Letter to the editor: Fair dedication great honor for family

Fair dedication great honor for family

The grandkids and great-grandkids of Murry Jeffries would like to thank the Roosevelt County Fair Board and the Roosevelt County Fair family for honoring our beloved granddaddy by dedicating the 2009 county fair to his name.

We feel so blessed that so many people loved our granddaddy as much as we did. He is truly missed by many.

Granddaddy really enjoyed the fair, and as many of you know worked countless hours to better improve the physical appearance, as well as the operations of the fair grounds.

He enjoyed being around the young showmen and mingling with his fair buddies.

I am sure he is looking down from heaven feeling honored and humbled that a fine young 4-H or Future Farmers of America member has received a scholarship in his name. He really wouldn’t understand all the fuss, but all of us who know him realize there was a lot to fuss about.

We again are very grateful that you chose to honor Murry Jeffries. We miss him each and every day, but kind gestures such as these make us realize he touched many more lives than ours.

His legacy lives on through all of us, and through the fair families that keep the fair tradition alive.