Fair Board

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  1. Jake Calvert 2021

    Jake Calvert

    District 1 Fair Board Member

    Jake Calvert is a lifelong Cleveland County resident. He and wife, Samantha, have raised three sons: Jacob, 21(USAF), Marshall, 18 (promised to USAF) and Paten, 15 in northwest Norman. They raise cattle on family land and feed hormone free/antibiotic free beef for individual consumers. 

    Jake is a former Cleveland County 4-H and Norman FFA member who achieved the honor of Cleveland County 4-H Hall of Fame.  He is now the leader of the Circle C Livestock and Judging 4-H Club. 

    He looks forward to serving the residents of District 1 in Cleveland County by continuing the tradition of the County Fair and by helping move the fair forward for future generations. 


  1. Christa

    Christa Spears

    District 3 Fair Board Member

    Christa Spears grew up in Lexington and was a part of the Lexington FFA Chapter. She served as an officer, showed cattle and obtained the honor of State Farmer.  

    “I made it as far as Stillwater to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.” 

    Christa lives in Lexington with her husband Ryan. They have three children and two mothers-in-law.  

    “I have served OEC members for 18 years and counting. We raise a little beef and ride a few horses.  I enjoy raising my family and when time allows I just like to watch the cows.”


  1. Carol Doner 2021

    Carol Doner

    District 2 Fair Board Member

    Carol Doner is a dedicated wife, daughter, mother, and "Gran". While she loves spending time with family and friends, her heart is built around serving the community. 

    Carol serves as the County 4-H Foundation President, County OHCE Vice President, Christmas Store Board Hugs Chair, and volunteers for other community projects. This is Carols fifth year on the Cleveland County Fairboard, enjoying being a voice for 4-H and OHCE. 

    She was a local 4-Her and FFA student growing up, with the county fair still being her favorite time of the year! Carol is retired from E & S Equipment, LLC as Office Manager.


  1. Carl Mize 2021

    Carl Mize

    District 3 Fair Board Member

    Carl graduated from Sulphur High School in 1978. He was a FFA State Farmer for Sulphur. 

    He has been married to Robin for 37 years. They have 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren. All of his daughters were State Farmer’s for Noble FFA. The youngest was an American Farmer. As a family they have enjoyed the livestock business raising hogs, sheep and goats. 

    Carl retired from OU in 2010 and works for Corix Utilities at the present time. Carl is an avid wrestling fan. He has devoted over 30+ years to the little league wrestling community.  


  1. John McDaniel 2021

    John McDaniel

    District 2 Fair Board Member

    John graduated from Moore High School; he has 3 children Michelle, Heather and Michael. He has 21 grandchildren. 

    John retired from the US Postal Service after 41 years. John is a Dairy Farmer and raises show birds (Poultry). He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation.


  1. Joe Stubbs 2021

    Joe Stubbs

    District 2 Fair Board Member

    Joe Stubbs has served on the Cleveland county fair board for two years. Joe grew up in a little town in Southeastern Oklahoma where he attended rattan schools. Joe grew up making things and entering them in the Pushmataha County Fair and showing livestock to in both 4-H and FFA and he's passed that love to his boys who showed here in Cleveland County and were very active in the Cleveland County 4-H. 

    Joe is a 4-H leader in Cleveland County. In 2019, he was named volunteer of the year and in 2020 he was named the Cleveland County honorary 4-H member for his work with 4-H. Currently, he helps with the Little Axe 4-H club the Cleveland County 4-H agricultural club, and he's one of the Cleveland County 4-H archery coaches. 

    Joe loves serving on the fair board, enjoys watching the livestock show and seeing all the fair exhibits in OHCE, 4-H and open. 


  1. Jerry Calvert 2021

    Jerry Calvert

    District 1 Fair Board Member

    Jerry is the “baby” of four boys raised by their Mom in the Ten Mile Flats.  He attended Norman High School, graduating in 1966.  While a student, he participated in FFA, Vo-AG, and wresting.

    Jerry is a Veteran of the United States Army, having served three years, with one year being in Vietnam.  He also served a total of five years in the reserves and the National Guard.

    After 18 years with Hiland Dairy Foods (formerly Gilt Edge), Jerry opened his welding shop in west Norman on what has been Calvert land for many years.  Today, he says he is “semi-self-unemployed”, which translates into, he works if/when he wants to!

    Jerry is married to Sue and together they share a great life with their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids!  He is a member of the Canadian Rivers Old Iron Club and the Single Action Shooting Society.


