The 2019 Hardin County Fair Honorees are Gary and Patti Casteel.
The Hardin County Agricultural Society will honor the couple for their many years of service to the Hardin County Fair.
According to a release on the Hardin County Fair Facebook page, in the early 1970’s Gary worked after hours from his day time job at United Rural Electric with setting poles and re-wiring jobs at the Fairgrounds. He started helping out with electrical work in May of 2007. Some of the major projects he assisted with were changing all of the outdoor lighting over to LED lighting and upgrading all of the electrical wiring in the merchant’s building.
Patti has been mowing the fairgrounds and helping take care of the flowers on the grounds for many years.
The Casteels have 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.