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Youth Fair is April 29-30; other dates to remember

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By Roberta Hunt

For over 100 years in Kentucky, project work has been the backbone of 4-H and it’s “learn by doing” motto. By using their hands and imagination to create and complete projects, children develop and learn life skills.  
This week Washington County 4-H would like to announce the annual 4-H Youth Fair where 4-H members can showcase projects they have completed.  The Youth Fair is scheduled for April 29 and 30 at the Washington County Extension Office.  Projects should be submitted to the extension office on Friday, April 29 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  and the office will close for judging at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 30 the doors will open at 10 a.m. for public viewing of the exhibits. Door prizes will be given out at 1:30 p.m. and check out of exhibits begins afterwards.  All exhibitors are asked to pick up their projects beginning after door prizes and before 2 p.m.  
New this year will be an Open and Youth Rabbit and Poultry Show sponsored by the Washington County 4-H Spurs & Furs Club. Youth and adults from around central Kentucky will be showing their rabbits and various poultry. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and judging at 10 a.m. Awards will include ribbon, trophies and premium money. A “drawing” table will be a fundraising activity for the club so bring your loose change to support the club. The public is invited to attend this free event.  Parking will be available in the Springfield Sun Parking lot.
For more details on entries for both the 4-H Youth Fair and Open Rabbit & Poultry show, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.
UPCOMING DATES
The 4-H Talent Show will be on Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.    4-H participants must pre-register by April 22, 4:30 p.m. at the latest at the extension office.  For more information contact the Washington Co. Extension Office at 336-7741.
4-Her’s participating in the 4-H fundraiser should return their money to the extension office by next week.  There are several cases left to sell, so 4-H members who want to continue to earn for prize money may do so.
Although 4-H Camp forms will be accepted through June 1, the early bird deadline for the drawing of the Walmart gift card was April 15.  The winner was Reno Boone from St. Dominic Elementary School. Congratulations!  Camp spots are limited, especially for the boys, so Washington County 4-Hers planning on going to camp should get their pre-camp applications and deposits in as soon as possible.
The 4-H Jr. Gardening Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 3:30 p.m. at the extension office.  Please contact the extension office by noon on April 25 if you plan on attending.
The Hooves & Horns 4-H Club will hold a grooming and showing clinic on Tuesday, April 26 .  The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at the Lincoln Homestead Park pavilion, 6 p.m. and the clinic will follow at Tim and Lori Graves farm on Rudd Lane.  For more information contact the extension office
The Best Sewers in Town 4-H Club will hold their modeling workshop on Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 p.m. at the extension office.
For more information on 4-H projects and activities, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.
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