It may have been only $7, but it was enough to burn a hole in the conscience of a former Utah County Fair volunteer.

"Several years ago I was involved in the Utah County pageant," an anonymous volunteer said in a letter delivered last week to the County Commission. "I sold two tickets and failed to turn in the money. Enclosed you will find the $7 I failed to turn in. Thank you."County Commissioner Sid Sandberg said the money will go toward making up the county fair's 1988 shortfall of about $22,000.