Past and future highlighted in 2010 fair slogan winner
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:02 pm
By: Emily Williams, Messenger Intern
By EMILY WILLIAMS
“Furthering Our Future, Remembering Our Past.”
That is this year’s winning slogan for the 52nd annual Obion County Fair, which will run Aug. 16-21.
It was submitted by the Obion County Extension Office, which is celebrating 100 years of service, according to Extension office director Tim Smith.
The extension office will be recognized at the fair, as will “Century Farms” around the county. Century Farms are those that have been in a family for at least 100 years.
Junior department entries will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Junior Exhibits Building for art, photography, crafts, ceramics, sewing and canning. Also on Aug. 7, those same categories will be accepted for adult department entries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Domestic Arts Building.
On Aug. 14, entries will be accepted for antiques, horticulture and garden fruits/vegetables from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and potted plants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., all in the Domestic Arts Building. In the Junior Exhibits Building, entries for junior culinary will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Junior and open crops will be accepted in the Crops Exhibits Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adult culinary will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 and cut flowers will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18, both in the Domestic Arts Building.
New fair catalogs will be available next week at the Extension office, the Obion County Public Library and other businesses around town. They will also be available at the fair office when it opens on Aug. 2.
For more information, visit the fair website at www.obioncountyfair.net.
Editor’s Note: Emily Williams, the daughter of Roger and Juli Williams of Woodland Mills, is a senior at Rhodes College in Memphis. She is interning at The Messenger this summer.
Published in The Messenger 7.19.10