Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for "THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY- BOOK DRIVE" at the 2012 L.A. County Fair, which closes this Sunday, September 30th. As a part of this year's festivities, the Los Angeles County Fair organized a number of community-related events designed to support our local community and provided FREE admission to fairgoers who participate in the featured donation. 

Today's "THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY" is a Book Drive. Bring in one (1) NEW or gently used book from noon to 6 p.m. and you will receive one FREE admission to the L.A. County Fair, which is good for today only. Proceeds benefit the Pomona Unified School District, Children's Smiles and the Learning Centers at Fairplex. Since 2008, Children's Smiles has been changing the outlook and lives of children  who have been physically or mentally abused or have survived a traumatic life event. Many of the books donated will go to children in homeless shelters. The Learning Centers at Fairplex support a vast array of relevant educational programs that provide hands-on educational experiences in a unique environment during the L.A. County Fair and throughout the year. Beginning with the community's youngest learners at infancy, The Learning Centers at Fairplex also provide educational opportunities for school-age children, high school students and adults.

If you forget to bring in a book, don't fret. The L.A. County Fair has many opportunities for fairgoers to receive FREE or discounted admission to the fair. Fair admission is just $5 after 5 p.m., today and Friday when you present this coupon: $5 after 5 p.m. Coupon

Don't forget, today is also "Thirsty Thursday," where guests can enjoy half-price fountain beverages and bottled water all day. 

Save on admission during "Food Drive Fridays"! From noon to 6 p.m., guests receive FREE fair admission in exchange for five (5) canned products on each Friday that the fair is open. Free admission is good that day only. The canned products will be donated to Los Angeles Regional Food Bank with a portion going to the honored community of the day for distribution to their charity.

Today, Thursday, September 27th is also "Mount San Antonio College Day" and "Azusa Pacific University Day," which are part of the L.A. County Fair's special "College Days," which features specific college campuses. Students, faculty and staff receive one FREE admission on their respective college day. Alumni receive half-price admission on their respective day. A coupon or voucher is required for all college day discounts. Participants are encouraged to wear their school colors. Mt. SAC and Azusa Pacific University students, faculty and staff can get FREE admission to the fair today by clicking on the following link and bringing their school ID and this coupon with them: Mt. SAC Students, Faculty & Staff Coupon and Azusa Pacific University Students, Faculty & Staff Coupon.

Attention Cal State San Bernardino students, faculty and staff! Friday, September 28th is "Cal State San Bernardino Day" at the L.A. County Fair! Students, faculty and staff receive one FREE admission on their respective college day. Alumni receive half-price admission on their respective day. A coupon or voucher is required for all college day discounts. Participants are encouraged to wear their school colors. To get FREE admission to the fair on "Cal State San Bernardino Day," click on the following link and bring your school ID and this coupon with them: Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon.

Saturday, September 29th, is "UCLA Day"! Students, faculty and staff receive one FREE admission on their respective college day. Alumni receive half-price admission on their respective day. A coupon or voucher is required for all college day discounts. Participants are encouraged to wear their school colors. Don't forget! FREE fair admission for UCLA students, faculty and staff this Saturday when you bring your school ID & this coupon (Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon) to the L.A. County Fair! 

Weekday admission to the 2012 L.A. County Fair is $12 for adults (ages 13+), $7 for childrens (ages 6-12), $9 for seniors (ages 60+) and FREE for children ages 5 and under. Admission prices on Saturday and Sunday are $17 for adults (ages 13+), $12 for childrens (ages 6-12), $14 for seniors (ages 60+) and FREE for children ages 5 and under. The L.A. County Fair is open today from noon to 11 p.m.; Friday, noon to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fair closes on Sunday, September 30th. Parking is $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Valet parking is available at Gate 3 for $30.


For more information:
Now through September 30th
2012 L.A. County Fair
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111
http://www.lacountyfair.com/

"Thoughtful Thursday" Book Drive
Today
Noon to 6 p.m. 
FREE admission when you bring one (1) new or gently used book

Children's Smiles
7660 Fay Avenue, Suite H #129
La Jolla, CA 92037
http://www.childrenssmiles.org/

The Learning Centers at Fairplex
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4206
(909) 865-4646 FAX
http://www.tlcfairplex.org/

$5 Fair Admission After 5 p.m. 
Today and Friday
L.A. County Fair 
$5 after 5 p.m. Coupon

"Mount San Antonio College Day" & "Azusa Pacific University Day"
Thursday, September 27th
FREE admission for Mt. SAC & Azusa Pacific University students, faculty and staff with college ID & coupon
Mt. SAC Students, Faculty & Staff Coupon & Azusa Pacific University Students, Faculty & Staff Coupon

"Cal State San Bernardino Day"
Friday, September 28th
FREE admission for Cal State San Bernardino students, faculty and staff with college ID & coupon
Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon

"UCLA Day"
Saturday, September 29th
FREE admission for UCLA students, faculty and staff with college ID & coupon
Student, Faculty & Staff Coupon

"Food Drive Friday"
Noon to 6 p.m. 
Friday, September 28th
Bring in 5 canned products and receive one FREE admission 

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com