SOUTH OTSELIC – Since they first arrived in South Otselic in 1958, William and Helen Bowers have committed themselves to numerous organizations across the county, including the Chenango County Agricultural Society.
Also known as the Fair Board, according to President Mary Weidman, this group of dedicated individuals are the driving force behind the annual Chenango County Fair, now in its 164th year. For approximately a decade, William served as director of the organization, following which he continued as its treasurer. That, however, is just one reason he and his wife have been chosen as this year’s “Mr. and Mrs. Chenango County Fair.”
“They’re absolutely wonderful people and they’ve always been willing to help in any way they could with the fair, but also within the community,” said Weidman of the couple. “Helen was always involved peripherally, selling tickets and helping with office tasks, and they’re a great representative from that end of the valley.”