The Brown County Fair Association is proud to announce the Brown County 50th Annual Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal is Delton Sweatman.
Sweatman’s involvement with the Brown County Youth Fair began in 1969 and he is still very active with the association. His first youth fair was in 1970 and served as assistant sheep superintendent for Wallace Perkins. Sweatman has served in the Brown County Fair Association in most every position from president of the board to chairman of several committees. He was instrumental in building the sheep and hog barn, aluminum seating at the rodeo arena, and helped to allocate funds to pay off start up cost of the Fair Association. He was the founder and chairman of the Finance Committee from the mid 1970s until 201l. Sweatman along with other dedicated members of the committee have worked to increase the amount of money raised from $18,000 in the year of 1970 to $280,000 in the year of 2013 for the youth of Brown County. In addition to his professional role within the Fair Association Finance Committee, he has also been an active buyer in the premium sale.
Delton Sweatman moved to Brown County in 1969 with his late wife Cheryl Sweatman. The Sweatmans had two children Troy Sweatman of Early, Texas and Kristy Sweatman of Bosqueville, Texas. They both have received Grand Champion Steer in past Brown County Youth Fairs. The tradition continues with Sweatman's two granddaughters Paige and Hannah Sweatman both of Early, Texas. Both granddaughters have received Grand Champion Steer in the Brown County Youth Fair. Delton Sweatman is currently married to Cheri Sweatman and they reside in Brown County.