The Ozark Empire Fair Youth of the Ozarks grant program applications are available from the fairgrounds office.

Each applicant will be judged on their participation with the Ozark Empire Fair. Applications are required to have worked, volunteered or exhibited at the 2000 and 2001 fairs. Other criteria include listing extracurricular activities and completing a formal request on the proposed use of the grant. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 21.

These grants of $500 each are part of a program established by the fair in 1992 to enhance and encourage the participation of youths in activities at the fair. The deadline to submit a completed application is Nov. 15.

For more information and to request an application, call the fair staff at (417) 833-2660.

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