The Cherokee County 4-H is currently gearing up for the 2009 Cherokee County Fair. Along with many traditional events that the 4-H program offers, this year there are a few new events.
New to the 4-H portion of the Cherokee County Fair is the "Parade of Champions". This will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the livestock show ring. Organizer have asked that all 4-H'ers participate in this new event.The 4-H'ers can choose their favorite project of the fair, whether it is their favorite animal or plate of cookies.
Everyone who involved with 4-H should learn that everyone is a champion. Everybody learn from the program.The fair is not about the color of ribbon you receive, but what you learned in the process of getting that ribbon. "What's on the end of the lead rope is way more important that what is in the halter" said Brenda Medick 4-H Youth Coordinator.
Once again the Cherokee 4-H be having the Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show on Friday evening.This is will be the second year for the Open Beef Show that is sanctioned by the Iowa Junior Beef Breed Association. For more information you can contact the Extension Office or Brian Tuttle.
The Meriden Evangelical Free Church will be conducting the Sunday morning church service. The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. This should be a great time of fellowship and worship.They will be bringing their praise band Careage Hills nursing home of Cherokee will be sponsoring coffee and fellowship following the service. Remember Sunday gate is free, no ticket required.
Volunteers are always needed to help get the 4-H buildings and the fairgrounds cleaned up and ready to go for fair time.
This year, instead of just one or two clubs doing all the pre-fair clean up, 4-H organizers are asking that all Cherokee County 4-H'ers and their parents come to the fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Each club will be assigned an area to clean up and set up.
If you would like to know more on any of these new events you may contact the County 4-H Youth Coordinator Brenda Medick at the County Extension Office at 225-6196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.