Harford Fair Youth Board at July 4th Parade

PHOTO CAPTION: The Harford Fair Youth Board gathered at the Fourth of July Montrose Parade. They had refreshed the wagon with a new coat of paint prior to the parade. This year the Youth Board will organize Farmer for a Day during fair week August 21st-26th. Pictured left to right seated are Youth Board members Jolie Winemiller, 25th Harford Fair Queen; Maggie Kowalewski; Laurren Whitney, 2014 Harford Fair Queen; Austin Graham ; and Heidi Cross. Standing left to right are Amanda Gawel, Brook Marvin, Laura Graytock, and Jo Hricko.

The Harford Fair has always promoted activities for the youth of Susquehanna County. Through the 4-H and the Scholarship Program as well as other events, the fair has encouraged youth to instill citizenship and volunteering. After much research and discussion, the fair created the Harford Fair Youth Board. Since then the members have learned much about the fair, its organization, and work involved.

Members of the Harford Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors have spoken at several Youth Board meetings to give them an idea of what they do to make the fair such a successful event. In addition, the Youth Board has been involved in various projects at the fair including creating signage for the parking lots, painting the wagon that appears in parades, and helping to usher at the arena events. At the parade on July 4th, the members distributed Harford Fair brochures to the crowds of people along the parade route in Montrose.

This year the Youth Board will organize and provide Farmer for a Day during fair week, August 21st-26th. Always a popular spot at the fair, children learn how to milk a cow, dig vegetables in a garden, collect eggs and enjoy a refreshing treat at the end.

So plan to come to the Harford Fair and enjoy Family Fun for Everyone. If you see a Youth Board member in a sky blue shirt, say “hello” and thank them for what they are doing for the fair.

Youth Board rules and Youth Board Application