The DeWitt County 4-H Fair kicks off today and runs throughout the weekend.
Those involved in 4-H will be presenting their projects and animals and other items of interest throughout the weekend to be judged. Sherry Fulton, with the U of I Extension in DeWitt County explains things get started tonight at the 4-H fairgrounds with the Cat Show and the general projects get brought in as well.
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Saturday is the biggest day of the fair. The livestock show takes place Saturday and the rest of the general projects get checked in as well. Fulton reminds those showing on Saturday to check their 4-H showbook because being late checking in will result in points being deducted from their scores. She adds part of the goal with 4-H is to teach responsibility.
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Fulton believes 4-H is a good opportunity for young people to find out what they enjoy and develop their hobbies. She says 4-H is a family affair and it is not uncommon to see families working together and supporting one another in their 4-H endeavors.
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Again things kick off Friday(Ton) with the cat show at 5 pm. Then things really get going Saturday with the livestock show and the general projects being brought in as well. The awards ceremony will take place Sunday evening beginning at 7 pm.
WHOW will broadcast live from the DeWitt County 4H Fair Saturday morning from 9:30 to noon, and then again Sunday evening from 6 to 8pm!