Stacy Zunker-Ottley was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and graduated from River View High School in 1989. She is a proud third generation Benton Franklin Fair supporter, participant, and a beloved grandchild to this year’s Grand Marshal, whom she calls “Papa Dave.”
Throughout her involvement in the fair, her favorite fair memory is participating in 4-H, showing pigs from age nine until graduating high school. After high school, Stacy attended Rick’s College (BYUI) in Rexburg, Idaho. She is a proud mother of three children, Nathan, Phillip, and Alee, who participated in 4-H and showed goats and sheep as children. Now grown up, her children remain active in the fair in multiple ways each year.
Stacy has been the superintendent of herdsmanship for many years, succeeding Janis Ross. This summer, she volunteered as camp director at the Benton Franklin 4-H Camp. Stacy is a proud grandmother to seven grandchildren who enjoy attending the fair. She continues to encourage her family’s legacy of participation in the fair for generations to come.