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DeWitt County 4-H Director Discusses 2021 Fair

Local 4-H-ers will get the opportunity to showcase their projects this year and some details are confirmed but there is also still undecided.


Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, DeWitt County 4-H Director Lindsey Burden told Regional Radio News, they are planning for 50 people on the fairgrounds at a time during this year's 4-H Fair as they are hoping to keep crowds limited this year.



Judging of 4-H projects will be done outdoors as much as possible. Burden indicates a large tent will be going up before the fair so as much judging will be done under that. She also indicates livestock judging will look different this year.



Burden indicates numbers in the DeWitt County 4-H program are down this year. She points to the uncertainty in the fall surrounding not only COVID but also the status of a fair for 2021 as reasons they perhaps didn't see their usual strong numbers.



According to Burden, 2021 also welcomes the additions of the Macon and Piatt County 4-H-ers. This was a pre-COVID arrangement and Burden says it will be interesting to see how that works not only this year but to see all the kids and families in one place in DeWitt County next year and beyond. 

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