  1. Richard Peters 2021

    Richard Peters

    District 3 Fair Board Member

    Richard graduated from Noble High School and the University of Oklahoma. He was a state FFA Officer and Star Farmer. Richard has 5 children, Richard, Allen, Tad, Rhianna, and Devin. 

    He serves as President and show chairman of the Canadian Valley Poultry Club. Richard also serves as Reporter for the state Poultry Federation and is a licensed APA Poultry judge. 

    Richard’s other passion is Powerlifting he is a 3 time world team coach, and National Chairman-Natural Athlete Strength Association. He has served as Chairman of the Noble Rose Rock Festival, and was a member of the Noble Charter Committee.


  1. Danny Belinson 2021

    Danny Belinson

    District 1 Fair Board Member

    Danny Belinson grew up in Lawton and comes from a military family. He is a graduate of Eisenhower High School where he was in FFA and on the high school rodeo circuit. He studied for 2 years at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City majoring in Horticulture. 

    Danny made his 25 year career as a 6G certified licensed Welder, licensed Mechanical Journeyman, and Sheet Metal Worker for the Local Union 124. He is married to Tammy Belinson and between them they have five children and nine grandchildren. 

    Danny’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and riding his Harley. Danny is a devoted Sooner fan of OU sports, primarily football and women’s softball. 


Fair Staff

Fairgrounds Staff
  1. Bryan Jenkins

    Bryan Jenkins

    Fairgrounds Manager

    Fairgrounds Manager Bryan Jenkins has devoted more than three decades of service to Cleveland County, all working at the fairgrounds.

    “I started as a maintenance man at the county fairgrounds in 1987. Later, I was moved to maintenance supervisor and then in 2014, I moved to the manager’s position.”

    Jenkins has deep roots in the county. He lives in Goldsby and farms part-time, helping his father who is a Cleveland County farmer. He is also a member of The Canadian River Old Iron Club (CROIC) which hosts tractor pulls and other events at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

    Retired now as a fire fighter, Jenkins volunteered with the Goldsby Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years.

    “I just wanted to help my community and improve the community I live in,” he said. 

    Other previous or current memberships include Cleveland County Junior Livestock Organization, Norman AG booster, 4-H Club and FFA. He is a graduate of Norman High school and received a Business Degree from Rose State College. He and wife Sandy have been married for 30 plus years and are members of the Goldsby Baptist Church. They have three children, Brittany, Brandy and Brent and two grandchildren.


  1. Larry

    Larry Whitehead

    Maintenance Supervisor

    Larry has worked for the Cleveland County Fairgrounds since 2008; he is a graduate of Dibble High School. 

    Larry currently lives in Noble with wife Amie and son Timothy. They attend Emanuel Baptist church of Purcell. 

    Before becoming a staff member of the fairgrounds, his memberships includes CCJLO, Noble Ag Boosters and a 4-H volunteer. 

    During his free time, Larry enjoys hunting, fishing, flea marketing and dominoes night with men’s fellowship night at his church.


  1. Sandy

    Sandy McClure

    Customer Service

    Sandy is no stranger to the fairgrounds; she served on the Fairboard for 25 years, before retiring. She loved serving at the fairgrounds so much, after retiring from the Fair Board she would work to help with the Cleveland County free fair. 

    After the 2014 fair, Sandy became Customer Service rep for the fairgrounds. 

    She has been married to Jerry for 51 years; they have 2 children Tony and Jennifer and 5 grandchildren. 

    Sandy is a member of Night Owls OHCE; she has served as a 4-H leader and on the Board of 4-H foundation, Moore and Norman Ag boosters and the Moore PTA council. She graduated from Moore High school.


  1. Holly

    Holly Rains

    Administrative Assistant

    Holly has lived in Noble for over 11 years with her husband Lane and her two boys Richard and Howard. 

    She is the Administrative Assistant. Before joining the fairgrounds in 2014, Holly worked for the City of Norman’s Animal Control Division. 

    Holly, Lane and her two sons are active members of BSA Troop 241 of Norman. 

    In her free time she enjoys four wheeling, gardening and spending time with her family out on the lake. Before making Oklahoma her home, she lived in Texas for 19 years and is a graduate of Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport Texas.


  1. Roger

    Roger Harris

    Maintenance

    Roger Harris is a graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma. 

    Prior to coming to the fairgrounds in 2015 he spent most of his career in the distribution. 

    His only son, Zach attends the University of Oklahoma.


  1. John

    John Zedeker

    Maintenance