The Logan County Fair kicked off yesterday at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln.
While most of the 4-H activities are slated to start later in the week, the fairgrounds were very busy. John Fulton, County Director at the U of I Extension office in Logan County says numbers this year are a little down in some areas, but they have seen a surprising rise in the number of entries in others.
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Mike Maske is the secretary of the Logan County Fair. He says this years fair has a great mix of kids from both the suburban and urban areas of Lincoln and the surrounding area. He says the movement of kids from the urban areas into 4-H is something they are seeing more of these days.
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Toni Reifsteck was in attendance at the fair, she is a board member for the Logan County Habitat for Humanity, and also a former 4-H member, she recalls as a young 4-H leader, girls in 4-H were only allowed to do certain things and members of 4-H traditionally came from families on the farm. She says she is glad to 4-H branch out with not only the projects and activities they offer, but also to those they reach away from the farm.
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The Logan County Fair continues on all the way through Sunday evening. For a full list of events at this years fair, you can check out the Fair's website at www.logancountyfairil.com.
You can also hear live coverage from the fair each day this week from 1-2pm on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW.