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  History  
     
Mission Statement      
The Needville Youth Fair, Corporation, was founded to organize, build a facility, produce, sponsor, and hold an annual fair for the local children. The organization was to promote the interest of youth in agriculture, livestock, creative arts, educational and scientific projects, exhibitions and contests, livestock judging contests, queen’s contests, booths by other non-profit organizations (to help them fund their own activities), a parade, pet show, arena games, entertainment and awards and recognition ceremony. Many educational projects are geared to meet state of Texas’ mandated educational goals in the fields of science, social studies, history and foreign language. Additionally, the organization is to bring closer relationships between the youth and adults in the community while teaching responsibility, cooperation and other valuable positive life lessons. The organization proudly makes available scholarships for worthy graduates of Needville I.S.D. to further their education. The organization cooperates fully with the FFA, FCCLA, 4-H Clubs, and other charitable organizations to promote their work in the community as well as with the NISD board and their administrators.

Founded In 1956      
The NYF is a non-profit [Section 501 (c) (3)] corporation that owns and operates a seven-acre fairground facility dedicated to serving the children of our community. The fairground has a first-class agricultural barn and arena, fair office and concession stand as well as buildings to house arts and crafts and educational projects.

Management consists of a 40-member Board of Directors, made up entirely of volunteers consisting of local business people, citizens, and educators including 4-H, FFA and FCCLA leaders. The full Board holds monthly meetings 10 months out of the year in addition to special meetings held by the Executive Board and Committee Chairmen.

Founding Members      
The Needville Youth Fair would not be what it is today if it were not for our founding members. 

Founding Members:
Howard Pickle
H.H. Bartels
James Boone
Paul Demel
Melvin Elster
Otto Graeber
Helen Ley
Hugo Ley
Frances Murphy
John Nesvadba
Herbert Nowotny
Margaret Otto
Thomas Pope
Clarence Reichie
E.A. Reininger
Freddie Schroeder
Ladd Stavinoha
Juanita Todd
Margie Turrichi
Edwin Wendt
Alphonse Zatopek

Honorary Members      
Each year, the Needville Youth Fair Corporation recognizes special individuals as "honorary members" to the NYF:

  1991  Lou Fredrickson       2001  Leo & Helen Mikeska       2011  James & Diane Cottrell   2021   Raska Family- Coastal Butane
1992 Jimmy & Theresa Dorr   2002 Clyde & Peggy Raesner    2012 Dwight Callis   2022   Ed Baranowski
  1993 Hugo & Helen Ley   2003 Charles Roehling   2013
Ralph Albright   2023    Krejci Family (Bub/Keith)
  1994 Leroy Kohleffel   2004 Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Hartfield   2014 A.J. and Sandra Dorr   
   
  1995 Kermit Blezinger   2005 The Dennis Stavinoha Family   2015 George and Melody Krejci        
  1996 Dr. Joe Yeldermann   2006 Louis & Brenda Teykl   2016  Jim Smith Family        
  1997 Founding Members* (1957-1997)   2007 The Paul Wenzel Family   2017  Dr. John Stern        
  1998 Rev. George Kuebler   2008 Walter & Juanita Todd   2018  CJ & Marcene Mazac        
  1999 L.H. "Pete" & Dorothy Wieghat   2009 Mike & Cindy Nulisch   2019  Dr. Wayne Ley        
  2000 Tommy Stavinoha & Rita Herrmann    2010 Jo Svatek   2020  COVID year*        

*Founding Members: Howard Pickle, H.H. Bartels, James Boone, Paul Demel, Melvin Elster, Otto Graeber, Helen Ley, Hugo Ley, Frances Murphy, John Nesvadba, Herbert Nowotny, Margaret Otto, Thomas Pope, Clarence Reichie, E.A. Reininger, Freddie Schroeder, Ladd Stavinoha, Juanita Todd, Margie Turrichi, Edwin Wendt and Alphonse Zatopek

Lifetime Board of Directors      

The following individuals have been elected to the Needville Youth Fair to serve as lifetime directors. These members were installed in December of 2021 with a minimum of 15 years of service. 
 
Calvin and Brenda Zwahr
George and Melody Krejci
Ed Baranowski


   
 
     
 




Needville Youth Fair
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P.O. Box 237
Needville, TX 77461
  Physical Address:
13631 Highway 36
Needville, TX 77461
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