The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks are teaming up for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County.
Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Country Christmas Faire on Sunday, November 27, and the Fairgrounds will give you a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day (one coupon per person). Volunteers from Grass Valley Elks will collect the cans at the food collection bins at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. All food donated is collected by the Grass Valley Elks and used in their Christmas baskets that they hand out in December.
The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 25, 26 and 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $5, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.
A successful canned food drive, more than 115 vendors, and 37 gingerbread houses built made the 31st Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success.
The 13th Annual Gingerbread House Competition, in its new location in Ponderosa Hall, was once again a crowd favorite, with 37 entries received. Of those entries, the Best of Show award to Wanda Dunn of Penn Valley, and the People’s Choice Award went to Kathy Kinney of Penn Valley. The Best of Show is chosen by the judges, and the People’s Choice is selected through ballots cast by individuals who attend the Christmas Faire.
First place winners in the traditional categories include Jayden Jory and Carlee Fowler (age 5 & under); Finn Becker and Whitney Murphy (age 6-8); Owen Strolle and Nate Becker (ages 9 – 12); J & C Anderson and A & K Barks (Kits: Age 8 and under); Molly Becker and Jeralee Groves (age 13-17); Wanda Dunn (age 18 -64); Joan Morton (age 65 & over); Caylee Sinnock and Jessie/Maggie Lee (group – children); and the Barne/Damico Family, the Spotts Family, the Emily Fisher Family and the McBride Family (family).
At Sunday’s canned food drive, Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538, with help from Boy Scout Troop 21, collected more than 400 pounds of food. These donations will help complete Christmas food baskets for 30 local families in need during the holiday season.
The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found here.
The 2016 Country Christmas Faire is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, November 25, 26, and 27.
Visit the Nevada County Fair and Help your Community at the Same Time
Imagine being able to visit the annual Nevada County Fair at a discount, and be able to help the local Food Bank at the same time? At this year’s Fair, you can! The Nevada County Fairgrounds and The Food Bank of Nevada County are teaming up to help feed those in need.
Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Fair on Sunday, August 15, and the Fair will give you a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Fair on that day. The Food Bank will have food collection bins available at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 5 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. It’s that simple!
All food collected on that day will be given to The Food Bank of Nevada County, which distributes food to those in need in our county. At last year’s canned food drive, 1,240 pounds of food were collected – enough to feed 550 – 600 families.
It’s the best of both worlds – fun at the Fair, while helping out in the community.
It’s all part of Community Involvement Day, sponsored by YubaNet.com and The Food Bank of Nevada County, on Sunday, August 15, at the Nevada County Fair.