Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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July 8, 2014

Fair showcases 4-H'ers' achievements

A new project and grandstand event will debut at this summer’s Franklin County 4-H Fair July 12-19 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Brookville.

“We have added creative writing, and these entries were due (July 9) so the judges have time to read them .... We’ve been really pleased with what the youth have written about,” reports Angie Riffle, 4-H youth educator.

“On Saturday, July 12, we’ve added a grandstand event to bring in more people. Wolfe Bros. Racing will present ATV flat drags at 7 p.m.”

There is new pricing for the grandstand spectacles, which also include an antique tractor pull July 14, Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers Truck & Tractor Pulls July 15-16, Motocross/ATV races July 17 and flat drags July 18-19. “To make it more family friendly, it’s $5 per person” to attend an event, she points out.

Some of the other highlights are “watching the youth show their livestock and have their projects judged .... The fair revolves around the youth.”

There are about 500 kids in regular 4-H and 100 in Mini 4-H, who will produce about 2,800 projects that will be displayed throughout the week. “We have so many talented youth in our county that create high-quality works,” she adds.

Riffle encourages the public to attend and support the kids at the various events, including the dog show and agility July 11; horse and pony show July 12; poultry, dairy and sheep shows July 14; beef, starter calf and rabbit shows July 15; swine and pet shows July 16; and goat shows July 17.

“Thursday (July 17) is the 4-H Showman of Showmen Contest, where the best of the best will compete. It’s a big deal. The livestock auction is Friday (July 18) at 6:30 p.m. .... It helps the kids save money for college and pay for feed for their livestock.”

She reveals, “There are lots of clubs and organizations that have food booths at the fair .... and Tuesday (July 15) is Rib Eye Day,” when Cattlemen’s Association members serve those dinners. Pork chop dinners will be served Wednesday, July 16, sponsored by the Pork Producers. “Plus there are all the other fair foods from the midway.”

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