Supervisors select state fair exhibit designers
Glenn County supervisors unanimously approved hiring Terrie Barr and the Salvagno family of Orland to design the county's 2013 California State Fair exhibit.
Barr and her family constructed the 2012 exhibit that focused on Glenn County as a great place to raise children with the theme "Growing Up Green in Glenn County."
It won a gold award and a special honor for "Best Special Effects/Animation."
The Salvagno family has designed and built Glenn County exhibits in 2002, 2003, 2005-2009, 2011 and 2012.
Board members gave the go ahead to submit an entry to the California State Fair and authorize a contract with Barr to do the 2013 exhibit.
The theme for 2013 is yet to be decided, Barr said Monday.
"I am sure we will come up with something clever," Barr said.
She added she is anxious to get the paperwork done and get to work. Ideas for the exhibit should come in January, she said, as things get more firm.
Right now, Barr said she does not know how big the county's booth space will be, so she cannot talk about ideas extensively until then.
She should know the dimensions by March and can come up with sketches then, Barr said.
Once everything is decided, then construction begins in the spring inside her back warehouse.
Then a big tent goes up in front of her store on Sixth Street, and components of the exhibit will be built in it.
As the State Fair gets closer, the pace picks up and everything is hauled to Sacramento about two weeks before the fair begins in the summer.
Final construction is completed down there, Barr said.
The sample contract calls for a fee of $6,500 with funding coming from a combination of recycling, advertising and market development money from the county and the cities of Willows and Orland.
This will be Glenn County's 24th consecutive year in the California State Fair's Counties Exhibit program, officials said.
California State county exhibit date back to the 1870s and is the only competition of its kind to showcase all of the counties within a state, a board report said.
This exhibit provides counties with an opportunity to showcase their resources and highlight what makes their areas desirable, officials said.