Posted in Local | Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

JUNEAU – The Dodge County Fair Association is seeking ambitious, enthusiastic and outgoing individuals age 18 as of January 2011 to enter the 2010 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair contest.

Scholarship money, gifts, improved self-confidence and increased communication skills are only some of the benefits of being named Fairest of the Fair.

The winner will represent the Dodge County Fair Association in media and promotion events at the Dodge County Fair, as well as many other summer events. She also will serve as the 2010 Dodge County Fair hostess and plan the Fairest of the Fair competition in 2011. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in the 2011 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs contest.

The 2009 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair, Amanda Hetzel, is a student at UW-Oshkosh and a native of Rubicon. Her goal is to be a registered nurse with an emphasis in diabetic education. Amanda experienced many new opportunities as the Fairest of the Fair, including last year’s Farm Technology Days hosted by the Crave Brother’s Farm in Waterloo.

“As the 2009 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair I was able to experience Farm Technology Days for the first time and see a different side to farming than I was used to,” Hetzel said.

Amanda was also able to attend the 2010 Convention of Fairs and run for the 2010 Wisconsin Fairest of Fairs.

“This was a great chance to get to know the amazing contestants from every county of Wisconsin. It offered me a chance to promote the Dodge County Fair and may have even triggered an interest in exploring county fairs in towns I had not thought of,” Hetzel said.

All applicants for the Fairest of the Fair position will receive gifts, valuable interview experience and build self-confidence while having fun. Applicants must be available for the Press Banquet on July 12 and for the Dodge County Fair Aug. 18 to 22, 2010.

For more information about the contest or if you would like an application, contact Sally Schoenike, Dodge County 4-H Youth Development Agent at 920-386-3790. The application can also be found online at (Click Dodge County Fair and Fairest of the Fair under Registration Forms.) All applications must be received at the Dodge County UW-Extension Office by June 11.