Exhibitor(s) have been recognized since 2011 for their efforts in the area competitive exhibits. Those efforts have been seen at the fair over many years, with numerous items, in various categories…of quality workmanship or labor. “We applaud their dedication!”
The “Premier Exhibitors” are:
- 2018 – Jill Kilker
The Gratz Fair Association would like to recognize JILL KILKER from Enola as the 2018 PREMIER EXHIBITOR.
She started entering projects in the Gratz Fair around 2002.
She and her husband are relief houseparents at Milton Hershey School since 2001 and started doing projects with her students within the first year or two of employment.
Every other weekend, the family (husband, daughter and son) travel to Milton Hershey and spend the weekend living with and taking care of elementary girls at the school. She packs up arts and crafts supplies in her van and spend weekends (leading up to the Fair and the Farm Show) creating projects with students. They very much enjoy completing the artwork knowing that it will be on display at the Fair. They are thrilled with the ribbons, and their creativity and confidence are boosted through this effort. Their artwork and ribbons have become a regular part of the wall hangings in their bedrooms.
We are thrilled that the Gratz Fair has provided a meaningful outlet for her, her children, and the Milton Hershey School students over these many years.
- 2017 – Elaine & John Weaver
- 2016 – Louise Rothermel
- 2015 – Ellen & Marlin “Bud” Brubaker
- 2014 – Anna & Harold Kerstetter
- 2013 – the Kehler family (Laurie, Rick, Amanda and Jared)
- 2012 – Jeff Snyder
- 2011 – Sally Reinoehl