Thank You, Becky Bailey-Findley

Thank you to Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority, for serving as the guest speaker at last night’s Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series.  Becky shared with local high school students a bit about her career path, as well as information about the importance of Fairgrounds to communities and the state. Thank you, Becky, for sharing your story and the Fair story with us!
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Thank You, Andy Wirth, for Serving as Guest at Speaker Series

Thank you to Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, for serving as the guest speaker at tonight’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. As part of the series, Andy spent time with local high school students and shared leadership and business advice, including the importance of gratitude, The Law of the Ranch (you reap what you sow), caring for our land, and serving our communities (be a volunteer!). Thank you, Andy, for your time, and we’ll see you on the slopes!

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Don’t Forget Your Tickets to the Cioppino and Pasta Feed

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Fairgrounds Foundation’s All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 3, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40/person and includes all-you-can-eat Cioppino, pasta, salad and garlic bread. There’s also a silent dessert auction, a live auction and a no-host bar. For tickets, visit here or stop by the Fairgrounds Office.

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Tickets on Sale Now for All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed

Tickets are on sale now for the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 3, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds Office or by downloading this form.  This has been a sold out event each year, so get your tickets early.  Did we mention it’s all you can eat?! 

 

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Jerry Cirino Serves as Guest Speaker at Foundation’s Speaker Series

Thank you to Jerry Cirino for serving as the guest speaker at last night’s Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. This monthly series provides business advice and leadership experience to local high school students, and we’re so thankful to Jerry for sharing his message about the importance of time and hard work with the students.

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Thank You, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation!

At Tuesday night’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation meeting, the Foundation Board approved funds to begin several projects at the Fairgrounds, including adding more shade to Treat Street, painting the Northern Mines Building and Sugar Pine Lodge, adding new air conditioners to Ponderosa Hall, and adding a mobile ATM. We’ll keep you posted on these projects once work begins in 2018, but we really want to thank our Fairgrounds Foundation (and all the members and volunteers) for all their hard work in raising funds to keep our Fairgrounds beautiful. We so appreciate you all!
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Fairgrounds Foundation Begins Third Season of Speaker Series

Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, spent part of this evening talking to local high school students as part of the third season of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series. This monthly series, which continues through May, provides business advice, tips and leadership experience to local high school students. Many thanks to Sue for sharing her time and advice with the students tonight!

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Fairgrounds Foundation Hosts Third Season of Speaker Series

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is launching its third season of the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. Set to begin November 8, the series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students. At each session students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved and obstacles overcome, insight regarding areas of expertise, and ask questions.

The series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through May. Speaker dates are November 8, January 17, February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9.  Each session is about an hour.

The series is open to all high school Fair exhibitors, so all high school students who exhibited at this year’s Fair are invited to attend the speaker series. Those who attend five of the six speaker dates can apply for one of the two Fairgrounds Foundation scholarships offered at the end of the school year.

Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, will serve as the first speaker in the series.  Additional speakers include Jerry Cirino of Cirino’s at Main Street, and Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority.

For information about the Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, email moc.r1542482783iaFyt1542482783nuoCa1542482783daveN1542482783@noit1542482783adnuo1542482783F1542482783 or to RSVP for the November 8 speaker email moc.r1542482783iaFyt1542482783nuoCa1542482783daveN1542482783@Oydn1542482783eW1542482783

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Speaker Series: November 8

If you are a high school student and exhibited at this year’s Fair, you’re invited to attend the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series beginning November 8. The series, which brings business education to high school students through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences, is held once a month. Each session lasts about an hour. Those who attend five of the six sessions can apply for one of two Foundation scholarships at the end of the school year.  For more information, email moc.r1542482783iaFyt1542482783nuoCa1542482783daveN1542482783@Oydn1542482783eW1542482783
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Congratulations to the Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Sam Patton and Bekah Nunez, recipients of this year’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation scholarship is awarded to local high school students who exhibit in the Fair, attend the Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, and write an essay explaining what they learned from the speaker series. Sam graduated this year, is planning on attending Sierra College as an Agribusiness major, and exhibited cattle and vegetables at the 2016 Fair. Bekah also graduated this year, will attend CSU Chico (majoring in animal science), and exhibited a steer at the 2016 Fair. Both attended every speaker series event. Congratulations, Sam and Bekah!!

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