BLACKFOOT, ID)– The Eastern Idaho State Fair Board of Directors has named Darlene Hatch and Nancy Palmer as Grand Marshals of this year’s 2013 Eastern Idaho State Fair. The two will lead the annual EISF Parade down Shilling Avenue on Saturday, August 31, at 10am.“We couldn’t have chosen two more deserving people for this honor” says General Manager Brandon Bird. “These ladies have been a part of this great establishment since before I was born, and their understanding of and dedication to the livestock competitions here at the fair is a true testament to the importance and strength of our agricultural community.”For nearly 50 years, Hatch and Palmer have dedicated their summers to working at the EISF Livestock Office. “We love the people and love working with each other,” said Palmer, “There is something special about people that work with the land; they are the most caring and hard-working people you will ever meet.” “The EISF is like Disneyland to us and all of the people who love it; it’s the happiest place on earth,” exclaimed Palmer. Although Hatch and Palmer spend time together outside of the fair, fair week is one they both look forward to.
Alicia Walters, KSL.com
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