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OPENING OF THE FAIR Esther McCoy – Members of the 4-H Harrison County Fair were busy decorating their designated booth in the 4-H building on Saturday, in preparation for Monday’s opening. Looking over the Green Valley 4-H Club booth, which covered horses, poultry, lots of still projects and sewing, Presleigh Piatt, Lexi Stine and Toxey Conter of the Freeport Friends were, left to right .

CADIZ – After a 2020 fair that was reduced to COVID-19 regulations, the Harrison County event appears to be in full swing this season, with rides, numerous food vendors, a baked goods sale and canned goods entered by county cooks, auctions and other events are all part of the event that opened on Monday.

Motocross is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, off-road races are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and a tractor and tractor pull are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. Classes include limited pro-diesel trucks, two-wheel drive trucks, and pro-stock semi-trailers. For more information, call (740) 942-8332.

The department heads for the event are Lynette Dauch, president; Amy Clay, vice-president; Jessie Birney, secretary; Tom Carter, Treasurer; Tina Jones, excluding concessions; Joe Amaismeir, inside the dealerships; Ryan Marker. junior fair manager and beef superintendent; Brooke Bardall, sheep; Amaïsmeier, goats; Zack Jones, pork; Craig Shaw, poultry; and Kevin Willoughby 7-12th departments.

The campsite is under the management of Gregg Sproull, and a new equestrian arena has been set up in the lower part of the amusement park. It is on the same level as the old equestrian arena and it is easier for customers to see some of the shows,

Among those happy to see the fair return are the Amaismeier sisters who live on a farm in Hopedale and participate in 4-H through the Germano Community 4-H Club.

Coming to Harrison County from the northern part of West Virginia, they were new to 4-H until they met the Caldwell family who had “Four leaf clover fever” for over 30 years. Juanita Caldwell and Wayne Caldwell have been advisers since the 1980s.

The Caldwells operate a dairy farm as well as the Anaismeir family and were knowledgeable about their care and feeding of the animals.

Four-H is important to the farming industry and exposes as many people as possible to farming and especially the way their food is taken care of. was noted.

The sisters will sell some of their raised cattle at the Friday Junior Fair auction at 1 p.m. and the last sale of the day is for the dairy baskets that 4-H club households donate with candy, crackers, snacks, cookies and household items. fill a container. In the past, containers were box-shaped baskets, a round container, and a square container. And there were even butter churns, half-barrels of whiskey for flowers, a toolbox, and other racks. There are also many dairy products, such as all types of cheese, sour cream, butter, milk, and ice cream coupons.

Doug Caldwell is an advisor to the Germano 4-H Club and an officer of the Dairy Association.

Daily entry at the door is $ 8 for ages 3 and up and on Saturdays, $ 12 for the whole day or $ 6 for the afternoon or $ 6 for the evening. A one-week pass, which does not include company membership, costs $ 40. Entertainment and seats in the grandstand are included in the entry price

Entrance to the gate begins at 1:00 p.m., when the flag raising is held for the opening ceremony and the pedal tractor pull takes off from the ground at 1:00 p.m.

The fair is scheduled until Saturday.

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