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!!
Have kids who are interested in participating in a Flower Arranging Workshop for Juniors (ages 6 – 17)? Chicago Park Garden Club is hosting a class for kids to prepare them to enter an exhibit in the Junior Floriculture Competition during the Fair. The two hour class is free, and is held on June 21. To register, call Ann at 265-8210.
Meet Linda, Ronda, Vicky and David. These three sisters (and David, who is married to Ronda) walk the Fairgrounds every day, and “enjoy the sunshine, the green grass, the fresh air, the tall trees, and getting their “steps” in.” They do three to four times around, and it’s been beneficial to their health (Linda has overcome diabetes and Vicky is healthy after a heart attack). Says Ronda, “I love them too much to lose them, so I walk to support them.” We’re so glad you’re out here, and thanks for being an inspiration to all of us!
It’s a good day for a cup of coffee and warm scone. Actually, isn’t any day good for that?! Stop by Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds at Gate 1 for this deliciousness. The little red trolley is open from 7 am to 12:30 pm each weekday.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Trout Derby at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Happening from 7 am to noon, this free event is for kids 3 – 12. Thank you to the Grass Valley Sportsmen for putting on this fun, free kids event!
“I miss the August sun and the fair and the Marigolds.” We agree! These beauties will be planted in June. Photo and caption by @mxriewood.