Show boxes have been emptied, ribbons have been hung, project work has been put away for another year. You spend days, weeks, and months preparing, practicing, checking and double checking that your books are complete, you’ve done your best work, and you’re ready to compete. Fair week is the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication and whether your project is on display in the booth building or the show ring, it’s your chance to show off your accomplishments for the year. Fair comes and goes in the blink of an eye and when the dust settles you’re left with a sense of pride in your achievements, lasting friendships, great memories, and recognition of a job well done.
The Adams County community once again showed up in force to support our youth during the 2021 Adams County Fair. Sponsorships of awards, banners, giveaways, and the Junior Fair Sale are just a few ways businesses and individuals recognize and reward the hard work of our junior fair members. In order to maintain this outstanding level of support, we need to show our appreciation to those sponsors. Saying thank you is a small but meaningful way we can express to our community how much their support means.
If you received an award during fair, there was a label on the back with the name and address of the award sponsor. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes and write out a thank you note to those individuals. If you sold a project in the Adams County Junior Fair Sale, please visit this link to find your buyers’ name(s) and address(es) and send them a thank you card as soon as possible. Now is also a great time to thank your advisors, friends, neighbors, mentors, or others that helped you achieve your goals in 2021.
Not sure where to start with your thank you note? Check out these simple steps and suggestions shared from Teresa Johnson, 4-H Educator in Defiance County.
Saying thank you seems simple but it is a big deal. Please be sure to reach out to all of your sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support!