Tag Archives: Community

Celebrating Texans: T.R. Hoover CDC

As a fan of the State Fair of Texas, you probably already know that our theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Texans.” But what does this theme actually mean, and how do we go about celebrating Texans? Texans embody a unique spirit of unity, pride, and a desire to support one another. So, to celebrate these Texan traits, we are highlighting …

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State Fair of Texas Awards $1.3 Million to Texas Youth

Since its establishment in 1992, the State Fair of Texas® Youth Scholarship Program has continued to uphold the Fair’s nonprofit mission of supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. To celebrate 25 years of supporting Texas youth through college scholarships, the State Fair honored its Dallas-area scholarship recipients at the annual Youth Scholarship Luncheon today. Graduating high school seniors and their …

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Big Tex Urban Farm Update: April 2017

The 2017 growing season is off to a busy start at the Big Tex Urban Farms. In early March, we moved the farm from its winter home on the Midway back to its original location next to the State Fair administration building. Our farm grew from an initial 100 boxes to 170, and we plan to expand it into 500 …

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State Fair of Texas Supports Global Youth Service Day

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 22, 2017 – Considered one of the largest service events in the world, Global Youth Service Day engages millions of youth around the globe to find their voice and take action on vital issues. The event is observed across 100 countries with more than 4,000 projects completed during its 3-day span. Heading into the global event’s …

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Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew: Knowing the ABCD’s

I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members, part of the Mayor of Dallas’ “Grow South Initiative,” to discuss assets in the community at the University of North Texas-Dallas. I was so impressed with their efforts to build communities in the Southern sector. One of the challenges that many face in …

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State Fair in the Community

Happy New Year! I’m excited about the opportunity to share my thoughts and the amazing work that goes on daily at the State Fair of Texas in our community. Community Involvement and Education are both part of our mission and are critical to our focus of being a great partner and neighbor.  Since April 1, I’ve been honored to serve …

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This week @ the State Fair: Scholarship Awards Banquet

Celebrating 23 years of its Youth Scholarship Program, the State Fair of Texas recognized 55 outstanding seniors from five DISD high schools in the Fair Park area. Honoring an outstanding group of recipients from Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools, the annual Pete Schenkel Scholarship Luncheon drew more than …

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2015 Youth Scholarship Recipients

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 17, 2015 – After serving as an integral part of the organization for 23 years, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program continues to uphold the Fair’s mission by supporting agriculture, education and community involvement. The State Fair is delighted to carry on the tradition again this year and will be awarding college scholarships to …

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