April 2, 2006
Everything old is new again -- September 2005 the Northern Gila
County Fair was brought back to life after a two-year hiatus. After
longtime coordinators Walt and Wilene Smith retired, the future of
the fair was in doubt. That is until Wendell Stevens, agriculture
teacher and FFA supervisor at Payson High School, and his committee
took on the challenge and brought the popular, family event back to
the Rim Country.