Each month we will feature a junior fair Board member here. Our junior fair board is truly outstanding and one of the finest around. They work hard each year planning and helping us conduct the fair. We appreciate each of them and the talents they bring to the role.
Our January Featured Junior Member is Morgan Price. Here is what she says about the Jr. Fair Board:
" I am 16 years old. I have been on the Junior Fair Board for 4 years. When I first joined, I was 12 years old, and I didn't have many friends. I was very shy, and I kept to myself. I was really overwhelmed at first and didn't know if it was the right fit for me. By the end of the first fair, though, I became confident enough to do radio interviews.
I am currently shadowing the horse committee and I love it. They're great people to work with and don't treat me like a child. That is one of the many qualities I enjoy about the collaboration of the Fair Board and the Junior Fair Board. I see the Fair Board as mentors of mine, I learn more and more every time I am around them. At, TAF, about 3 years ago, the president of the Fair Board, John Allen, encouraged me to help Dawson Davidson and Susanna Clouse to give a workshop on how to build a better Junior Fair Board. I thought I was going to pass out up there helping present the slide show and now I am giving tours of the fair to the mayor, the D.A. and some of the commissioners.
I truly can't thank the Fair Board enough for all their support in helping the Junior Fair Board grow into themselves. Since I have joined the Junior Fair Board I have won homecoming court, gained lifelong friends, stepped way out of my comfort zone, and have become a person whom I admire. So, this is my thank you to the Fair Board and the Junior Fair Board for helping me change from a very shy young girl into a very outgoing young woman.
Morgan Price, Co-Chair, Putnam County Junior Fair Board