Sunday, November 22, 2015


DAGUPAN CITY – Cash prizes await exhibitors participating in the Agri Fair 2015 slated on December 9-10 at the Senior Citizen’s Park when the city celebrates its 401 years as a parish with a fiesta on December 4 to 31 this year on the theme ‘Happy City, Happy Family’.
The exhibition will start at 8:00 am of December 9 until 6:00 pm of December 10 and will feature an array of organically-grown products from the different public schools as well as exhibitors coming from nearby towns and provinces.
Accordingly, regular exhibitors and all “Gulayan sa Paaralan” exhibitors are eligible to join the search for the Best Exhibitor. Each exhibitor will be judged based on the following criteria and point distribution:  Booth design, 30 points; staffing, 20 points; adherence to theme, 20 points; over-all appeal, 15 points; ecological awareness, 10 points; and entrepreneurship, 5 points for a total of 100 points.
Prizes for the winners are as follows: 1st place, P10,000; 2nd place, P7,000; 3rd place, P5,000 and a consolation prize of P1,000.
Awarding of prizes to winners will be in the afternoon of December 10 at the Senior Citizen’s Park.
City Agriculture Emma J. Molina said the fair is in line with the ‘Pagsasarili Program’ of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez which encourages children in schools to take part in attaining sustainability and food security in the community through school gardening by using new technologies like aquaponics and hydroponics.    
In adherence to green technology, the city is encouraging all exhibitors to use paper-based products in wrapping their products to buyers.

“Exhibitors are allowed to sell their products but we would like them to use paper-based products instead of using polystyrene materials while the use of plastics is encouraged to be used minimally,” said Molina.
Molina added that any interested exhibitors are still welcome to join and each one of them will be provided with tents, tables and chairs.
“What is good with our fair is that the exhibitors are free to join us with no expense on their part, except in the decorations of their booth,” said Molina. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Nov. 17, 2015)

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