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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thurston County Fair Office, (360) 786-5453

Entries Sought for Thurston County Fair Quilt Block and Foods Contests

OLYMPIA - Enter Thurston County Fair's Quilt Block Contest on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Thurston County Fairground's Heritage Hall between 3:00pm -7:00pm. Participants should bring their finished quilt block no wider than 121/2" square, which will be judged on accuracy of construction and creative use of the supplied fabric. All squares will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Thurston County Fair, and twelve squares will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be made into a quilt and raffled off at next year's fair. For more information, please contact the fair office at (360)786-5453, or visit the fair website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.

Baked Goods, Preserved Foods and Honey entries due Monday, August 2nd. Anyone who has a special recipe for baked goods, or has preserved food or honey they would like to enter into the fair to be judged is encouraged to bring them in on Monday, August 2nd. Enter yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. There is a special category for goods made with honey; Special prizes will be awarded by the Olympia Bee Keepers Association for these entries.

Preserved foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods can be entered from 3:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, August 2nd.

All Open Class Baking, Food Preservation and Honey entries for the 2010 Thurston County Fair are due Monday, August 2nd between 3:00-7:00 pm to the Heritage Hall building at the fairgrounds. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. If you have any questions please call the Fair Office at (360) 786-5453.




County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3