Deadline approaching to try out to sing national anthem at Mid-State Fair

The public has until 5 p.m. May 28 to submit recorded tryouts for a spot to sing the national anthem at The California Mid-State Fair.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail by June 18 of the outcome, fair officials said.

Each year the fair offers local singers the opportunity to sing before each concert in the Main Grandstand Arena.

Interested singers should send a DVD recording of themselves singing the anthem with an application available on www.midstatefair.com, to California Mid-State Fair, Attention: National Anthem, P.O Box 8, Paso Robles CA, 93447.

DVDs will not be returned.

This year's fair will run July 21 through Aug. 1.