The work of hundreds of kids will culminate this weekend in DeWitt County at the DeWitt County 4-H fair.
University of Illinois Extension Youth Educator, Sherry Fulton indicates Saturday and Sunday are the big days at the fair grounds. Friday night, there will be some projects checked in, but most everything is Saturday morning.
Check-ins get going bright early Saturday morning. Once that wraps up, the judging begins. Fulton indicates judging starts for crop projects, the food, and then moves on to the engineering projects.
Fulton says things don't stop on Saturday. Bright and early Sunday things get going and the day concludes with the annual awards ceremony that annually fills the main lawn of the fairgrounds.
Of all the activities that go on during the weekend, Fulton believes the awards ceremony Saturday night is one of the highlights of the entire weekend. She says it is fun to see the amount of friends and family the come to support the 4-H students.
The DeWitt County large animal shows aren't just DeWitt County kids as Fulton explains they have joined forces with Macon and Piatt Counties, who are a part of the DeWitt Count unit Extension offices. She adds DeWitt County kids were in Macon County two weeks ago for the dog show and the horse show was on the 4th of July this year.
Tune in to live coverage of the DeWitt County Fair Friday and Saturday on Regional Radio. Saturday morning from 10-11 am on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and live online at dewittdailynews.com.
Then tune in Sunday night from 7-8 pm for coverage from the annual awards ceremony on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and live online at dewittdailynews.com.