County looking for fair volunteers

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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Mason County Deputy Judge-Executive Richard Newberry is looking for volunteers to help man the county’s booth at the Kentucky State Fair later this month.

For the past several years, minus an absence in 2015 during a transition period, Mason County has been among counties from across the commonwealth taking part in the Kentucky farm Bureau Pride of the Counties exhibit at the fair.

Newberry, who is organizing Mason County’s presence in the exhibit, said volunteers are needed throughout the fair’s run, Aug. 16-26, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., on weekdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m., on weekends. Representatives of the county will distribute information on Mason County, chocolates made at Kentucky Kandy Kitchen and and brochures, he said.

Newberry said information for visitors to the booth will come from the Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and local businesses. He hopes to also have information on the B-Line, the local Bourbon trail addition, to distribute.

The exhibit will be located in the south wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Volunteers will receive passes for admission to the fair and for parking. Travel to Louisville and food will be the responsibility of each individual volunteer.

Newberry said volunteers may offer as much time as they feel comfortable manning the booth — from six hours to 12 — and may serve more than one day.

To sign on as a volunteer and to find out what days are available, contact Newberry at 606-564-6706.

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Mary Ann Kearns

[email protected]