Today marks my last day with the N.C. State Fair through North Carolina’s State Government Internship Program. Though it is cliche to say, I can’t believe that my time at the fair has come to a close so quickly. I feel as though it was just yesterday that I met all the wonderful people that I’ve worked with here. The good news is that I will be back to assist the Deep Fried Crew during their busiest time before, during and immediately after the fair.
I know that my experience here will help me in my future career, but more importantly it has further sparked the passion that I have for public service. I’ve had the opportunity to blog both here and at the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services blog, contribute to the fair’s social media efforts, craft a few news releases and coordinate a high school advertising campaign.
I hope to see you all at the fair in October, and I can’t wait to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the fair works. Though you’ll see my weekend updates through the end of the year, it’s time for me to sign off for now. Before I do, I want to say a big thank you to Flying Bob, Merrie Go Round, Firecracker, Bearded Lady and Blue Ribbon for being great teachers and co-workers over the course of the summer.
There’s something truly magical about the State Fair. I’ve experienced a taste of that magic this summer and it’s really been a privilege.