93-Year-Old Ms. Sudie Grow Retires After Working at The Youth Fair for 38 Years

Robert Hohenstein, President & CEO of The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, with Ms. Sudie Grow, who retires at the age of 93 after working at the Youth Fair for 38 years.

Robert Hohenstein, President & CEO of The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, with Ms. Sudie Grow, who retires at the age of 93 after working at the Youth Fair for 38 years.

The 62nd Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition has come to an end after eighteen days filled with fun, rides and entertainment. Many fair-goers will be back next year, but for Ms. Sudie Grow this year marks her last Youth Fair. Ms. Grow has decided to retire after working at The Youth Fair for the past 38 years.

Ms. Sudie Grow, 93 years young, has been a seasonal employee of the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition since 1976, where she has held the position of Front Gate Ticket Taker Supervisor. Her warmth and smile will be missed and her years of service at The Youth Fair will never be forgotten.

“Sudie was an iconic member of our team with her friendliness and gentleness towards our guests and her colleagues,” said Bob Hohenstein, President and CEO of The Youth Fair. “I am honored to have met and worked with Sudie and she knows she’ll always have a free admission ticket, VIP parking and a front row seat any day she wishes to visit us.”

Ms. Sudie’s grandson, Alan Grow, worked along with her as the assistant supervisor of the ticket taking operation.

“I am definitely going to miss working with her. She is resilient and outworked everybody that was out there,” said her grandson Alan Grow.

To celebrate her last day with the organization, the staff hosted a retirement party and took her to enjoy the Royal Hanneford Circus, which she had never seen.

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a private, not-for- profit organization that has donated well over $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade students and is dedicated to supporting education and South Florida agriculture. For more information, please visit www.fairexpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

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