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What Is The Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair?

The second ever Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair will be held at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, on Thursday April 25th from 3 to 6 PM.

JoLyn Miller, spokesperson for the Volunteer Fair, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Around seventy-five service/volunteer organizations will be participating at the completely free event in the John Muir Building.

The public will be able to find out what each organization or group is all about, what is is that they do and what their needs are. There will be plenty of pamphlets, brochures and other items handed out.

Miller is a graduated member of the Leadership Tuolumne County Class of 2018. This Fair began last year as a service project of that class.

“April is National Volunteer Month and after seeing so many volunteer organizations in Tuolumne County, we decided to put this Fair on as a class,” said Miller. “We thought that people will want to see the large number of local organizations all in one spot, so that they can find, discuss with and discover the variety of opportunities here.”

The inaugural year was a success. This year the expenses to put on the Volunteer Fair are being paid for by the Sonora Area Foundation. The Fair is hosted by Project Feed Our Kids.

According to Miller, there are health benefits to volunteering. Additionally, new friends are made and there is an overall sense of community pride in making a difference.

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