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OC Fair & Event Center announces official unveiling of Agricultural Workers Memorial

On Aug. 25, OC Fair & Event Center will officially unveil Table of Dignity, the newly renovated agricultural workers memorial. The public art piece commemorates the contributions of agricultural workers to the growth and prosperity of Orange County.

The memorial was designed as a restful place for guests to gather and celebrate the beauty and abundance created by those who have worked in the fields and on the farms of Orange County.

The memorial is comprised of three key design elements: two large-scale entry portals made of rammed earth (creating the impression of free-standing walls), a central sculptural table made of a large boulder and a single-cut tree slab (designed to commemorate agricultural workers’ contributions of food on our tables), and a perimeter bench constructed of large timber surrounding the landscape. A grape arbor stretching above the memorial is growing to create a shady place for visitors to pause and reflect.

New additions to the memorial include plaques explaining the meaning and intention of the Table of Dignity and the names of OC Fair board members recognizing their dedication to the project. The arbor and additional seating have been added to the original design and the rammed earth walls have been renovated and stabilized.

The unveiling of the memorial will be held on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the east end of Centennial Farm. Admission is free. Please RSVP at

Comunicado de prensa: OC Fair & Event Center annuncia la inaguracion del Memorial en homenaje a los Trabajadores Agricolas

El 25 de Agosto, el OC Fair & Event Center inagura la Mesa de la Dignidad, la reciénte renovación del homenaje a los trabajadores agrícolas. La obra de arte pública conmemora las contribuciones de los trabajadores agrícolas a la prosperidad del Condado de Orange.

El homenaje fue diseñado para ser un lugar tranquilo donde los visitantes pueden reunirse y celebrar la belleza y abundancia creadas por aquellos que han trabajado en los campos y en las granjas del Condado de Orange.

El homenaje está compuesto de tres elementos de diseño: dos portales de entrada a gran escala hechas de tierra apisonada (lo cual crea la impresión de una pared que está de pie sin soporte), una mesa escultural compuesta de una gran roca (que forma la base) y una sola pieza extraida de un tronco de árbol (formando la mesa que conmemora las contribuciones de los trabajadores agrícolas de cosechar comida para nuestras mesas) y bancas alrededor construidas de madera. Un cenador de uvas, ubicado arriba del homenaje está creciendo para crear sombra para que losvisitantespuedan descansar y reflexionar.

Nuevas adiciones al homenaje incluyen una placa que explica el significado de La Mesa de la Dignida y los nombres de los miembros de la Junta Directiva del OC Fair, reconociéndolos por su dedicación al proyecto. El cenador de uvas y las bancas han sido agregados al diseño original y las paredes de tierra apisonada han sido renovadas y estabilizadas.

La ceremonia de la inauguración tomara acabo el 25 de Agosto a las 10 A.M. en el lado este de Centennial Farm. La entrada es gratuita. Por favor RSVP usando el link

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