South Florida Fair adds two to Hall of Fame


The South Florida Fair recently inducted two of its volunteers into its Hall of Fame. Jack Frost, the fair’s 2015-16 chair, announced that Judy Goodman of Palm Beach and Harold Murphy of Loxahatchee are the 2016 inductees.

Goodman joined the fair’s board of directors in 1980. In 1997, she became the first woman to become chair of the fair, where she was instrumental in increasing the fair’s financial accountability.

While serving as chair, Goodman obtained the largest grant for Yesteryear Village from the Bureau of Historic Preservation in the amount of $450,000. She also was responsible for the establishment of term limits for trustees.

Murphy joined the board of directors in 1995. A former Marine, law enforcement officer and businessman, he has used his talents and assets for three decades in helping Yesteryear Village become what it is today.

Yesteryear Village would be about one-third the size it is today without Murphy’s efforts.

“In our 104-year history, we have attracted volunteers from all walks of life that have one common denominator, which is having a love for our fair to make it a true showcase for our community and South Florida in general,” said Frost.

Pictured above: From left, South Florida Fair’s 2015-16 Chairperson Jack Frost with 2016 Hall of Fame inductees Harold Murphy and Judy Goodman, and South Florida Fair President and CEO Rick Vymlatil. Photo by Doreen Poreba

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