Hall of Fame
2021 Hall of Fame Inductees
Cindy Adams is a 35-year volunteer to the Lake County Fair. All those years she has worked in the Fair’s Money Room. Cindy began her service counting money in the old and crowded front office. Back in those days, on busy evenings, she would pull out a shelf of someone’s desk and start counting and wrapping to get the money to the bank each night.
Not long into her Fair career, Cindy became the Fair’s Money Room Manager. She was the perfect pick for the job having worked for many years in banking operations for Bank One and then as a branch manager for PNC bank in Mentor. Her banking expertise and her ability to work with people from all walks of life were of great benefit to the Fair and she brought professionalism to the Money Room and the ever-important business side of the Fair.
Cindy ran and continues to run a tight ship. Under her leadership and because of her hard work, the Fair has never had a finding from a ticket audit or so much as a procedural suggestion on the Money Room by a State Auditor.
Cindy retired from banking in 2015 but keeps very busy. Family is first with Cindy and she spends lots of time with her two daughters and six grandchildren. She loves going to all their sporting events and is an officer in the Riverside Local Schools Kids Committee.
She works for the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium and at the Captains Stadium as a loge cater. She is an active member of St. John Vianney in Mentor where she has volunteered at their annual parish festival; where else… but in the Money Room and in their Monte Carlo Area! In recent years she has volunteered as a judge for the Lake County Fair Queens Contest.
Cindy Adams continues to make important contributions to the success of the Lake County Fair. She has been dedicated to her family, committed to her Fair and tireless in giving to her community. For these reasons and more, she is a deserving nominee to the Lake County Fair Hall of Fame.
Cindy Woodman has provided outstanding service to the Lake County Fair for over 25 years. Since the time of her election as a director in 1995, Cindy has been an enabler and innovator on the Lake County Fair Board and her hard work, out-of-the-box thinking and countless contributions have helped the Lake County Fair to keep going and growing.
Cindy had a very active 4-H career as a youth where she was heavily involved in Saddle Horse. Following that, she dedicated her adult life to raising her daughters Samantha and Stephanie, to successfully operating her concession business (The Pony Express) and to giving service to the Lake County Fair. Cindy served as Fair Board Vice-President, as the Fair’s Concession Manager for the past fifteen-years. She has actively participated on the board’s Advertising, Audit, Concessions, Finance, Gates, Historical, Horse, Marketing and Rent committees over the years.
Cindy Woodman is a broad thinker and a visionary. Her creativity has led to the fair adding a number of popular exhibits such as the Mini-horses and the Donkey and Mule display. With Cindy’s hard work and through her management and guidance as rent committee chair, Lake County’s non-fair rentals have grown to a point where their non-fair revenue position is one of the highest in the state. Cindy also drove the band wagon on changes in the concession and ticket areas which have led to continual growth of fair-time revenues and which have resulted in record profits over the past three fairs. While serving as Saddle Horse Chair, she brought in such popular events as cutting and roping which included a celebrity class of local public and elected officials, a very large and highly competitive open show and a locally designed and operated Wonderful World of Horses event which educated the public on different breeds of horses and their characteristics. Cindy was also instrumental in bringing nondenominational Sunday church services to the show ring through her membership and involvement in the Life-Brand Cowboy Church.
Cindy is a very successful business woman and she continually shares her business acumen with the Fair Board through her input on the annual budget and in consideration of capital improvements. She is someone who also keeps a keen eye on expenses and always kept an eye out for cost containment when she served on the internal audit committee.
Cindy is a regular participant in the Ohio Fair Managers Association District Nine Round Tables, and she is an active member of the Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association which keeps her up to date with the concessions and rides business.
Cindy is a true friend of all fairs and she is someone who talks the talk and walks the walk for Ohio’s fair industry and for the Lake County Fair. For all these reasons and more, Cindy Woodman is a deserving nominee to the Lake County Fair Hall of Fame.
Lake County Fair Hall of Fame
Members listed by year of Induction
Jerome T. Osborne
Robert C. Sidley
John “Doc” Kroh
Robert M. Nichols
Jack and Betty Burbach
Robert J. Dawson
Fred and Bette Anderson