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Exhibits wanted for genealogy at county fair

AFTON – The open class genealogy/history department would like to invite the Union County public to enter exhibits at Union County Fair in Afton. Entries in the genealogy/history department will be accepted from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, or from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, in the 4-H building on the fairgrounds. Rules for entries are listed in the Union County Fair Book that can be obtained at Union County Extension Office in Creston. The open classes may also be viewed at the Union County Fair website at www.unioncountyfairiowa.com/open-class.

There are both junior and adult classes. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19. Special workshops in adult beginning genealogy will be offered during the fair in the genealogy/history department at no cost. They will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and again at 6 p.m.

Children’s day at the fair is Saturday, July 20, and the history/genealogy department will be sponsoring a youth coloring contest for ages up to 16 years old from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Union County Genealogical Society is the genealogy/history division open classes’ sponsoring organization. For more information, contact the department chair at 641-782-4525 or 641-202-8734.

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