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      DNR looking for volunteers during U.P. State Fair

      The Marquette Department Natural Resources is looking for some volunteers to help out at their Pocket Park as part of the U.P. State Fair running from August 11 to 17.

      Volunteers are only needed for a few hours per day to teach the participants the basics of fishing, archery and marksmanship. DNR officials say the Pocket Park is the DNR's tried and tested way of showing people at the festival a fun time.

      "We have it open to the public during the fair so people can come in and look at our exhibits," says Debbie Munson Badini of the DNR. "The kids and their families can learn how to fish and shoot guns, do archery and it's just a way to really reach out to the large amount of people that come to the fair each year."

      Volunteering is not without its perks. Volunteers will get free admission to the fair on the day they show up, a t-shirt, and a lunch.

      To volunteer, sign up with the Marquette DNR office by July 31.