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This was my big secret last Monday!

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            Do you want to be part of the
         2012 NC State Fair Street Team?
Do I like ice cream? Deep fried snicker’s bars?

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Annie, my younger daughter, brought a contest announcement to my attention, and wondered if I’d like to enter to be part of a team to be the “2012 NC State Fair Street Team”  basically reporting on the Fair in social media–what is going on, and how much they were enjoying  having fun at the Fair! I looked at the contest rules, and realized we had to write a response by 5:00pm the next day! Annie had already talked with her sister Ali, and they wanted me to join them for our three member team!  I was amazed and flattered! While we are close as mother and daughters, we’ve never worked together in this way, and its actually exciting to contemplate. It just so happens we also ALL love the Fair! I want to share with you all, what we responded too, how we responded, and the announcements that let us know we WON! We are all so excited, and I’m hoping you’ll join us, at the fair, here on the blog, and on facebook or tweeting with Ali , I’ll give you the links.  So here’s what Annie showed me after she and Ali had agreed to apply.


September 19, 2012By: Bearded Lady Category: 2012 N.C. State Fair

           For the past three years, we’ve selected one fair fanatic to serve as our Deep Fried Ambassador during the State Fair. These bloggers were amazing, and we thank them for adding a new perspective to the fair. This year, we’re opening up a few more spots.

We realize not all of our fans are bloggers. Some are really active on Twitter and Facebook. Others create their own food reviews on YouTube. And others are using new sites, such as Pinterest to share their interests with friends.

This year, we’re doing away with the Deep Fried Ambassador and introducing the State Fair Street Team. We’re looking for a trio of friends, family or co-workers to tackle the challenge of covering the fair. Read on for more details.

Here’s how it works:

  • Assemble your team of three. Teams can consist of family, friends, co-workers or even strangers, as long as they love the fair.
  • Come up with an awesome team name.
  • Once you have your team assembled and named, send us your team creed outlining:
    • Why you love the N.C. State Fair.
    • What you would cover if your team was selected.
    • How you would cover the fair (blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.)
    • Email your team creed to ncstatefair@gmail.com by Monday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m.
    • We’ll pick a winner Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Winners will receive:

  • A Bumper Crop of Fun prize pack with T-shirts, posters and any other State Fair swag we can find in our office.
  • Each team member will receive a media badge and parking pass, giving them behind-the-scenes access to the N.C. State Fair.
  • Teams also will be invited to be honorary members of the Deep Fried Crew at the official Media Lunch at the N.C. State Fair, Monday, Oct. 8.

So, what are you waiting for? Assemble your team today!

Deep Fried blog

About the Deep Fried blog

Squealing, speed-racing pigs. Giant blue ribbon pumpkins. Old-fashioned Ferris wheel rides. And, of course, deep fried food on a stick.
Admit it, you’ve been counting down the days until the N.C. State Fair–and we have too. That’s why the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services started Deep Fried @ the N.C. State Fair, a blog dedicated to bringing you the inside scoop on what makes the State Fair come together every year. We’ll be your go-to guide during the fair as well, bringing you the tastiest foods, flashiest rides, newest exhibitions and coolest State Fair characters.
Join us on this wild ride behind-the-scenes of North Carolina’s biggest celebration of agriculture. Check out the fair website at www.ncstatefair.org for the latest info on entertainers, tickets and events, and we’ll see you there!


And so, we put our heads together and wrote our reply, which I’ll share with you in the next post!

Love you, Helen


Author: Helen Holshouser

Old enough to enjoy life, I am a Red Hatter, grandmother, gardener, and amateur genealogist. I am a retired clinical psychologist, master's level, who is disabled with heart disease, but having fun with family and friends. Married over 40 years, I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I have learned that grandchildren provide a joy one never knew existed---writing feeds my soul, gardening is therapy, and genealogy research makes me feel like a detective!

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