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  • The letter(s) will be in your own handwriting or typed with a nice font using a computer

  • The date must be spelled out – example August 2, 2015

  • The first sentence of the first paragraph begins with a word other than “I”.

  • A paragraph must be at least three sentences long

  • The first paragraph must include some for of thanks (see suggestions below)

  • A paragraph must relate a personal experience you had with your project

  • A paragraph must state what you are going to do with your life and profit you made for the buyer’s financial support.

  • The closing sentence can be one sentence (see suggested closing statements below)


Suggested opening lines:



  • You have made a difference in my life.  Thank you for supporting me by purchasing my (livestock project) at the 2006 Santa Clara County Fair….

  • Thank you for buying my (livestock project) at the 2006 Santa Clara County Fair…

  • A letter of thanks seems trivial compared to what you did for me.  By supporting me at the 2006 Santa Clara County Fair I (will) / (have” ….

** Appreciate, admire, be grateful for what they did for you***

Remember they paid much more than what normal market value is for your animal, make them feel appreciated for doing that.


Suggested Closing lines:


  • I will remember your generosity with appreciation and hope to be in a financial situation someday so that I too can support an FFA member at the fair….

  • Again, thank you for your generosity and willingness to help young people.  You are the kind of role model we need.

  • America needs more _________________.  Thank you for investing in my life and the future of the FFA.










Guidelines for writing a Santa Clara County Fair Thank You Letter:

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