Aggie first attended the Fair in 1998. Growing up in Holland, she’d
never been to — or even heard of — a county fair. She fell in love
with the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo and has never looked back.
Through her work with 4-H, she stepped up to be Rabbit Barn
Superintendent in 2006. Aggie and her team have made many
improvements to the Barn, including painting the interior and
exterior, installing new fans, and building an auctioneer stage, rabbit
tack room and superintendent station. She also lobbied for improved
accessibility and traffic flow in the barn, which led to the installation
of a cement floor in the barn. Aggie considers her superpower to
be networking, to which she attributes her ability to get so many of
these things done. Her life motto is “It is better to be kind than to be
right,” which helps make the Bunny Barn the “Best Barn at the Fair”
(in her humble opinion). She would like to thank the hard-working
Fair staff, amazing Fair Board, and the Tri-Cities community for
making our Fair such an extraordinary event each August.