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Jr. fair board members attend state conference
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:52 PM

COLUMBUS – The Paulding County Junior Fair Board recently attended the Ohio Fair Managers Conference in Columbus during the Junior Fair Day.

The 14 members who attended began their day with the general session, which was an inspirational speaker and the crowning of the 2014 Ohio Fairs Queen.

After the general session, youths took part in a variety of different sessions. These sessions included learning about setting goals for themselves as well as the junior fair board, how to deal with challenging people, how to make a difference at your county fair as well as other topics.

The Paulding County Junior Fair Board had four senior members take part in an all-day session called A Step Beyond – Experienced JFB Members Explore the World of Entertainment Contracts. This session provided youths the opportunity to work with other junior fair board members from around the state to provide entertainment for their mock fair.

Youths were split up into groups where they got a specific budget and had to plan their entertainment for their fair. Youths got to work with trade show vendors, OFMA board members and OSU Extension professionals to explore the many aspects of the fair.

The purpose of this junior fair day was to allow junior fair board members to explore and generate ideas that they can bring back to the Paulding County Fair.

All the junior fair board members had a great time meeting new people from around the state as well as attending sessions to help better the Paulding County Fair.

Staci Hiler is 4-H program assistant and Tony Miller is junior fair board advisor.