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Fairgrounds Wins Prestigious Merrill Award

The Nevada County Fairgrounds has won a prestigious award…

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Community Involvement Day is held before the fair, where local residents get buy-one-get-one free tickets for their donations of many items, including a blood drive. Deputy Fair Manager Robin Hauck and publicist Wendy Oaks were in Reno last week for the Association’s annual convention. Hauck says Nevada County was one of five finalists for the award. The winner had been picked, but not announced, until each of the finalists made a presentation…

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Nevada County beat out the Marin, Orange, and San Diego County Fairs as well as the Big Fresno Fair, for the award. The Western Fairs Association includes over 150 fairs in the Western United States and Canada. It’s the first time the Nevada County Fair has won the Merrill Award, but the W-F-A did induct former Fair C-E-O Sandy Woods into their hall of fame in 2015.

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