The Whiteside County Fair Board
Announces 2016
Friend of the Fair
Previous Honorees
1989 - Eddie Schuler
1990 - Betty Whitebread
1991 - Calvin Simpson
1992 - Marge Smit
1993 - Ralph Frymark
1994 - Tom Vogel
1995 - Orville Goodenough
1996 - Paul Dell
1997 - Donald Ramsdell
1998 - Judith Ross
1999 - Larry Fredericks & Loren Todd
2000 - Whiteside County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol
2001 - Whiteside County Master Gardeners
Copyright © 2005 - 2016 Whiteside County Central Agricultural Society
2003 - Randy Holesinger
2004 -
Pat & Doug Skinner
2005 - Morrison Volunteer Fire Department
2006 - Abbott Family
2007 - Merle Reisenbigler
2008 - Frank Belt & Norman Isenhart Family's
2009 - Mark Schuler
2010 - Vandermyde Family
2011 - Birkey's/Prophetstown Equipment
2012 - Morrison Blacktop/Stralow Family
2013 - Popcorn Bob and Marilyn Green
2014 -
Paul Vock & Dan Heusinkveld
2015 - Fran Gross
Friend of the Fair
"Friend of the Fair” honorees.  Since 1989, the board has sought to honor those who have made an extra effort
to support and make the annual Fair as much fun as possible for all those who participate and attend the many
shows and events.

This Year the Whiteside County Fair has selected  the Dale Coleson Family  as the 2016 Friend of the Fair -  Dale  
and his wife, of 50 years, RoJean live in rural Varna, IL on a 1000 acre farm. Dale and RoJean have been showing
sheep at the Whiteside County Fair for 33 years. Over the years Dale has assisted sheep superintendent John
Pierceson and now Marty Pierceson with the Whiteside County Fair sheep show.

With their daughters Lisa and Lynn, they have shown Suffolk and Columbia sheep. They are continuing the family
tradition with grandchildren Justin, Jarrad, Kolton, Jaylyn, Jerica and Kylee. They currently have 20 Southdown
Sheep and are anxiously awaiting the show season.