Mary Benedict Memorial Award at the fair this year

The Co-chairs of the Warren County Fair Floral Department, Connie Lucia and Kristy Wallace, have announced the First Annual Mary Benedict Memorial Award. Mary’s children Duane Benedict, Diane Payne, and Dennis Benedict have arranged for a cash award of $30 to be given each year in her memory. This award will be presented to an individual whose exhibit is judged to be the best in show from the Warren County Fair Department #17-Floral Exhibits: Section 1-Flowering Plants or Section 2-Foliage Plants.

Mary was a longtime supporter of and volunteer for the Warren County Fair. She always entered various items in numerous categories and won many blue ribbons. She was especially known for her many entries in the floral department. Mary and her family always have looked forward to the Warren County Fair and with this annual award, her family is continuing to honor her memory.