Former Delaware County Fair general manager William C. “Bill” Lowe has been selected as the 32nd Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree by the Delaware County Fair.
Lowe, 69, served as the part-time fair manager from 1982 until 1991. During that time, he helped guide the Delaware County Fair into one of the premier fairs in the state. He became the full-time general manager in 1993 and led the organization through the 2001 Delaware County Fair.
Lowe joined the Ohio Bicentennial Commission in 2001 as the project coordinator for the series of statewide events and programs to celebrate the 200th anniversary of statehood.
In March 2013, Lowe returned to run the Delaware County Fair and was instrumental in the passage of a voter-approved 3 percent hotel tax to improve the fairgrounds’ nearly 80-year-old buildings and infrastructure. He retired in May 2016 after a total of 23 years at the Delaware County Fair.
Lowe was elected as a member of the Little Brown Jug Society in 1985 and has served as the board’s secretary for the past five years.
“Bill is the unsung hero of the Delaware County Fair,” said Tom Wright, president of the Little Brown Jug Society. “The fair’s position as one of the greatest county fairs in the nation is a result of his dedication and efforts.”
Lowe will be presented the Wall of Fame jacket and wall plaque during the 2016 Little Brown Jug week Sept. 18-22.
Information for this story was provided by the Little Brown Jug Society