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Congratulations to our 2014 4-H Fair exhibitors!

We had a wonderful 4-H Fair this past July and our 4-H Council is now busy making plans for the 2015 fair.

In the meantime, you can see the 2014 Fair results at the Pike CES website (

2014 Amazing Race to End Hunger

2014 Amazing Race Donations

Non-perishable food gathered for Somebody’s Place (excluding the coolers, of course)

We’re super excited to announce results from last night’s Amazing Race to End Hunger: A total of 211 pounds of nonperishable food items were collected for Somebody’s Place!

Thank you to all of this year’s participants!

First Place Adult Team – Collected 37 pounds of food
* Angela Furman
* Adrienne Furman
* Natashia Furman
* Vanessa DeCoursey

First Place Youth Team – Collected 58 pounds of food
* Makayla Stanley
* Jerzey Reibold
* Tyler Reibold
* Kayla Cannon

Second Place Youth Team – Collected 58 pounds of food
* Wyatt Frasure
* Landen Mason
* Jack Tegmeyer
* Griffin Boyd
* Jackson Stuckey

Third Place Youth Team – Collected 29 pounds of food
* Carissa Moudy
* Anthony Marret
* Sam Tegmeyer
* Max Tegmeyer
* Lilly Pancake

Fourth Place Youth Team – Collected 29 pounds of food
* Cailey Furman
* Brayden Furman
* Alaina McClellan
* Connor Furman

We’d also like to thank everyone who helped set up the stations, assisted with registration & did clean-up. We couldn’t do it without you!

Thursday Night at the 4-H Fair

It’s finally here – the 2014 Pike County 4-H Hog Wrestling Contest is tonight!!!

Registration will be from 3:30 to 6 pm at the Amphitheater.

DeWayne Spaw will perform prior to hog wrestling, which is set to start at 7 pm.


Hope to see you there!

Wednesday at the 4-H Fair

While it looks a little yucky outside, we’re hoping the rain doesn’t put a damper on all the fun to be had today. (Puns too corny? Sorry…)

Scheduled for today:

  • Rabbit Show @ 9 am
  • 4-H Building Open from 5-10 pm
  • Carnival Rides from 5-10 pm – Wristbands are $15 each tonight, a $5 savings
  • Beef & Dairy Cattle and Sheep Shows @ 6 pm
  • Mini Amazing Race to End Hunger – Registration from 5-6 pm; games begin @ 6 pm
  • Youth & Adult Amazing Race to End Hunger – Registration from 6-7 pm; games begin @ 7 pm
  • 4-H Family Fun Night starts @ 7 pm – Sponsored by Elmer Buchta Trucking – Ice cream courtesy of Farm Bureau

When possible, any delays will be posted to Facebook/Twitter.

Tuesday at the 4-H Fair

Quite a lot of fun events today at the fair:

  • The 4-H poultry show will start at 9 am today in the Robinson Building (aka pole barn, poultry barn). Good luck to our showmanship competitors!
  • 4-H Building open from 5-10 pm. All of the Building exhibits have been judged, so be sure to check out the Cloverbuds, Future 4-H, 4-H & Open Class exhibits – there’s a ton of amazing projects to be seen!
  • Carnival rides from 5-10 pm. Wristbands are $20/each today.
  • Free Stage entertainment from 6-10 pm.
  • 4-H Swine show starts at 6:30 in the Livestock Arena. No doubt our swine members will be bringing out their A-games tonight!
  • Teen Miss & Miss Pike County Pageants at the Amphitheater starting at 7 pm. General Admission is $5, Youth $3, free admission for 4-H members + kids 6 & under.

And don’t forget about the booths & food stands. We have many organizations that have giveaways & vendors selling yummy fair treats :)


Day 2 of the fair :)

A lot of stuff happening tonight:

Aquatic Science, Cats, Dig Obedience & Pets posters judged @ 4-H Building tonight (6-7 pm)

4-H Building open til 10 so you can check out some seriously amazing Open Class exhibits & 4-H projects

Little Miss & Mister and Junior Miss pageants @ the Amphitheater

Horse show starts at 7 pm @ horse arena

Come on out & enjoy some gorgeous weather, linger in the exhibit buildings, stop by the booths & enjoy the night!

Pike County 4-H’ers are amazing!

By now, we hope most of you have stopped by the 4-H Building to see the exhibits. When you walk in the building, it’s obvious that all of our 4-H’ers – from the Cloverbuds who met in June to the Future 4-H’ers & 4-H’ers who’ve been meeting since last year – are amazingly talented!  What you all didn’t get to see was how every judge carefully reviewed the exhibits, wrote comments to help guide our members as they complete next year’s exhibits, and often agonized over choosing the champions. Not a single judge left without a positive comment for an exhibit.

All of our 4-H’ers are “blue ribbon” kids, but sometimes their project isn’t. It’s the project, not the member, that is being judged.  Remember that even if you didn’t receive a blue ribbon, you can learn from the experience and from making the project. The goal is not to get a Grand Champion or even a blue ribbon, but to learn by doing something. Many important life lessons are learned when the end product is less than perfect, and a less-than-perfect project can be a source of great pride for the member who has worked hard and has done his/her best to create it.



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