Extension Homemakers Sponsor Open Classes At Community Fair

June 23, 2024 at 4:22 p.m.

By Staff Report

Sue Martin, HFA building director, and Robin Shafer, the assistant director, held an informational  meeting with the department superintendents of the open class exhibits at the Kosciusko County Fair, which is being held July 7-13.
The departments are agricultural which has 12 classes; crafts with 10 classes; fine arts with five classes; photography with five classes; food preservation with nine classes; food department with 11 classes; garden flowers and plants with nine classes; herb department with five classes; needlework department which is has two sections - quilts with nine classes and needlework department with eight classes; sewing department with 10 classes. Champions are chosen in each class and best of show is awarded in each department, according to a news release from Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers.
Any one can enter. You do not need to live in Kosciusko County or be an Extension Homemaker. Every department has a youth (10 and under) class and a junior (ages 11-17) class. Members of the 4-H program are eligible to make entries.
Check in for entries is July 6 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Use the east door of the HFA building to enter. Judging is July 6 starting at noon until finished. The building will be open July 8, 9, 11, 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Senior Day is July 10 and the building will be opened from 10:10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Special events at the HFA building are:
• July 9 with a Make-It-And-Take-It event from 1 TO 3 p.m. s stop in and make star decoration and take it home with you. This is a free event.
• July 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Knitting Together Extension Homemakers invite the knitters to join them. If you need help with a knitting project they will help you.
The raffle and silent auction winners will be announced shortly after 5 p.m. on July 12. The winners will be called. an award will to made to the Extension Homemaker who entered the most exhibits. New this year the exhibiter, who is not a member of an Extension Homemakers Club, and entered the most exhibits will also receive an award.
All entries will be released July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no additional release dates.


Sue Martin, HFA building director, and Robin Shafer, the assistant director, held an informational  meeting with the department superintendents of the open class exhibits at the Kosciusko County Fair, which is being held July 7-13.
The departments are agricultural which has 12 classes; crafts with 10 classes; fine arts with five classes; photography with five classes; food preservation with nine classes; food department with 11 classes; garden flowers and plants with nine classes; herb department with five classes; needlework department which is has two sections - quilts with nine classes and needlework department with eight classes; sewing department with 10 classes. Champions are chosen in each class and best of show is awarded in each department, according to a news release from Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers.
Any one can enter. You do not need to live in Kosciusko County or be an Extension Homemaker. Every department has a youth (10 and under) class and a junior (ages 11-17) class. Members of the 4-H program are eligible to make entries.
Check in for entries is July 6 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Use the east door of the HFA building to enter. Judging is July 6 starting at noon until finished. The building will be open July 8, 9, 11, 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Senior Day is July 10 and the building will be opened from 10:10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Special events at the HFA building are:
• July 9 with a Make-It-And-Take-It event from 1 TO 3 p.m. s stop in and make star decoration and take it home with you. This is a free event.
• July 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Knitting Together Extension Homemakers invite the knitters to join them. If you need help with a knitting project they will help you.
The raffle and silent auction winners will be announced shortly after 5 p.m. on July 12. The winners will be called. an award will to made to the Extension Homemaker who entered the most exhibits. New this year the exhibiter, who is not a member of an Extension Homemakers Club, and entered the most exhibits will also receive an award.
All entries will be released July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no additional release dates.


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