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Fairgrounds, organizations team up for Community Involvement Day

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Nevada County 2-1-1, Sierra Harvest, NEO, and BloodSource are teaming up on Aug. 3 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the fair.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Sierra Harvest, NEO, and Nevada County 2-1-1 will receive a coupon to redeem for one free admission ticket with the purchase of one fair admission ticket.

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource blood mobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the fair.

These organizations will be set up at the fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot from 1-6 p.m., on Aug. 3, to receive donations of any of the items listed below:

— Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food. For more information about the Food Bank of Nevada County, visit http://www.foodbankofnc.org.

— Foothill Lions: Donate an old hearing aid or old prescription eyeglasses.

— Story Club: Donate two new or slightly used children’s books, including chapter books for teens.

— Nevada County 2-1-1: Donate new backpacks, new lunch boxes, and new school supplies. Visit http://www.partnersfamilyresourcecenters.org/ for information.

— Sierra Harvest: Donate new or gently used garden tools, including shovels, rakes, stackable boxes, and small tarps. Visit http://www.SierraHarvest.org for information.

— NEO: Donate paper, paint supplies, sharpies, general craft supplies, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment. Visit http://www.ncneo.org/ for information.

— BloodSource: For a free admission ticket to the fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the main parking lot (Gate 1) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit http://www.bloodsource.org or call 1-866-822-5663.

To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to the Gate 1 parking lot.

Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for the donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until Aug. 11. Presale discount tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s fair is Aug. 12-16. Visit NevadaCountyFair.com for more information or call the fair office at 530-273-6217.

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