Wet start to Berrien County Youth Fair

Published 9:24 am Monday, August 17, 2009

BERRIEN SPRINGS – The Berrien County Youth Fair opened this morning. The schedule for tonight includes:

Building 34:

6 p.m. – 98.3  “The Coast” Talent Show – Best of Berrien County’s most talented youth, ages 7-10, sponsored by the Niles Haunted House Scream Park
7:30 p.m. – Shoreline Sounds


7 p.m.Ticket price:  $8 – Truck & Tractor Pull featuring:  Super Farm Tractors, Two Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive Trucks & Modified Trucks

Again this year at The Berrien County Youth Fair every day will be RIDES WRISTBAND DAY.   The cost of a wristband is $17 each Monday through Thursday and $20 each Friday and Saturday. With that a person can ride “most” of the rides as often as they want any one day during the fair.  Fair admission is not included.

Individuals can also purchase their wristbands early for a discounted rate at all seven Berrien Teachers Credit Union locations. The wristbands can be purchased at these locations through Aug. 7 for $13 each.

Thursday, Aug. 20, from 12-4 p.m., is Volunteer Day at the Berrien County Youth Fair. Area nonprofit agencies and organizations will be featuring their services and welcome the opportunity to meet and greet the public in Building 34 at the Berrien County Fairgrounds.

As a special feature for Volunteer Day at the Berrien County Youth Fair this year, the groups “I’m Saving Myself” and the Finale Show finalists from Road to Life Church’s “Voice of Choice” contest will be performing in building 34. Also, another team giving Volunteer Day a hand this year is Miss Southwest Michigan 2009 Megan Nicole Goodenough and Miss Southwest Michigan Teen Kaitlyn Ann Szczypka! These ladies will be on hand to sign autographs and talk about their programs from 12-4 p.m.

Michigan Community Blood Centers will be hosting their annual blood drive in building 34 from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Volunteer Day, and, Callie Campbell, Youth Volunteer Coordinator for the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan will be issuing certificates of recognition for those youth who completed 40 or more hours of volunteer service during this summer’s youth program, “Youth Summer Serve.”