A surprise retirement celebration was held for longtime Dixie Classic Fair Director David Sparks Thursday night.
The Set Up: David Sparks received a call on his 2-way radio on Thursday evening from a security official asking him to come out to the Education Building to address ‘an issue’. When he arrived, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds staff members, vendors, partners as well as David’s family and friends gathered around to shake Sparks’ hand and wish him well.
BIO: David Sparks has been Director of the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC, for the past 25 years (Assistant Director for 5 years prior). Under his leadership, the Dixie Classic Fair has grown into the second largest agricultural fair in North Carolina. Prior to the Dixie Classic Fair, Sparks worked as a producer and director for WXII-12. Sparks holds degrees in communications and business from UNC-G and Wingate University.
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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