Sandy Woods, the former CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and her husband, George, are the newest members of the Nevada County Fair Hall of Fame.
The couple has been involved with the Fair, which starts on Wednesday, Aug. 10, since they moved in 1985 to Nevada County.
Sandy started working in 1995 as the deputy manager at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and served as CEO from 2009 to 2015. She also served for 10 years on the Western Fairs Association board of directors and as its president in 2012. She was inducted in 2015 into the WFA’s Hall of Fame. George, meanwhile, has worked as the head volunteer at the Fairgrounds. Both have been active exhibitors at the fair.
“The Fair is a great community asset – it’s where our community comes to celebrate who we are,” Sandy said. “It’s where our community seeks safety when there’s a disaster. It’s where we come together to hold fundraisers so that we can infuse money back into our economy and assist those who may be less fortunate. There’s a spirit on the Fairgrounds, which makes it a very special place.”
“Sandy and George’s service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair are commendable,” Rea Callender, CEO of the Fairgrounds, said. “They have worked tirelessly on behalf of the Nevada County Fair, and their work has ensured that the Fairgrounds can be enjoyed by future generations.”
The Woods will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the opening day ceremony on Aug. 10.
In addition, Michelle and Brandon Warmuth have been named the 2016 Family of the Year for their volunteer efforts and participation in the Fair.
“Their participation in the livestock and still exhibit program, and their investment in the community by serving others is commendable and admirable and makes them the perfect choice for the 2016 Family of the Year,” Callender said.
The Warmuth family also will be honored at the opening ceremonies.