Swanger named as Fairgrounds manager
The governing board of the Haywood County Fairgrounds announces the hiring of Katie Swanger as manager for the facility, effective June 1, 2014.
Swanger’s resume includes a Bachelor of Science degree in parks and recreation management, with an emphasis on event management; program planning; risk management; and business proposals.
“This background, coupled with Mrs. Swanger’s long-time volunteerism and support of Fairgrounds programs and activities makes her a good fit for the position,” said Nancy Davis, treasurer for the Haywood County Fairgrounds governing board. “We look forward to Mrs. Swanger’s expertise to continue to expand the Fairgrounds’ positive impact on our community.”
The Haywood County Fairgrounds is located at 758 Crabtree Road, near Lake Junaluska. The Fairgrounds is a premier local venue for many kinds of activities and events, including the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association all-breed dog shows and agility trials; the Lions Club Horse Show in July; a Championship Rodeo on July 4 weekend; monthly flea markets; and a wide variety of community and individual celebrations and events. It is also home to the annual Haywood County Fair, scheduled this year from Aug. 19 – 24.