Fair News

Press Archive: 2/21/2013

By Diane Booth Conway, Merced County Fair Marketing Manager


Make Quilts for Veterans To Show at Fair

You can make a beautiful quilt that will be donated to a military hospital or charity, but before it’s presented to a soldier or veteran, it will be displayed at the 2013 Merced County Fair.

“Thank You Veterans” is the theme of the fair, June 12-16. Several of the entry divisions in the 2013 Merced County Fair’s Exhibitor’s Handbook invite exhibitors to create an entry inspired by the fair’s theme.

“Quilting for Veterans” is a new quilting division added under the Home Arts Department. This is your chance to honor a veteran and give him or her a piece of home. The three classes are placemats, lap quilts and bed quilts. See page 21 in the Exhibitor’s Handbook. Entry forms are due on or before Thursday, May 9. Exhibits will be received May 31 and June 1.

Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place entries in each class. All items entered will be given to a military hospital or to charities that assist veterans.

The 2013 Merced County Fair’s Exhibitor’s Handbook, including entry forms, is available at www.MercedCountyFair.com. To go directly to the online exhibitor’s handbook use this url, www.MercedCountyFair.com/pages/fair/handbook.html

To be “greener” and save money, the fair printed fewer copies of the 80-page handbook. Postcards have been mailed to 2012 exhibitors to let them know the online version of the handbook is now available and to encourage them to use it. For those who want a copy of the handbook, booklets can be picked up at the fair office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Fair staff will be available to provide help completing entry forms. Office hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call (209) 722-1507, fax (209) 722-3773, or email to Info@MercedCountyFair.com. Visit the Fair’s website, www.MercedCountyFair.com and connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.




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