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Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Announces 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Maryland State Fair

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism joined the Maryland State Fair today to announce Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Maryland State Fair. The annual event, which celebrates all Marylanders who volunteer to improve the state’s communities, offers discount passes for admission, food, and rides during the first Sunday of the fair. This year, Governor’s Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. to close. Volunteers must produce a printed copy of the pass in order to gain discount entry to the fair.

“We are happy to share the experience of the Maryland State Fair, which is a cornerstone tradition of the state, with the many Marylanders who selflessly serve our communities each day,” said Steve McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. “Our valued partnership with the Maryland State Fair has allowed us to thank thousands of volunteers on behalf of Governor Larry Hogan, and we hope many more volunteers and their loved ones will join us again.”

Each pass will admit up to five people to the fair for just $5. Discount passes may only be used on August 25 with a rain date of September 1, if the fair should close on the original date due to inclement weather. Groups and individuals can request discount passes by visiting: gosv.maryland.gov/governors-volunteer-appreciation-day-faqs/.


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