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Letter to the Editor: Sand and Sage Fair

 

 

There are so many talented people in Prowers County that has always surprised me that more of them did not put something in the county fair. The county fair displays the talents and bounty of the area, and it can’t do that if folks don’t participate.   It’s coming up soon.  Fair books with the rules and categories are available from the County Extension Office and online.

This year they have made a change. It used to be you brought in your hobby and homemaking items in the middle of the week, but now people are asked to bring their items in on Sunday, 1pm to 4pm and Monday, 9am to noon.

Sunday: Family and Consumer Sciences, Floriculture, Hobby, Art, Field and Horticulture Crops, Aprons, FFA Farm Mechanics, Booths, Adult Community Service.

Monday: Family and Consumer Sciences, Floriculture, Hobby, Art, Field and Horticulture Crops, Aprons, FFA Farm Mechanics, Booths, Adult Community Service, Ceramics.

There is a category for almost everything a kid or adult might do. For the kids, not in 4-H, of any age (there is a five and under section) up through 16 (16 and under as of January 1) about 35 categories including, Legos, painting, jewelry, sculpture, models, craftsticks, clay, ceramics, needlework and cooking.

For adults, there does not seem to be a Lego category! There is a Professional level and a Non-Professional level, so even if you were a beginner a craft, you can enter.  Beading, painting, sewing, woodworking, recycled items—check the list.  There are also senior categories.  A section on antiques lets you share older items, too.

The prizes are small but the rewards are great. Last year I became possibly the only person ever to win a grand champion ribbon for antique toilet paper.  I can’t tell you how amazed I was, but it just goes to show, if you don’t enter anything, you’ll never know what fun it can be!

The theme this year is American Flare at the County Fair and it starts August 3rd and runs through the 11th.  Kid’s Day is August 7th.

Caro Hedge

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