The Great Allentown Fair mourns the loss of leader Leon Peters

Written by on December 8, 2021

The Great Allentown Fair mourns the loss of leader Leon Peters

By Staff

December 8, 2021

Leon S. Peters, 90, died Saturday, Dec. 4.

Leon S. Peters, president of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society, died Saturday, Dec. 4, at age 90. 

The society, parent of the Great Allentown Fair, elected Peters as its leader in August. 

He became involved with the fair in 1978 and held several leadership roles over the years, including librarian and treasurer. 

Peters also spearheaded the first capital campaign for the Great Allentown Fair Foundation, helping to get the organization on sound footing. 

He was named a “Friend of the Fair” by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in August for his dedication and leadership.

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