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Women's Day at the NYS Fair

Author: Pat Fergerson/Tuesday, September 2, 2014/Categories: General

Women’s Day was a grand day. It was the 80th anniversary of recognition of women at the NYS Fair and establishment of the Harriett May Mills Women’s Building Art and Home Center. Miss Mills was the first Woman to run for statewide office on a major party line in NY State.

Almost 30 members of NY Women, Inc. participated. We hosted a booth to find new members at the women’s advocacy mini fair pavilion staffed by 10 members for parts of the 10 am to 4 pm time. Thank you to everyone. An award was made of membership to a woman from the Binghamton area. Our ad in the NYS Fair map was in many fair attendees hands. It is well worth the investment. We met many women who can be program presenters and who would be good members.

In the morning, Dr. Ann Sedore, the chief nursing officer of Crouse Hospital spoke about caring for the caregiver. Women are often the caregiver; looking after parents and children. The luncheon was sold out. Television personality Liz Ayers was Mistress of Ceremonies. Yvonne Conte spoke and gave us “The Seven Habits of Supremely Happy Women “. In welcoming women to Women’s Day, Acting Fair Director, Troy Waffner and Agriculture Manager, Mel Chesbro both noted that the fair would not happen without women. The majority of the Fair leadership is made up of women.

Next:   Wednesday, September 2, 2015 is Women’s Day at the NYS Fair. Mark your calendar now!!

Womens Day at the NYS Fair



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