Giving Back

Wharton County Youth Fair First Vice President Ed Weinheimer, left, and WCYF President Rodney Jedlicka right, present a check of $1,000 to Wharton County Recovery Team administrator Pattie Odom prior to the annual membership meeting.

In a show of support for Wharton County and all those who endured the wrath of Hurricane Harvey last fall, the Wharton County Youth Fair chose #WhartonCountyStrong as the theme for their 42nd annual fair. The board also decided to sell t-shirts with the theme logo printed as a fundraiser for the victims still recovering from the aftermath.

Earlier this month, WCYF President Rodney Jedlicka presented Wharton County Recovery Team administrator Pattie Odom with a $1,000 check from the proceeds of the t-shirt sales.

“Wharton County endured so much last year as a result of Harvey and the ensuing flooding,” Jedlicka said. “We wanted to do something to recognize the fact people were still recovering and make a monetary contribution to an organization helping these people.

“Wharton County is a strong community and we are proud to be a part of the recovery efforts,” he said,

The fairground facilities also served as a shelter and holding area for livestock, pets and supplies during the time of Hurricane Harvey.

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