137 Russellville Rd Westfield MA 01085 413.222.4067
Jim was well known at Westfield Fair, not only for his love of showing Milking Shorthorns year after year at the fair, but most weekends during the fair you would find him tending to the gate. Jim was a volunteer for over 30 years at the fair and served as president for 10 years. He loved to see improvements that would keep the future of the fair going, and was always the first to lend a helping hand. Jim was well known for his love of his family, traveling, farming and the Milking Shorthorn breed. He especially enjoyed showing his cows with family & friends at many local and national shows, and always found his way back to the fair the third weekend in August.
Jim spent a lot of his time dedicated to seeing the success of youth, whether it was through a 4-H club, national junior society, or helping youth get a show, annual meeting, or national convention. He loved to see everyone have the same opportunity.
James F. Phelon passed away on October 2, 2009. Jim's family and friends came together to develop a golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship given annually in his honor, to continue his legacy of helping youth in agriculture.