The Pacific County Fair

I’d like to talk briefly about my participation in the Pacific County Fair in Menlo, WA.

I played a significant volunteer role by taking the position of Superintendent of the Art Building. I worked from Monday August 19th – Sunday August 25th, 2013, logging a total of 53 hours in six days! My duties included mounting all the artwork, locking and securing the building, and managing the craft table during fair hours. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience. I had the opportunity to meet many great people and local artists as well as draw and doodle with children.

Growing up, the Pacific County Fair served as an opportunity to celebrate with my friends and classmates before school started the next week. My sister and I frequently entered items in hobbies, art and flowers and enjoyed seeing our work on display. As an adult, and as a volunteer, I now understand the labor that goes into making the fair what it is. I feel fantastic knowing that I was able to contribute to keeping the fair bustling, alive, and fun for the public.

This wall held mainly youth art.

This wall held mainly youth art

This display was across from my table.

This display was across from my table.

Sculptures and woodworking were also included.

Sculptures and woodworking were also included in the art building.

I set up a crafting table and the kids enjoyed making items for me such as this hat!

I set up a crafting table and the kids enjoyed making items for me such as this hat!

 

Another kid made me a "Jedi Hand Puppet", complete with a cape and light saber!

Another kid made me a “Jedi Hand Puppet”, complete with a cape and light saber!

 

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