[r76] Rep. McNamara: Countdown to the Posey County 4-H Fair (7/2/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Start Date: 7/2/2012 All Day
End Date: 7/2/2012
Countdown to the Posey County 4-H Fair

The Posey County 4-H Fair kicks off in just a few days and will run from Saturday, July 7th through Saturday, July 14th. The Posey County Fair is an integral part of our community and truly a local treasure. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of me participating in the fair with my dog Winston, and since then, I have looked forward to the local 4-H county fair each and every year.

With having such a large farming community, it allows many students the opportunity to participate in 4-H. The 4-H program teaches kids valuable lessons that could not be learned in a classroom. Students learn responsibility, leadership, community stewardship, and perseverance. Throughout the years, I have employed many of the skills I acquired in 4-H.

Seeing all the projects the students create is one of the best parts about the fair. These students truly are the inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and their ideas are always incredibly original. I am looking forward to seeing what they have come up with this year.

The fair will once again have all the traditional events. On Saturday, the fair kicks off with recognition of last year’s 4-H members followed by the princess, duchess and queen contests. One of my favorite events is watching the mud volleyball tournament. You can catch this year’s tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12th. To see a complete list of events, visit: www.poseycountyfair.com. I know you will walk away with a favorite event or probably already have one.

This great fair would not be possible without the combined efforts of many in our community. I want to extend my personal thanks to the 4-H Youth Extension Educators and 4-H Program Assistants. They put in many volunteer hours helping our youth and preparing for the fair. Also, I want to thank all of those who work so hard to put on this community tradition.

From the rabbit exhibit to the award winning pie, the fair truly has something for everyone. I encourage everyone to go out to see the sights, support the 4-Hers and partake in this year’s 4-H Posey County Fair.