Fairgrounds And Community Organizations Team Up For Community Involvement Day

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2014

Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217;

Nevada County Fairgrounds And Community Organizations Team Up For Community Involvement Day On July 28

Participate in Community Involvement Day and receive free tickets to the Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Nevada County 2-1-1, and BloodSource are teaming up on July 28 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to non-profit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair.  These organizations will be set-up at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot on Monday, July 28, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, and Nevada County 2-1-1 will receive a coupon to redeem for one free admission ticket with the purchase of one Fair admission ticket. That’s two for the price of one!  

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource blood mobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food to the Food Bank of Nevada County. For more information about the Food Bank of Nevada County, visit  www.foodbankofnc.org or call (530) 272-3796.

Foothill Lions: Drop off a donation of an old hearing aid or old prescription eye glasses.

Story Club: Donate two new or slightly used children’s books, including chapter books for teens.  

Nevada County 2-1-1: Partnering with PARTNERS Family Resource Centers, Nevada County 2-1-1 will be collecting donations of new backpacks, new lunch boxes, and new school supplies like three ring binders, spiral bound notebooks, pencils and pens. Visit http://www.partnersfamilyresourcecenters.org for information.

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the main parking lot (Gate 1) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org or call 1-866-822-5663.    

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to the Gate 1 parking lot at the Fairgrounds on July 28 between the hours of  1- 6 pm.

Coupons received (buy one, get one) for the donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 5. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.
This year’s Fair is August 6 – 10. www.NevadaCountyFair.com for more information or call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217.

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Community Involvement Day (donate and receive free tickets)

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Nevada County 2-1-1, and BloodSource are teaming up on July 28 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to non-profit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair. These organizations will be set-up at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot on Monday, July 28, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, and Nevada County 2-1-1 will receive a coupon to redeem for one free admission ticket with the purchase of one Fair admission ticket. That’s two for the price of one!

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource blood mobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food to the Food Bank of Nevada County.

Foothill Lions: Drop off a donation of an old hearing aid or old prescription eye glasses.

Story Club: Donate two new or slightly used children’s books, including chapter books for teens.

Nevada County 2-1-1: Partnering with PARTNERS Family Resource Centers, Nevada County 2-1-1 will be collecting donations of new backpacks, new lunch boxes, and new school supplies like three ring binders, spiral bound notebooks, pencils and pens.

BloodSource: For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the main parking lot (Gate 1) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org or call 1-866-822-5663.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to the Gate 1 parking lot at the Fairgrounds on July 28 between the hours of 1- 6 pm.

Coupons received (buy one, get one) for the donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 5. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

Donate A Can of Food, Receive $1 off Sunday’s Admission Price to the Country Christmas Faire

The Nevada County Fairgrounds and HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) in Nevada County are teaming up 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 28, and the Fairgrounds will give you a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day. Volunteers from HOPE 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.

With the help of HOPE, all food collected at the Fairgrounds on Sunday will be used to help feed those in need in Nevada County. HOPE in Nevada County is a program established through the Grass Valley Elks. Through this program, the Grass Valley Elks partner with the Food Bank of Nevada County to feed those in need, as well as working with the organization on a school snack program. HOPE distributes food once a month to anyone in the county in need of food and emergency food every Monday. Call Lari at (530) 263-4753 to volunteer or donate.

The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 – 28, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $4, and free to children under 12.

Categories: Country Christmas Faire.

Nevada County Fair and Food Bank of Nevada County Team Up to Feed Those in Need

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.

Categories: Nevada County Fair.