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Adair County 4-H will host kick-off July 11

GREENFIELD – Adair County ISU Extension and Adair County 4-H will be hosting the 4-H County Fair Kick-Off event Thursday, July 11, at the 4-H/FFA Center on the fairgrounds in Greenfield. Join extension staff, council members and youth action committee members for a fun family event. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. (or until gone) featuring hamburgers and pork burgers grilled by Adair County Cattlemen and Adair County Pork Producers, along with baked beans, potato salad, cake and drinks. Freewill donations will be accepted to support the Adair County 4-H program. The 4-H program reaches more than 400 Adair County youth annually through 4-H community clubs, Clover Kids and out-of-school enrichment programs, including summer youth camps.

The audience will get a glimpse of some of the talent that will be appearing as part of the county fair “Share the Fun” program. There will be live entertainment, good food and fellowship as everyone celebrates the kick off to the Adair County Fair, which runs from July 17-21.

The Adair County Fair queen candidates will be introduced and conduct on-stage interviews to cap off a night. The actual crowning of the Adair County Fair queen will be the opening night of the fair 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the fairgrounds courtyard gazebo in Greenfield.

Several items will be available at the July 11 kick-off event. 4-H families who pre-ordered county fair 4-H T-shirts may pick them up. 4-H’ers wishing to enter the cookie or cupcake decorating challenge may register and pick up their containers. County fair gate passes can also be purchased during this event.

4-H exhibitor fair passes must be picked up at the extension office by Monday, July 15. 4-H’ers will need their wristband for admission to the fairgrounds beginning Wednesday, July 17. To help with this process, extension staff will have wristbands available for pick-up during the kick-off event.

This event is for everyone. Join Adair County ISU Extension as they celebrate summer and the kick off to the great Adair County Fair. For more information, call 641-743-8412.

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