By Portia Williams
PIKETON — The Pike County 4-H will have representation from 42 different clubs throughout Pike County at this year’s Pike County Fair, according to Krista Hayslip, 4-H extension educator at The Ohio State University Extension Office in Piketon.
Hayslip said she is excited about participating in the 2015 Pike County Fair.
“This is my first year as Pike County Educator,” Hayslip. “They will be displaying large projects anywhere from large animals, all the way down to having bake-offs, exhibitions of small animals, and some other activities along those lines.”
Known to prepare youth for success, 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals ages five and in kindergarten through age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.
On Sunday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m. a pleasure horse show will take place in the Horse Show Arena, 4-H Booth Judging will take place in the Art Hall at 6 p.m. On Monday, Aug. 3, Clover bud interviews will take place from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. A Pledge and demonstration contests will take place in the Multi-purpose Building at 2 p.m. a contest Horse Show will take place in the Horse Show Arena at 4 p.m.
A 4-H and Sr. Fair Board Bake-Off Auction will take place in the Multi-Purpose Building at 4:30 p.m. Other activities for the say include Gospel Singing at 7 p.m. and a local talent music festival in the fair grandstand at 8 p.m.
According to the OSU Extension Office, all 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.
For more information regarding the OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at http://ohio4h.org.
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