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'All of what is new and what is old'

Lara McGinnis will begin planning for the 2012 Kenai Peninsula Fair before 2011's...would like to volunteer at this year's Kenai Peninsula Fair, contact Lara McGinnis at 907-567-3670. For more information and a full schedule of events...
KP fair has big changes

...vocal group that won this season's "Sing Off" on NBC, will perform at the Ninilchick Fairgrounds Aug. 15-17.Lara McGinnis, the Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Fair, said this is the first year she attempted to bring in "big...
Peninsula Conference hoops tourney preview: Tons of basketball on the horizon

...played by the time the tournament wraps up Saturday.The event is so big that the Peninsula Conference had to tap Lara McGinnis as the tournament director because it would be too difficult for just one school to host."No school in the region...
Kenai Peninsula Fair goes smoke-free

...Peninsula Fair's policy follows the smoke-free efforts of the Alaska State Fair, which went smoke-free in 2011. Lara McGinnis, Kenai Peninsula Fair manager, wrote in a press release that the smoke-free fair affirms a family friendly atmosphere...
Peninsula State Fair grows but keeps family 4-H focus while "Clammin' It Up"

...son of two time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey of Sterling. "It was the best fair I NEVER saw," said fair manager Lara McGinnis, "I was home sick for most of it, but did get in Saturday morning for a little bit to help out with the pig races...
What happens at the Fair keeps on happening all year long?

...smiles on children's faces and the highest prices ever at the 4-H Junior Market Livestock auction. Fair director Lara McGinnis who has overseen many renovations at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds was excited about the results of this year's fairs...
Dashing through the dirt

...earrings and silver bracelets. "We couldn't have asked for a better day for the fair," Fairgrounds Coordinator Lara McGinnis said. "It was phenomenal. The sun was shining; people were smiling; the acts were phenomenal. It was a slam dunk...
Local women battle in annual Backwoods Girl Competition of them handed the baby off, and most moms will hand the baby to someone to care for," Fairgrounds Coordinator Lara McGinnis said. "And if you watched, they almost all did everything in the same order." Last year the competition was rained...
Come for the fishing, stay for the festivals

...they missed, Tarbox said. Tourists also travel to communities outside the mainstream circuit for local events, said Lara McGinnis, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds coordinator. "We're a tourism-driven community," she said, about Ninilchik...
'Get into the dirt'

...for his farm. There was a tremendous amount at the Tuesday meeting, he said. Kenai Peninsula Fairground Director Lara McGinnis said farms provide valuable experiences for at-risk youth who may otherwise feel uprooted and purposeless. She has...


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