El Dorado County Fair Celebrates Student Achievements with Fun Run and Golden Star Student Booth
15:00 PM - June 23, 2023
The annual El Dorado County Fair, held from June 15-18, celebrated community, education, and youthful exuberance. Among the highlights was an invigorating Fun Run, led by Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools. The Golden Star Student Booth, hosted by the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), honored young winners and rewarded their accomplishments.
Fun Run: A Spirited Display of Youthful Energy
One of the most anticipated events at the fair was the Fun Run, a thrilling race where children could unleash their boundless energy. Among the participants was four-and-a-half-year-old Maizie Velasco. After completing the race, Maizie expressed her love for running and emphasized the fun she had experienced throughout the event. Jose Velasco, Maizie's father, beamed with pride. Overwhelmed with gratitude, he expressed his appreciation for the event, recognizing its significance for young participants. Jose emphasized that for children like Maizie, this event carried enormous importance, and it mattered as much as distinguished races like the Boston Marathon. The event allowed children to feel on top of the world, boosting their self-confidence and inspiring them to achieve more. Upon completing the race, children received an EDCOE water bottle and participation medal. Well done!
Golden Star Student Booth: Celebrating Achievement
At the heart of the El Dorado County Fair, the Golden Star Student Booth stood as a testament to the remarkable accomplishments of young learners from all over the county, selected by their schools for a variety of academic and personal achievements. Each deserving winner was allowed to select a prize, symbolizing their achievements and recognizing their hard work. Moreover, they received a complimentary taco ticket for the 20-30 Club booth and enjoyed a memorable photo booth session. Each student took home a photo strip and proudly displayed another to represent their respective school district. The Golden Star Student Booth became a hub of celebration, where the achievements of these young individuals were applauded and cherished
Community Involvement and Volunteer Support
The success of the Fun Run and the Golden Star Student Booth would not have been possible without the dedication and support of numerous volunteers. The Kiwanis Club of Placerville was crucial in organizing the Fun Run, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Volunteers from the local school districts and EDCOE generously contributed their time and efforts throughout the fair weekend, assisting at the Golden Star Student Booth. Their unwavering commitment demonstrated the community's collective dedication to fostering educational excellence and nurturing the growth of young minds.
Reflecting on the success of the Fun Run and the Golden Star Student Booth, Dr. Ed Manansala, expressed his wholehearted support. He stated, "Events like the Fun Run provide a wonderful opportunity for our young students to showcase their talent, enthusiasm, and determination. The Golden Star Student Booth celebrates student achievements and inspires them to pursue excellence. I am immensely proud of these students and grateful to everyone involved, especially Kathy Dunkak and her Fairgrounds team, in making this event successful."
The El Dorado County Fair was a joyous occasion that united the community in celebrating the achievements of young students. As the fair came to a close, the participants, their families, and the community were left with cherished memories and a renewed appreciation for the incredible potential of the next generation.