Congratulations to Diane Brazier for her induction into the Michigan Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE) Hall of Fame on January 15, 2016. Launched in 2015, the MAFE Hall of Fame recognizes the service rendered to fairs and festivals by individuals who have devoted their time and talents for 20 years or more. Diane is a 4-H program coordinator in Emmet County and she is being recognized for an outstanding 31 years of service to the Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair.
Since 1984, Diane has worked closely with the fair to provide local 4-H youth with an opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work at the event. Even before she joined Extension, Diane was participating in the fair as a 4-H member during her youth, making her overall record of fair participation more than 40 years! The length and excellence of her commitment and dedication to the fair certainly makes her worthy of this recognition.
Agnes Shaw, Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair Board president, who nominated Brazier for the award, said that Diane “has made a significant impact on the county program and in the community over the past 31 years and has positively impacted more than 5,000 youth who have been 4-H members in Emmet County.”