CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS — Help needed with Vegetables & Fruits at Tanana Valley State Fair

Earn volunteer hours at the fair!

It’s fair time again, Aug. 7-16, and we need Master Gardener volunteers to help with Division 3A: Vegetables & Fruits.

  • Junior Perishables Entry Day is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. with judging at 6:30 p.m.
  • Adult Perishables Entry Day is Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. with judging at 6:30 p.m.

(Usually, a team of seven volunteers is needed for entry, and as many volunteers as possible for judging. Last year, judging went fast at less than 2 hours!)

What do you get besides volunteer hours? Junior Division volunteers will get a free pass for one day at the fair. Adult Division volunteers get a free pass for that day (Aug. 11). You also get to catch up with other Master Gardeners and you get to see what amazing produce is being grown in the Fairbanks area. And a reminder to our 2015 Master Gardener graduates:  This is a great way to earn hours toward your 40-hour volunteer commitment for an honorary Master Gardener badge!

Feeling creative? We have one more volunteer opportunity for you. We need ideas for decorating Division 3A to coincide with the fair theme, “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams.” We also need volunteers to help decorate Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Last year was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to seeing and working with you. Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested. Please reply to Ronda at 474-2450 or rlboswell@alaska.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date(s) you wish to volunteer
  • Whether you’d like to help with decorating, entry or judging … or all three! 🙂

Thank you for volunteering!

Steven Seefeldt, Ag/Hort Agent

Darcy Etcheverry, IPM/Ag program aide

Ronda Boswell, Admin Assist

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