ESCANABA—The annual Upper Peninsula State Fair – one of Michigan’s summer highlights – is right around the corner, and the Michigan DNR is seeking more than 100 volunteers Aug. 13-19 to help to make it happen.
Among the fair’s abundance of exhibits and events is the DNR’s U.P. Pocket Park, a place where thousands of kids will learn to fish or shoot a bow or pellet gun in a safe, fun environment.
Forty energetic, outdoors-minded volunteers are needed each day to bait hooks, teach kids how to catch and release a fish, shoot a bow or pellet gun, greet visitors and generally help provide a positive experience.
There are two time slots each day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m., starting on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as they would like.
The U.P. State Fair takes place in downtown Escanaba. For more information about the fair, visit www.upstatefair.org.