2016 FAIR SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR
Randy & Paula Wheaton
Randy & Paula Wheaton have served a combined 14 years on the Miami County Fair Board. They have been involved for 20 years, outside of their own activities, with different events at the fair.
Randy & Paula have been married for 23 years. They have two sons (Chris and Allan), one daughter-in-law (Chandra) and three grandsons (Dakota, Alex and Joey).
Randy was a 4-H member in Clark County for several years showing hogs as his project. Paula was a 10 year member of the Springcreek Loyal Worker’s taking sewing and cooking. She also represented her township as a Jr. Fair Board member. Paula served on the Miami County 4-H Bbq Committee holding many positions including Chairman. Paula was involved for several years with the Miami County Farm Bureau. She served in the position of Secretary and President. She was honored to make two trips to Washington D.C. to represent her county. She also served on the Women’s Committee and several councils. Randy worked at Shepard Grain Company where he also farmed for the Shepard Family. Currently, he works at Premier Feeds. Paula started farming full time at 18, helping on the family farm. She currently works for Piqua Manor Nursing Home as a cook. As well as their full time jobs, together they farm over 200 acres.
Randy & Paula have supported their son Allan throughout his 4-H career with rabbits and goats. Allan was also a Jr. Fair Board member and continues to help with the fair as a volunteer even after 4-H. This past year, their grandsons participated in the fair through the Art and Horticulture Halls. Randy & Paula still help with weigh-ins, loading animals, checking projects in or transporting people to their cars.
They enjoy helping and promoting activities at and for the Miami County Fair. The fair has given them many great memories and friends. For Randy & Paula, it is a joy watching the kids with their projects and the smiling faces. For this family, volunteering and helping are a way of life.