The Santa ClaraCounty Fair has honored one of its longest serving directors. South County resident Don Silacci was presented the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Blue Ribbon Award at the annual volunteer appreciation lunch. For Silacci the award celebrates a lifetime love affair.
Silacci showed livestock at the second county fair in 1946 at the age of ten and became a 4-H livestock leader in 1965. He was appointed to the Santa Clara County Fair Association Board of Directors in the early eighties and reappointed to the newly formed Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation in 1995. Silacci served in that capacity until his retirement in 2013.
Along with his work for the Fair, Silacci served as President of the Santa Clara County Cattlemen’s Association, and an officer in the National Cattlemen’s Association.