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Celebrating Local Agriculture


3 COUNTY FAIR WILL BE 3 FILLED WITH ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES TO CHECK DONE BY LOCAL 4-HERS AND THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA CLUBS. THE NATIONWIDE YOUTH BASED ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEST KNOWN FOR PROMOTING FARMING AS A CAREER PATH. JOINING ME THIS MORNING ON LIVING LOCAL TO TALK ABOUT THE COOL ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE AT THE FAIR, WE HAVE KATE LAWRENCE.WELCOME TO THE SHOW. 3 1. SO WHAT CAN FAMILIES LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN ATTENDING THE BOTETOURT COUNTY FAIR? 3 2. THE PART OF A FAIR THAT I LIKE 2. THE PART OF A AND THEN BE HONEST. I’M PRETTIY COMPETITIVE. JASON IS LAUGHING AT ME. ONE THING INTRIGUED ME AND I HEAR THERE ARE COMPETITIONS AND AUCTIONS AND TELL BUS THE 4HEVENTS? ANY KID THAT WANTS TO SIGN UP, WE’LL GIVE THEM 25DAY OLD CHICKENS, CHICKS, IN APRIL. AND THEY BELIEVESINGER SO AND THEY GET THEM NO COST TO THEM AND THEY’RE RESPONSIBLE TO TAKE THEM HOME AND RAISE THEM THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AND THEN FAMILIAR WITH THE CHICKEN LIFE SPAN AND RIGHT NOW THE HENS ARE READY TO START LAYING THE EGGS AND DOING THE JOB AND GOING TO WORK. THEN THEY’LL BRING 5 OF THOSE 25 BACK TO THE FAIR. THEY COMPETE WITH THEM TO SEE WHO DID THE BEST JOB RAISING THE CHICKENS. AND THEN AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT CONTEST WE’LL AUCTION THOSE OFF. SO PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY ARE INTERESTED IN ADDING TO THE FLOCK, WE’RE STARTING THE NEW FLOCK AND THEN IT’S ABOUT $15 AND THEN IT’S A LOT OF AUCTION AND THEN IT’S 10 TO 25 AND BUY A LOT OF 5 AND 15 OF BIRD TIMES 5 AND TAKE THEM HOME WITH YOU. ALSO A LOT OF TRADITIONAL CONTESTS AND THEN IT’S WITH YOUTH SXOENL THE TRADITIONAL FAIR CONTEST LIKE BAKED GOODS AND CANNED GOODS, PRODUCE, QUILTING, SEWING, NEEDLE WORK AND PHOTOGRAPHERY AND ALL OF THAT STUFF IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE’LL TAKE ENTRIES ON FRIDAY FROM 7, I’M SORRY, FROM 5 P.M. UNTIL 7. IT’S NOT TOO LATE? ABSOLUTELY. DON’T NEED TO PREENTER ANYTHING FOR THE HOMEMAKING CONTEST THAT ARE OPEN TO ALL AND IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER THOSE. AND THAT IS BY TOMORROW? FRIDAY, 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M. IS WHEN WE WILL TAKE THE ENTRIES IN AT THE FAIR GROUND. AND IT IS NOT A FAIR WITHOUT FOOD, HOWEVER NOT TRADITIONAL FAIR FOOD. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON THE FOOD FRONT? GREAT FOOD BUT NO FUNNEL CAKES. THE FFA DOES REALLY WONDERFUL PORK COP DINNERS. JAMES RIVER FFA DOES A CORN ON THE COP AND WE’LL HAVE HAMBURGSER AND HOT DOGS AND ACE CREAM AND ALL KEENDS OF THINGS LIKE THAT AND THEN THE COMMUNITY VENDORS AND YOU CAN PICK THOSE ALL UP. AND THEN THEN IT’S IMPORTANT TO LET US KNOW WHEN AND WHERE IS ALL THIS HAPPENING? THE FAIR IS HELD AT THE BUCK HANON TOWN PARK WHICH IS ON LOW STREET IN THE TOWN OF BUCKHANNON. THE MAJORITY GALLON ON SATURDAY AND WE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 9 A.M. AND WE’LL WRAP UP WITH THE LIVE STOCK AUCTION ABOUT 2:00. SO WE’LL BE CONCLUDING ABOUT THIRTYTWO:30 OR 4. AND IT’S ALL FREE. IT’S TOTALLY FREE. AND BEST OF LUCK FOR THE

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