Extension Review by Virginia Delvaux By the time this column appears in the local newspaper the 2002 Clay County Fair will be in full swing. We hope each of you will take some time out of your busy schedules and come out and see what the 4-H members have been working on all year long. The Clay County Fair is the culmination of hours and hours of work behind the scenes by many volunteers and the Clay County Fair Board. Without this support the fair and the activities associated with this event would not exist. The Clay County Extension office staff and the Clay County Fair Board thanks each and every one for their help and support to make this youth program the program it is.
If you enjoy baking, you can still enter the Open Class decorated cake, cookie basket or fruit pie contest on Saturday, July 20. Individual entries will be accepted from noon to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center.
All food entries will be judged and awarded a ribbon placing. Entries in the above contest will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on Saturday night at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this contest are donated to the Clay County Youth Trust Fund.
If you would like to support this non-profit organization feel free to enter the contest or come and purchase one of the delicious entries. If you are not one of the lucky bidders, you will want to stay and watch the Youth Talent Contest, and celebrate with us 4-H's 100th birthday with cake and ice cream served at 9 p.m.
The Clay County 4-H leaders are still looking for the oldest residing resident that was a youth 4-H member to recognize at this year's fair. If you or someone you know has been a past 4-H member and is over the age of 65 please notify the Clay County Extension Office.
Clay and Union County 4-H members will also be competing next week in the County 4-H Horse Show. Participants will compete in performance and showmanship classes on Thursday, July 25 starting at 9 a.m. at the Clay County Rodeo grounds. The public is welcome to come watch the members compete.