Estel Callahan has helped make the Indiana State Fair one of the best in the nation. And he is known all over the United States and Canada for his work with the International Association of Fairs and Exposi¬tions.
He is a real "watch dog" for the industry he loves. He has lobbied for such causes as amusement ride inspections, financing of county fairs, state fair issues, and animal rights issues.
He is past president of the Indiana Association of County and District Fairs.
He has been a vocational agriculture teacher, 4-H club leader, assistant principal, and educational direc¬tor of Indiana Farm Bureau before becoming secretary-manager of the Indiana State Fair.
Callahan is a member of the Pur¬due Alumni Association, Indianapo¬lis Purdue Alumni Association, Indi¬ana Farm Bureau, Indiana State Fair, Marion County Fair (organizer), Marion County Extension Service, FFA, 4-H, and charter member of Lions Club.
His other community work includes the Masonic Lodge, Scot¬tish Rite, Murate Shrine, Christian Church, FHA, PIA, and Cooperative Extension Service.