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Barlow Fair Parade marshals selected

The Barlow Fair Board and Scenic Hills Lions Club are proud to announce this year’s Barlow Fair Parade Marshals.

Pat Amrine, Charles McLeish and Keelan McLeish will be sharing this year’s honors. Pat Amrine is the father of six children and grandfather to 16. He is a huge Ohio State Buckeye and Waterford Wildcat fan. He loves spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He has been involved with fairs since marrying his second wife, Susie in 1988. He has served on the Washington County Fair Board and Barlow Fair Board for many years, retiring in 2018. He also has served as an officer on both boards. He has always enjoyed the people he has gotten to meet through his fair board experiences. He counts many of them as lifelong friends.

Charles McLeish shares, “It is an honor to be chosen as an 2019 Barlow Fair Parade co-marshal. I thank the people of Washington County and surrounding areas for the support I have received over the years. The almost 20 years as a state trooper, for the honor to have been courtbailiff for Judge Roland Riggs and then elected twice as clerk of court of Common Pleas Court. I am grateful for the support of the auction business which I started in 1984. We, the family, have taken every opportunity to repay the people and organizations, especially the youth of this area, as we donate our services to help them raise money. I am proud of our area that we live in, and the good people of this area. Thank you Barlow Fair Board for choosing me 2019 Fair Parade co-marshal.”

Keelan McLeish is a lifelong resident of Washington County. He has served 31 years in the educational field as a welding instructor. He has also served 20 years in the law enforcement field where he established the bloodhound tracking unit for Washington County that led to tremendous success in locating lost individuals and tracking criminal activity. He joined the family auction business with his father, Charles, in 1985.

McLeish Auctions currently manages and conducts over 100 auctions per year as well as conducting multiple Real Estate Auctions. He remains active in the community by donating the auction services to various community functions, organizations and benefits.

In 2012, Keelan and his father were presented with the Gabe Zide Citizen of the year award recognizing them for their services to the community. Keelan is proud to be a lifelong resident of Washington County and takes pride in being able to donate auction services to give back to the youth and the community. He would to thank the Barlow Fair Board and all of Washington County for the support given to him and McLeish Auctions. “It is an honor to be 2019 Barlow Fair Parade Co-Marshal.”

Support this year’s parade marshals and the Barlow Fair by attending the annual parade on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

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