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Volunteer needed to help kids at U.P. State Fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:00 PM

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