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Tuolumne, Calaveras Win Gold Ribbons At State Fair

The Tuolumne Visitor’s Bureau exhibit display at the California State Fair, once again, received the Gold Ribbon.

Anna Davies, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau Special Projects Coordinator, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

“We took home the Gold once again, which feels wonderful,” said Davies. “A lot of hours and work went into this display, which we couldn’t be more proud of.”

This was the eighth consecutive year for a Gold Ribbon for the Tuolumne County display.

Every year, a new display must be built in order to meet the annual theme. Davies describes this years display as a gigantic, beautiful exhibit and booth.

“With our local volunteers working in three to four hour shifts at the State Fair, we see each year that the time and effort of our displays pays off,” said Davies. “We think this is a great reminder to most of the attending public that Tuolumne County is really close to their home”.

Calaveras County also won a Gold Ribbon for their display at the Fair.

Lisa Boulton, Executive Director for the Calaveras Visitors Bureau, said that the Calaveras display is centered around Mark Twain.

“Mark Twain discovered himself while he was here” explains Boulton. “In other words, he began to write stories that showcased a sense of humor. We are inviting people to Calaveras, where they can begin to write their own stories, as they discover themselves.”

Volunteers are needed to work three hour shifts at the Tuolumne County exhibit. Each shift runs for three hours and volunteers receive free parking and admission into the State Fair.

According to Davies, “It’s a great opportunity for residents to tell others about what a great county we have to visit. Our theme this year is ‘One Destination, Three Vacations: Gold Country, Yosemite, High Sierra’.”

For more information, contact the TCVB at 209-533-4420.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.