South Florida Fair makes Hall of Fame inductions
West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2016) — The South Florida Fair recently inducted two of its extraordinary volunteers into its Hall of Fame. Jack Frost, the fair’s 2015-16 chair, announced that Judy Goodman of Palm Beach and Harold Murphy of Loxahatchee are the 2016 inductees.
“In our 104-year history, we have attracted volunteers from all walks of life that have one common denominator, which is having a love for our fair to make it a true showcase for our community and South Florida in general,” said Frost.
Goodman joined the fair’s board of directors 36 years ago in 1980. Her background includes broadcasting, community service, fundraising, and the legal profession. In 1997, she became the first woman to become chair of the fair. She was instrumental in increasing the financial accountability, its stability and an improvement in financial results. While serving as chair, Goodman obtained the largest grant for Yesteryear Village from the Bureau of Historic Preservation in the amount of $450,000. She also was responsible for the establishment of term limits for trustees and greater diversity.
Murphy joined the board of directors in 1995 after serving many years as a volunteer. A former Marine, law enforcement officer, and a small businessman, he has used his talents and assets for three decades in helping Yesteryear Village become what it is today. He provided the transportation for many of the structures in Yesteryear Village and the necessary equipment to move and relocate the buildings as needed. Yesteryear Village would be only one third of the size it is today without Murphy’s efforts.
In 2004, the South Florida Fair Board of Trustees initiated a means of honoring those who have greatly contributed to the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. A Hall of Fame area was created in the breezeway between the two Expo buildings.
About the South Florida Fair: Produced by the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc., a nonprofit organization, the next fair will be held from Jan. 13-29, 2017 at the fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 793-0333 or visit the website, http://www.southfloridafair.com.