Four local young adults named to state fair councils

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Thirty-five youth, including four from Taylor County, have been selected to serve on the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Project Advisory Council.

It is the largest council named since the program began in 2009, and the youth represent 30 high schools and colleges in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

YAP Advisory Council members serve on one of three committees, based on their interests and skills, from music to agriculture or marketing and social media. Each committee includes at least one college-aged advisor and at least one returning council member. One fourth of the council members served on the council last year, bringing experience and continuity to the program.

Rachel Hinton and Isaac Thompson were named to the agriculture committee.

Tiffany Browning will serve on the marketing and social media committee.

Cassidy Blair will serve on the music committee.

Taylor County has more youth serving on the committee than any other county.

The Kentucky State Fair YAP Advisory Council meets as a group three times, including a weekend retreat in the spring. In between the meetings, advisors share ideas on social media discussion boards.

The programs they help develop are featured on the YAP Facebook page www.facebook.com/ksfyoungadultproject.

The Young Adult Project is an initiative of the Kentucky State Fair, to involve young adults ages 14 to 20 in planning, promoting and producing innovative new Kentucky State Fair programs for their peers. The YAP Advisory Council works with State Fair staff members to book youth bands and develop programming for the YAP Tent on the Thrillway. YAP programs include Ag Olympics, the Battle of the Bands, the youth Songwriter Contest, the ProAm Jam and the Discovery Farm Video and PowerPoint Contest.