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Full Text of SR0085  102nd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, Marvin E. Perzee devoted 54 years of his life in
3service to the Iroquois County Fair and the larger county fair
4community of Illinois; and
5    WHEREAS, Marvin Perzee joined the Iroquois County
6Agricultural & 4-H Fairs Association in 1965 at the age of 22,
7serving as president beginning in 1973 and vice president in
82019; he was instrumental in advocating for issues affecting
9farmers and agriculture and developed an unrivaled knowledge
10of the inner workings of the Iroquois County Fair; and
11    WHEREAS, Beginning in 1979, Marvin Perzee was a member of
12the legislative committee for the Illinois Association of
13Agricultural Fairs and served as its chairman for 40 years;
14also beginning in 1979, he served as vice president of the
15Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Association's
16Northern District, and from 1982 to 1983, he served as
17president; and
18    WHEREAS, From 1983-1984, Marvin Perzee was a member of the
19advisory board for the Division of Fairs and Horse Racing;
20from 1984 to 1989, he was director of the Illinois Association
21of Agricultural Fairs; in 1984, he was the recipient of the
22Department of Agriculture's Fairman of the Year Award; from



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11990 to 1998, he was appointed to the State Fair Advisory
2Board; from 1990 to 1991, he was president of the Illinois
3Association of Agricultural Fairs; from 1992 to 1996, he was
4director-at-large of the Illinois Association of Agricultural
5Fairs; and
6    WHEREAS, Marvin Perzee led the Ashkum Chargers 4-H Club,
7starting in 1965; he served on the Iroquois County Extension
8Council from 1971 to 1981; and
9    WHEREAS, Marvin Perzee even met his wife, Sharon, while
10she was working with county fairs throughout the State; and
11    WHEREAS, Marvin Perzee was a farmer first; he received the
12American Farmer Degree from the FFA in 1963; in 1973, he
13received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award from the Illinois
14Jaycees; in 1999, he received Prairie Farmer's Master Farmer
15Award; from 1999 to 2003, he was appointed to Attorney General
16Jim Ryan's advisory board; in 2005, he received the Watseka
17Times-Republic's Lifetime Achievement Award; in 2006, he and
18Sharon received the Kankakee Daily Journal's Farm Family of
19the Year Award; in 2007, he was inducted into the University of
20Illinois' 4-H Hall of Fame; therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we declare May 20, 2021



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1as "Marvin Perzee County Fair Day" in the State of Illinois in
2recognition of his tireless efforts to promote agriculture and
3county fairs across the State; and be it further
4    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
5presented to Sharon Perzee as a symbol of our respect and