Merced County Fair accepting applications for 2014 Junior Fair Board

Teens interested in being part of the 2014 Merced County Fair are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Junior Fair Board by the Nov.21 deadline.

The fair is recruiting teens who want to volunteer their talents for a year by serving on the Junior Fair Board. Application forms can be picked up at the fair’s office at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and can be downloaded at www.

Candidates must live in Merced County, be 14 to 19 years old as of Jan.1, and have a GPA of 2.0 or above to be eligible to volunteer, according to a Merced County Fair press release.

Junior Fair Board duties include providing input on what teens want to see and do at the fair, assisting with pre-fair planning, setup and helping during the fair. Applicants don’t need any experience at the fair, such as showing an animal or entering an exhibit.

Serving on the board will help fulfill high school community service requirements. The board meets the second Tuesday of the month, and as needed as the fair gets closer. The 2014 fair is June11-15.

Each Junior Fair Board member is entitled to free parking and admission for one person and one vehicle during the fair.

Applications must be physically received at the fairground office no later than 5p.m. Nov.21. Applications may be hand-delivered, sent via the U.S. Postal Service or other courier service and should be addressed “ATTN: Junior Fair Board Advisers.” Applications will be stamped with the exact time and date of receipt.

For more information, call the fair office at (209)722-1507.