Jeff & Annette Gamber moved to Watertown in March of 1989 and purchased the Red Owl Store which is now County Fair Foods of Watertown. The Gamber’s have made Watertown their home for over 30 plus years, having raised all four of their sons here. “Watertown is such a great community to own a business and wonderful place to raise a family” Jeff and Annette say. Over the years, all four of their children have worked in the store at some point. Today, many changes have occurred at County Fair from physical change to the building and to different changes on the inside of the store. In 2019, County Fair launched online shopping. This gives customers the chance to do online ordering for all their families grocery needs, and either have them delivered or free pick up.
Jeff & Annette have served the Watertown Community in different aspects over the past 30 years. Both have served on the Chamber of Commerce Board, the Urban renewal board, and many other committees and boards. Jeff and Annette are passionate about all individuals with disabilities and their ability to become great assets to our community and world. Jeff is active in the Masonic Temple in Watertown and the NWTF wheeling sportsman club. Annette has served on several state boards and was appointed by former Governor Daugaard to the independent living council, which aids individuals with disabilities.
The Gamber’s have four grown children all living and working in Watertown. Tyler Thuringer & Chris Gamber bought into the store in 2019 and are both managers and co-owners of the business. Tyler and Chris both have over 35 years combined at County Fair and are excited about taking over the business after their parents retire. Tyler Thuringer and his wife Jenny have two children Olivia and Kamden. Chris and his wife Laycee have two girls Sophie and Hannah. Laycee is one of the two office managers at County Fair.
Tyler Gamber also works at the store in the Deli /Bakery and has been there for over 15 years as well. Chad Gamber is a highway patrol officer for South Dakota and is married to Michaella. They have a little girl named Greylynn.
We thank all our loyal customers and look forward to being your hometown grocer in the future.