Fair entries accepted Saturday

Fair entries accepted Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:08 pm
By: Donna Ryder Messenger Associate Editor

By DONNA RYDER Messenger Associate Editor It’s fair time again. This Saturday marks the beginning of the process of making the 50th continuous edition of the Obion County Fair the best it can be. Obion County residents, students and members of its Family and Community Education Clubs are encouraged to gather their crafts, photos, art and other items and enter them in the fair. Being accepted this Saturday in the Domestic Arts Building from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the adult categories are hobbies and crafts, ceramics, art, photography, canning and sewing. The top three entries in each category will receive ribbons and cash prizes. In the sewing category, the top winner in all lots, based on the number and kinds of ribbons won, will be named the Best Dressed Closet and will receive an additional $25 from the Obion County Fair. Also accepted in the Domestic Arts Building Saturday will be the senior citizens’ hobbies and crafts. This category is judged on the Danish system, where every entry made receives a ribbon and cash prize. Other adult categories which may be entered at the Obion County Fair include potted plants and dried and artificial arrangements from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Aug. 9, antiques and collectibles from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Aug. 9, adult culinary from 9 a.m. until noon on Aug. 11 and cut flowers and fresh arrangements from 9 a.m. until noon on Aug. 14. School children ages 5-18 may enter items Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Junior Building. Those entering items in the junior categories should note the time is two hours less than the adult category. All categories entered in the Junior Building are judged on the Danish system and will be awarded prizes of ribbons and money. Fair president Brenda Baker encourages all school-aged children in Obion County to pull together their drawings and paintings made during the last school year and their Vacation Bible School crafts and bring them this Saturday to the fairgrounds. Categories being entered this Saturday include sewing, canning, art, photography, crafts and ceramics. Entries for exceptional and handicapped children in the county will be entered by their class teachers. Junior culinary will be accepted on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Junior and open crops may be entered Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., while horticulture fruits and garden will be taken that day only until 1 p.m. Everyone entering items in the Domestic Arts and Junior buildings will be required to have fair identification numbers and pick up barcodes which will be used by the volunteers to register the items in the entry booklets. The barcodes are to be removed from their sheets by the fair volunteers only and are not to be placed on the entries themselves. Residents who entered the fair last year already have fair identification numbers and need only to pick up their barcodes at the fair office this week, preferably before entry day. Those who are entering the fair for the first time will need to go to the fair office and register. The fair office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 885-5361. Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at dryder@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 7.30.08

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