Scott Kozelka has been named the new Manager of the Steele County Free Fair. Kozelka has been a member of the fair board for over 6 years and has been in charge of the concessions and exhibitors at the fair. He has been a volunteer with the Steele County Free Fair since 2009. Kozelka brings a strong background in management, sales and marketing. He replaces Jim Gleason who resigned recently as fair manager due to health issues. Gleason had been in charge of the fair for the last 5 years.

A reminder of the benefit for Gleason on Saturday, March 3 at Retrofit of Owatonna from 4-8PM. Meal tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Donations are still being accepted through February 28 for the live and silent auctions. Donations of empty baskets are needed as well. These will be used to create auction theme baskets. Donations may also be dropped off at the Steele County Free Fair office or Community Bank in Owatonna.