Merced County Fair needs teens

The Merced County Fair is looking for teenagers interested in serving on the Junior Fair Board.

Junior Fair Board duties include providing input on what teens want at the fair, helping with planning and setup, and working 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. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month and as needed as the fair gets closer. The 2014 fair is June 11-15.

Candidates must live in Merced County and be 14 to 19 years of age as of Jan. 1. A GPA of 2.0 or above is required to be eligible to volunteer.

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

Junior Fair Board applications must be received at the fairgrounds office no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Applications may be hand-delivered or mailed, and should be addressed, “ATTN: Junior Fair Board Advisors.” Applications will be stamped with the exact time and date of receipt.

Application forms can be picked up at the Merced County Fairgrounds Office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, or downloaded from the fair’s website,

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