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Barton County Fair
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Next week marks the beginning of my 26th year as your Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent. The old adage “Time flies when you are having fun” is definitely true. It does not seem like a year has passed since I was ordering bread for the 4-H barbecue or lining up roasters for preparing the baked beans. Hopefully you have connected with a 4-H member to purchase your barbecue ticket. Prices do increase after July 1st.
During the next few weeks my job responsibilities shift from the usual adult education audiences to a support role in the 4-H and youth development area. As our office and the 4-H families look forward to the Fair I want to remind you one more time about the 4-H Fashion Revue set for Wednesday, July 1st, beginning at 7 P.M. at the Crest Theater. This years’ version will showcase 50 scripts of garments either constructed or purchased in the buymanship project. Knitted and crocheted items will also be modeled this year.  (One model will be a 4 legged friend!)
The Barton County Fair dates are July 8th through the 12th. 4-H families join together with Fairboard members on Monday, July 6th to transform the exhibit building to a fun, decorated spot to showcase the work of the previous year. It’s not too late to consider entering something in the Open class division of the Fair. Entries are accepted on Wednesday, July 8th from 8-noon and perishable food and garden produce comes in on July 9th before 9:30.
Audrey and Sahyra, our summer interns, are looking forward to setting up an educational booth at the Fair, as they work to expand 4-H in our community. They have had a successful June working with students at Riley and Park Schools and will have several items from their projects on display, so make sure to look for them.
A complete list of fair activities can be found online at:  Our Extension office staff will move out to the Expo grounds from the 8th to the 12th. Thanks for your understanding and we will see you at the Fair!
Donna Krug is the Family and Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research and Extension. You may reach her at: (620)793-1910 or