HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Great Northern Fair Board has hired Frank English as their new Fair Manager, after over a year without one.
English is a Havre native and an independent contractor with experience in repair, mechanics and plumbing, which he says is coming in handy as he gets the fairgrounds ready for next months fair.
“Right now, I’m just trying to do buildings and grounds. Trying to get everything up and running. Bathrooms that haven’t been running for a while, we got those going again now, so that will be a big plus. We’re doing a lot of tree trimming and new signage. The campgrounds, there was several leaks and whatnot up there. So, there’s a lot of upkeep to be done at the campgrounds, because that’s a big part of our revenue.”
English hopes he can help turn the Great Northern Fair around after several rough years.
“I took interest in this a while back when the fair was having problems last year. And I figured I could do good with this and it was steadier and easier and I didn’t have to do the independent contracting thing and worry about taxes and employees and whatnot.”
English started work on the fairgrounds in May as an independent contractor, but the Hill County Commissioners told them that the fair manager had to be an employee of the county.