The 2011 Nevada County Fair ended its 5 day run Sunday and Wendy Oaks, publicist for the Fairgrounds has begun to tabulate the numbers and they show the talent and compassion of our community. One of those numbers is nearly $33 thousand dollars collected at the Agriculture Mechanics auction Friday.
“This is such a community supported event. Out community is what makes the fair nad you see that in out ag mechanics numbers. They support our youth in agriculture. What talented kids! So well deserved.”
Another way to save the price of admission was to donate blood prior to the fair and 78 pints of blood were collected.
“This is the first year we’ve partnered with them on that and they only brought one Bloodmobile up and they had such a huge response that we had to send them up to their satellite office in Glenbrook and they will be back next year, promising to bring two or three Bloodmobiles. Seventy Eight pints of blood is huge. They said there is always a need for blood in the summer. It’s their lowest giving months, so they were very happy with that amount.”
Oaks also noted that 232 animals were auctioned off for the 4H and FFA students and the “Locks of Love” event had 18 participants in 3 hours which is the most yet, the hair collected makes hair pieces for children.