Saturday, June 17, 2017

Applications now available for  ‘Homemaker of the Year’ Contest
    The Fowlerville Family Fair will soon be here and the deadline is nearing for getting your entries in for Open Class judging. Those doing so can also enter the Livingston County ‘Homemaker of the Year’ Contest.
    This contest is open to all county residents, ages 18 and older. Contestants, however, must enter and show in five of the nine Open Class categories that are judged at the fair: Baked Goods, Floriculture, Photography, Canned Goods, Gardening, Sewing, Crafts, Needlecrafts, and Painting.
   In addition, a contestant must enter in Department 99, Section 241, Class 999- Homemaker of the Year. Note: There is a $10 fee to enter Open Class exhibits. All Open Class entries are due by July 1, 2017.
   ‘Homemaker of the Year’ applicants must provide a completed application, a photo of themselves, and their 2017 Open Class entry form. Deadline for entering the Homemaker Contest is July 20, 2017. 
    An application can be obtained by calling the fair office at 517-223-8186, emailing the staff fair@fowlervillefamily, or going to the web site
   Since homemakers often have either fulltime homemaking careers or  combine them with a job, each entry is required to write an essay and reflect on how you cope with some of the challenges of our complex and rapidly-changing world. Please include an answer to the following questions in your essay:
    --What are some aspects of homemaking that you enjoy?
    --Do you take time for yourself? How do you use this time?
    --What are the two most important values that you want to pass on to future generations?
      Also, explain the importance of the Fowlerville Family Fair to the community and include details on your volunteer participation and any involvement in social organizations, school, church and community. Also list any leadership positions you now have or have held.
   The winner will be the contestant who earns the most points: 25 points for written essay, 100 points for interview with the judges, 25 points for ribbon values—1st place 5 points, 2nd place 4 points, and 3rd place 3 points.
   Each contestant will be interviewed on Sunday, July 23. You will receive a call as to the time and place for your interview. The winner will be announced during the ‘Family Kickoff’ Program on Monday, July 24, being held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Finlan Gazebo.

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