffet has been volunteering with the Fair since 1980, and for the past ten years has served as a superintendent with the Open Class Division. She is an active member of the VFW Post 3646 Ladies Auxiliary and has volunteered for a number of community programs. For the past several years, Moffet has been involved with AARP's Tax-Aide program helping area residents prepare their annual income taxes free of charge.

Don Holloway moved to Glenns Ferry following his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1973. He then worked as a fresh fruits and vegetables inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1999.

Don never volunteered as a 4-H advisor, but as the parent of children in the program became involved through the natural progression that takes place when one's children become involved in any activity or program.

He has been a volunteer with the ECFR since the early 70s, and is a past member of its Board of Directors, at one time serving as the board's 2nd Vice-Chairman.

Holloway was pleasantly surprised at being named one of the Grand Marshals for this year's fair and rodeo.

Acting 2nd Vice-Chairman of the ECFR Board, Monty White, presented Moffet and Holloway with a plaque recognizing them for their contributions to the Elmore County Fair and Rodeo. White also noted that both were chosen as this year's Grand Marshals for their dedication to the fair as well as, other community programs and activities.

Moffet and Holloway will be presented during opening ceremonies at this year's rodeo.

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