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DeWitt County 4-H Fair Moves Online

As we've previously reported, the University of Illinois, Extension, and Illinois 4-H have moved all in-person events for July to online or virtual formats.  That directly impacts the annual DeWitt County 4-H Fair scheduled for early July.


Doug Harlan, County Director for the DeWitt, Macon, & Piatt County U of I Extension, explains the local fair will be shifting to an online format for both general and livestock shows.  



According to Harlan, 4-H families should already be accustomed to the online 4-H portal used to register projects.  He says there will be added steps of uploading visuals and submitting a report on the projects.



Harlan notes that organizers were worried about having enough judges willing to volunteer for a virtual fair, however, he says numerous community members have already come forward to help ensure the youth have some type of 4-H experience this year.



Registration for Horse projects to be shown in Dewitt County are due by June 21.  All other project registrations are due by July 1st.  


Judging of projects is planned to take place on the days originally published in the fair book.  For DeWitt County general and non-horse livestock projects, that's July 10th through the 13th. Once the results are compiled, we will have them posted on the Fair Results page on DeWittDailyNews.com.  


If you have questions or need assistance with navigating the online fair platform, contact the local U of I Extension office, or visit their website for more information.

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