Marion County Community Services is recruiting volunteers for the annual County Fair, which will be held Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
Volunteers have an opportunity to help with set-up, interacting with visitors to fair exhibits, assisting with competitions, greeting fair-goers and answering their questions, and more. Whatever your interests are, no matter your ability or how much time you can give, there is a way for you to make a difference at this year's fair. "Volunteers are the fuel behind the fair," said Tamra Goettsch, Marion County Community Services Director. "It is their skills and talents that make the fair fun for the entire community."
The fair showcases the Local, Social, and Fun facets of Marion County. Public competitions celebrate creativity and innovation from cheesecake to LEGOs, as well as art, photography, quilts, needlework, paper crafting, floral, and more. Major attractions include two nights of big name entertainment, a rodeo, a petting zoo, a "trashion" show, and carnival.
"The Marion County Fair has local appeal," said Melinda Hautala, Fair Volunteer Coordinator. "It is a great way for corporate employees to fulfill volunteer service hours and for anyone to feel more connected to our community. Individuals from all backgrounds volunteer at the fair: retirees, students, service clubs, churches—all are welcome, and the fair is open late, so you can even volunteer after work."
To volunteer at the Marion County Fair, sign up online at http://marioncountyfair.net/volunteer/ . You may also contact Melinda Hautala at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-589-3276. Volunteers receive free admission to enjoy another day at the fair, as well as a Marion County Fair volunteer t-shirt.
Marion County Fair Details
Thursday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97303
For more information about the 2019 Marion County Fair, including pricing and special discount days, visit www.marioncountyfair.net.