Friday, April 18, 2008


Delaware State Fair, Inc.,
in partnership with
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children,
is seeking nominations for its All-Star Youth program. The program was originally developed in 2001 to recognize adolescents for their outstanding societal contributions, personal successes, or heroic endeavors despite life’s adversities. New this year the Delaware State Fair, Inc. in conjunction with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital will also include in the criteria for the “All-Star Youth” living a healthy lifestyle as defined by the Nemours’ 5-2-1 Almost None initiative.

From the nominations, ten “All-Star Youth” are selected—one boy or girl to represent each day of the Fair. The winners are recognized at the Fair’s annual stockholder’s dinner, in the Fair’s nightly parade, and on the Fair’s website. Each All-Star Youth receives, on his/her day of recognition, a cash prize, a plaque recognizing his/her achievement, free gate admission to the Fair, carnival ride tickets, and a Delaware State Fair tee shirt.

To nominate a child who has displayed outstanding courage, commitment and/or achievement, please submit a letter of recommendation, along with supporting materials,
Delaware State Fair
P.O. Box 28
Harrington, DE 19952

Nominees must be 20 years of age or younger as of July 1, 2008. Nominations will not be accepted after May 19, 2008. Any questions regarding this program please call (302) 398-3269.

Mission Statement: The All-Star Youth of-the-Day program was established by the Delaware State Fair to honor ten young people for their remarkable accomplishments in one of the following areas: volunteer service to the community; heroic deeds; exceptional scholastic achievement; outstanding athletic accomplishment; or exhibiting a healthy lifestyle identified by the Nemours’ 5-2-1 Almost None initiative.