The Wisconsin Association of Fairs annually acknowledges an individual who has gone above and beyond the traditional role of volunteering and sharing talents for the betterment of fairs throughout the State of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Association of Fairs proudly presents our 2017 Friend of the Fair Award to Bill Marohl of the Vernon County Fair.
Our Friend of the Fairs recipient has truly been a friend, not just of their fair, but also to fairs across the state as well as the Wisconsin Association of Fairs. A definition of Friend includes: "A Person whom one knows well, close acquaintance, a person on the same side in a struggle - an ally. A true supporter. Someone that is though as helpful, reliable, just there." You will all agree that our recipient is a true friend of the fairs.
What you may not know is that our recipient does a lot of behind the scenes work for the association. All of our convention attendees have seen his work, but not many know who makes it happen. He has worked late at night and early in the morning and throughout the day. Our recipient is willing to step right in and do anything he can to help. He is responsible for setting up the signs outside of each room as well as sponsor signs that you see throughout convention. He is the sign guy. He has also stepped in to help with the setup of the Fairest and IAFE displays and that is just to name a few of the things that he has done.
After Bob Williams passed away last year, we all know that he left big shoes to fill. And while no one will ever quite "measure up" to Bob, our recipient stepped in to do many (if not most) of the jobs that Bob did here at convention without even being asked. He wasn't looking to replace Bob, but rather step in to help keep everything happening and the association moving forward just as Bob did all along.
He has served as a district 3 director twice--serving as vice president, and then as president of the association for 2 years. He currently serves as the chair of the audit committee.