July 2014

State Fair Launches New “Fair Fan” Program to Fund Scholarships and Educational Programming

LEWISBURG, WV (07/11/2014)(readMedia)– Efforts to expand and grow educational programming and scholarships at the State Fair of West Virginia are getting a boost this year with the new “Fair Fan” program. Net proceeds of the Fair Fan program go direct to the State Fair Endowment to support youth scholarships and youth educational programming. For the $150 tax deductible donation, the donor receives:

*VIP parking (either in the Fair Street Gold Lot or the new Fair Fan lot just inside preferred parking)

*Five one day gate admissions

*Special Fair Fan pin

*Food coupon book (Retail $5 ($70 value)

*10% off Official State Fair Merchandise

*Invitation to opening night Sponsor Donor Reception

*2 Box Seats in Section 1 or 7 for the Monday Wednesday Twilight Harness Racing Shows

“This program has been a long time coming and our Development and Endowment Committee is very excited to launch the Fair Fan program during our 90th Anniversary celebration. It’s a great way to enjoy all the fair has to offer and at the same time know that your donation is supporting important youth development initiatives.” stated Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO.

Two other programs will continue to provide funds that support scholarships and education initiatives: Fresh cookies are sold by volunteers every day of the fair from 3 pm to 9 pm at the sales location in the Grandstand Marketplace and Fun First allows donors to donate a ride wristband to under privileged children. Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State Fair Administration office Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm to purchase Fun First or Fair Fan programs.

The State Fair Endowment was created in 2006 through the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation with a goal of ensuring long-term support in the areas of Scholarships Career Advancement Initiatives, Youth Educational Enrichment Programs and Agricultural Competitive Exhibit Premiums.

The 2014 State Fair is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions.” and is scheduled August 8-16, 2014 The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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