Archive for Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Annual fair salutes 100 years of 4-H

The 2002 edition of the Leavenworth County Fair offers something for everyone

August 7, 2002

It's that time of year again.

The 76th annual Leavenworth County Fair is just around the corner. The five-day run of livestock shows, 4-H exhibits, crafts, entertainment, and carnival will be August 13-17. On behalf of the Fair Association I want to welcome and encourage everyone to come out to the fair.

The theme of this year's fair is "4-H and County Fairs: A Century of Tradition." This theme was chosen to honor the 100th year anniversary of the 4-H program.

For as long as anyone can remember 4-H and county fairs have been joined together to showcase the accomplishments of youth.

The Leavenworth County Fair Association is proud to support and congratulate the 4-H program on this accomplishment.

This year the fair again features some great family entertainment.

Midland Empire Shows will have rides and games with special promotions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For the kids, the petting zoo will return and keep you eyes open for a clown or two just wandering around the fair grounds. A big highlight is the annual parade on Wednesday evening. Turtle races have been held at the county fair for as long as anyone can remember.

The Leavenworth County Farm Bureau will again sponsor a kids pedal tractor pull. Under the "Big Top" there will be free music on Thursday and Friday. Professional rodeo is back again this year with performances on Thursday and Friday evening.

New this year will be "Senior Day at the Fair." The fair has teamed up with the Leavenworth County Council on Aging to have a special time for seniors to come to the fair. There will be lunch, entertainment and shuttle service to see the fair on Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

The fair concludes on Saturday evening with the action packed demolition derby.

Of course all your favorite exhibits will be on display. The fair features the county's best livestock, vegetables, arts, crafts, quilts, jellies and jams. There are commercial exhibits and of course food.

Come on out and enjoy all the fun and excitement. See you at the fair!

David Todd is president of the Leavenworth County Fair Association.

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