By Snohomish County Government | Press Release

MONROE, Wash., August 17, 2020 – Snohomish County Fair Park staff and volunteers will host a countywide drive-thru food drive on Thursday, August 27, as a way to celebrate the Fair community even though the Evergreen State Fair was canceled due to COVID-19. It will be hosted at the Evergreen State Fair Park in Monroe from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the West parking lot.

You are invited to decorate your vehicle in a fun Fair-inspired theme!  Ideas could include: County Fair elements, Americana, fair food, carnival ride, race car or even a pig! Participants could win a Family 4–Pack of Fair admission and Carnival tickets to the 2021 Evergreen State Fair. Businesses are also welcome to decorate their business vehicle for a chance to win 12 fair admissions. There will also be a variety of food trucks at the event for take-out.

All State guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed for this drive-thru event. Items collected from this event will be donated to food banks countywide in partnership with Volunteers of America and the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition.

“The need for access to good, free food is ever-present, and we don’t see that need ending for several more months, if not into 2021,” said Jessica Moore, Director of Development for Volunteers of America Western Washington. “Monetary donations are the best so that we have the flexibility to buy the food we need.”

Suggested items for the food drive include: monetary donations, diapers, baby wipes, hygiene/toiletry items, canned vegetables/goods, pasta, peanut butter, rice, kitchen staples and other non-perishable items.

More information:  https://www.evergreenfair.org

About Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

The Snohomish County Parks system is incredibly diverse and boasts almost 12,000 acres of parks and open space; over 110 park properties; 100s of miles of trails and access to fresh and saltwater shorelines. Major regional park assets such as the Evergreen State Fair Park, Kayak Point Park, Lord Hill Park and the Centennial and Interurban Trail systems host local, regional and national events that draw over 5 million visitors each year to Snohomish County.

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