Join the 2016 Fairplex Ambassador Program!

One of the things we love about working at Fairplex is the diversity in all of our programs. While fun runs and Fairs are definitely part of our game, community involvement is an equally — if not more — important part of who we are.

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Every day we invite the community to our campus in the form of field trips, youth and adult classes, art events, child development services and a number of other community partnerships. We love seeing our neighbors visiting us on a regular basis!

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But we can’t do this alone. A large part of our community effort comes from our volunteers in the Fairplex Ambassador program. We have blogged about this before and thought the start of a new year would be a great time to re-introduce the program to our new readers.

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Fairplex ambassadors have numerous parts to play year-round. One day you might be helping out at our Halloween neighborhood party, the next you could be acting as a docent at a Farm field trip.

During the Fair you will likely be guiding students and teachers through the educational aspects of LACF. Events vary from month to month and it’s rare that you’ll do the same thing twice in a row.

Hear from past ambassadors on their favorite parts of volunteering at Fairplex!

Who You Will Impact
Being an ambassador gives you the opportunity to touch hundreds of lives. Students, teachers, families, teens and seniors will benefit from the time you spend with them. Fairplex employees also enjoy working side by side with volunteers on various community projects; it’s truly a family effort.

How To Join
If being a Fairplex ambassador is something you want to do in 2016, signing up is easy! Just fill out the form on our website. Our community relations team will contact you and walk you through our orientation program. You’ll be volunteering in no time.

Being a Fairplex ambassador means you are both a part of our surrounding community and a part of the Fairplex family. Without you we wouldn’t be able to carry out as many events and services as we do. Thank you! 

Holiday Fun in the Inland Empire

As winter break nears, the holiday spirit seems to infect everyone. There are plenty of festive events happening as we close out 2012. Here are some of our top choices for the Inland Empire area:

1. Holiday Cookie Decorating Party at Fairplex

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Whether you decide to save your cookies for dessert with the family or to demolish them on the spot (by way of teeth and tummy), it is up to you.

Unleash the creative side of your brain and decorate a cookie and spend some time with the IE community over a cup of hot chocolate!


2. Mission Inn Festival of Lights

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For the past 20 years, the owners of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa have opened their holiday-eager arms to the community by way of lighting up their resort with over 3.6 million Christmas lights, opening an outdoor ice skating rink (available until Dec. 20), setting up a fully ornamented Christmas tree, bringing Santa Claus to the kids and unleashing the talents of Dickensian carolers.

3. Christmas In The Colonies
Those who grew up in Southern California might remember field trips to Riley’s Farm during the fall and spring months to learn all about log building, square dancing, apple picking and essentially being  transported into a world devoid of television, electricity and the comforts of modern day living. During the holiday season Riley’s Farm transforms into colonial Virginia with Christmas in the Colonies complete with a Christmas feast, carols and “old-school” dancing.

4. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. The Inland Empire is just minutes away from the snowy mountains! If you are so inclined, take the family up for a time of sledding, snowball fights, snowman building and for those who have  the skill, ski and snowboard before the short season comes to an end.

The past month has been full of Christmas and holiday celebrations, parades and festivals. If there are any you would like to give a shout-out to, just leave a comment below and we’ll add it to this post!