Forming a Washington Fair Junior Fair Board is an excellent idea. The board is going to be created this year. The annual Fair will be Aug. 7-11.

Sixteen young people ages 13-18 will serve on the board, which will assist the senior board in many aspects of planning and operating the Fair.

This will be a great opportunity for leadership training and to instill a sense of responsibility in young people. We believe many who serve on the Junior Board will want to serve later on the adult board.

Young people will have to apply to serve on the board as volunteers. There will be a selection process. It really is a great opporunity for young people — an outstanding learning program. Serving on committees also will be a sound learning experience.

To be selected is going to be an honor.