Originally Published: September 11, 2011 9:47 p.m.
The School Fine Arts Department of this year's Yavapai Un-Fair seeks donations from the public to award prizes to the kindergarten through 12th grade students who enter their art at the fair and win awards in their categories.
Since there is no money available to the Yavapai Fair Committee for prizes the only way these student artists can get something other than a generic ribbon for their efforts is through private donations, said Vanessa Martin, superintendent for the School Fine Arts.
About $894 in donations would pay for all the prizes for kids this year, Martin said.
Martin said she has donated $100 of her own money to cover the video entry awards, all the fourth place awards, and engraved metal plaques for ceramic trophies that she will create herself.
If anyone in the community would like to help, they can make a donation at a local Arizona State Credit Union, Martin said.
If more money than needed is donated, then the kids will get larger prizes than usual, Martin said. All money will be paid out to the kids who win in School Fine Arts and all donations are greatly appreciated.
The Un-Fair will take place at Tim's Toyota Center during the same time the county fair was scheduled, with the carnival opening Thursday, Sept. 29, and the "Un-Fair" taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
For more information call Martin at (928) 636-3232 or send an e-mail for SchoolFineArts@gmail.com.