Fair great showcase of efforts by youths

The 60th edition of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair was hugely popular once again. It’s a fun time that involves carnival rides, games and delicious food.

But the nine-day event at its core is a showcase of the exceptional efforts of youth across the county.

Their showing of animals and a wide variety of 4-H projects entered in competitions reflects levels of dedication and hard work that are to be admired and nurtured.

The 4-H participants showed themselves to be well-mannered, knowledgeable and passionate about their entries.

Between trophies, ribbons, applause and livestock sale proceeds, such rewards still hardly cover the “blood, sweat and tears” investment they make each year to their exhibits.

Animal entries especially require that a significant amount of time be invested in those 4-H projects.

The Bartholomew County 4-H Fair is a wholesome, family-oriented event that celebrates the county’s agricultural heritage and youth achievement.

The success it enjoys in turnout and participation is a credit to the members of the volunteer fair board, which featured a new president this year in Mark Case.

All 4-H members who showed animals, entered projects or contributed in some way to make the fair special are to be commended.

Likewise, fair board members, other volunteers, and businesses and service clubs who support the fair also deserve a pat on the back for their contributions and a job well done.

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