Pictured are the 2023 Teen Ambassadors. From left to right: Lindsey Crisanti, Abigail Carlburg, Beth Lindsey, Emma Lindsey, Logan Ellsworth, Mackenzy Graziano, Cassie Skal, Madayln Reading, and Jaidyn Newhouse.

Pictured are the 2023 Teen Ambassadors.

Excitement at the Fair

Dunkirk, NEW YORK (July 21, 2023) – While rides warmed up, and 4-H members showed animals and projects the Chautauqua County Fair opened on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023. The fair kicked off with a boom as the annual cannon ceremony sounded off at 10:30 a.m.

Welcoming comments were provided by Dave Wilson who introduced the Fair Board and several guests of honor. These special quests included, Senator George Borello, assemblyman Andy Goodell, County Executive PJ Wendel, county legislators: Susan Parker, Tom Nelson, and Lisa Vanstrom. We also have the Mayor of Dunkirk, Willie Rosas, and Mayor of Fredonia, Doug Essek in attendance. The 4-H Teen Ambassadors were able to take these people on a personal tour of the fairgrounds.

4-H Teen Ambassadors are young leaders who are skilled, enthusiastic and have a passion for promoting 4-H. This group of youth led the opening ceremony in the National Anthem and treated the VIPs to a complementary milkshake at the 4-H snack bar. This year’s teen ambassadors that raised the money to be able to treat these people to a milkshake are Beth Lindsey, Emma Lindsey, Mackenzy Graziano, Jaidyn Newhouse, Abigail Carlberg, Logan Ellsworth, Madalyn Reading, and Garrett Lesch. All of which really excel in the 4-H program. Thank you to all the VIPs who were in attendance of our tour of the 4-H barns. The teen ambassadors are currently working at building back their program and are constantly seeking donations and running fundraisers. If you feel like donating to a great cause, please contact the 4-H office at 716-664-9502 ext. 212.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated July 21, 2023