The Marion County Fair Board is the recipient of the 2015 Community-Based Volunteer Program Region 1 Governor’s Volunteer Award. The award recognizes the work of the Marion County Fair Board for promoting the diverse agricultural and cultural heritage of Marion County. The Fair Board has successfully carried on those traditions since the 1860’s and every year, some 25,000 visit the Marion County Fair, which is held on the State Fair Grounds in Salem. The all volunteer board works to promote economic development, high quality safe events for families and youth and easy and affordable access for all. In addition, the board has established partnerships to educate and inform citizens of the services available to them. Board members work tirelessly year round to create programs result in a family-friendly event that honors the past, present and future.
Congratulations to the Marion County Fair Board!