There are some 8/5/10 emails [p. 224] between Buck Dozier & Howell Townes about the State Fair deal with Rockhouse.
The Fair Board turned down a guaranteed minimum lease payment of $250,000 (with the potential for more) because Rockhouse was supposed to pay higher Ag exhibit prizes.
Then Rockhouse paid shockingly lower prize monies to exhibitors - an 80% reduction in money premiums from 2009 to 2010. Buck Dozier's email says Rockhouse expected to get money from the Mayor for prizes.
Sounds like Rockhouse had some kind of relationship or understanding with Dean.
Dozier also said that the agricultural community is not happy & it will be tough to get them back in my judgment.
More sabotage by Dean. Hurting the Ag community in 2010 & potentially alienating them from participating in State Fair activities in the future.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Enclave commenter fleamarketmom has been reading the Fairgrounds e-mails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, posted at Google Docs. She discovers more indications of how the Fairgrounds was set up for failure: