Adams County 4-H Fair to kick off Sunday
The 2012 Adams County 4-H Fair will get underway this Sunday and will continue through Thursday at the fairgrounds in Monroe. There will be free admission to all events.
Sunday's highlights will include the tractor contest, pork producers’ supper, 4-H horse and pony show, cat show and dog demonstration. Stage events will begin at 6 p.m. with the Miss Adams County contest occurring at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., the featured stage performance will be the Ricochet Cloggers.
On Monday at 10:30 a.m., the dining hall will open and it will be open 10:30 a.m. daily through Wednesday 10 p.m. As always, the food will include sloppy joes, chicken and noodle soup, potato salad, various other salads and pies and cakes.
One highlighted event this year will be the Young McDonalds Farm that will be introduced by Adams County Farm Bureau Young Farmers. Families will get the opportunity to learn about a variety of farm animals. Hours of operation include Sunday from 3-9 p.m. and Monday from 5-9 p.m. The event will be located in the pork producer building.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the annual 4-H parade will line the streets of Monroe. Following the parade, there will be the introduction of the parade grand marshals and 4-H ambassadors, with the selection of this year's 2012 Royal Ambassador.
This year's ambassadors include Devan Barger, Adams Central senior; Lori Dunham, Adams Central junior; Cody Fuelling, Bellmont High School; Dusty Lee Gremaux, Adams Central senior; Ryan Hockemyer, Bellmont High School junior; Casey Kreuckeberg, Bellmont High School senior, Elizabeth Liechty, homeschooled; Macy Mudd, Adams Central graduate; Logan Roe, Adams Central junior and Elizabeth Shaw, Bellmont High School.
This year's parade grand marshals include 4-H club leaders Shirley Steiner and Gloria Sommer. Together, Steiner and Sommer have 36 years of service as 4-H volunteers. For many years, they were the Hartford Happy-Go-Lucky Club leaders.
On Wednesday, members of the Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council will be in charge of serving at the food stand and will be displaying various posters related to alcohol and drug abuse throughout the fairgrounds. In addition, there will be a display table introducing information for all family members concerning drug and alcohol abuse. The SAAC Day has become an annual tradition at the fair.
This year's livestock auction will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
4-H is available to youth in grades 3-12. In addition, the county offers a 4-H program for youth who are in grades K-2 known as the Mini 4-H.
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