DEANA K. REED
County fairs and 4-H go hand-in-hand. With fair season firing up, now is a great time to show your support for local 4-H members.
The Meade County Fair runs from Saturday, July 24 – Saturday, July 31, 2021.
4-H project exhibits are often one of the highlights of county fairs. Our young people have worked so hard during what has been a really strange and difficult year, and the fair is their opportunity to showcase their best work. If you know a young person with a 4-H exhibit, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done. Meade County 4-H Youth Development will be
accepting 4-H project entries on July 21 st from 1-7 pm at the Extension Office. These entries are for currently enrolled 4-H members to showcase their hard work on the projects
throughout the program year.
During our livestock shows and sales, you can directly help your local 4-H’ers by purchasing all or a portion of a 4-H project animal, or you can serve as a connector to a business or other
community members who might want to show their support for 4-H.
Our fair would not be possible without a ton of behind-the-scenes work from a lot of people. Volunteers who are willing to help 4-H staff with registration, events, take down and clean up are so appreciated, and we always welcome those willing to help. If you would like to help with 4-H events at the fair, contact Deana K. Reed, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Education at the extension office.
You can also promote 4-H and the county fair through your business, personal or professional social media accounts and signage.
Perhaps the most meaningful thing you can do to support 4-H, regardless of the time of year or event, is to get your young people involved in 4-H and encourage others to do so. We really do have something for everyone. A vibrant 4-H program helps build a strong community of adults who are committed to positive youth development and seeing our kids succeed.
For more ways to support 4-H, contact the Meade County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service at 1041 Old Ekron Rd, Brandenburg, KY or call us at 270-422-4958.
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