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Today at the fair: Friday, July 26

Here's a look at highlights of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair for Friday, July 25.
Justin Leighty
Posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — It’s Green Earth Education Day in Heritage Park with displays up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WEATHER

The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day with a high near 78 degrees and mild winds with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The chance for showers and storms will go up to about 40 percent after 8 p.m.

AT THE GRANDSTANDS

It’s rodeo day at the fair, with an afternoon performance at 1 p.m. and then an evening performance at 8 p.m. In between, there’s a 5 p.m. horse pulling contest.

ON THE PARK STAGE

It’s Latino Bands night on the park stage from 7 to 10 p.m. During the day, there’s a noon recycled fashion show as part of Green Earth Education Day.

4-H FEATURE

It is auction day in the sheep/swine arena during the morning and afternoon and in the beef/dairy arena in the evening. It’s the day when all the work pays off for the youths in the 4-H animal clubs, so come out and bid on their animals. If you win and don’t want one, Church Community Services would be glad to have the meat donated.

The 4-H Saddle Club will have contests and performances at various points during the day and will recognize retiring members around 6 p.m.

MASTER GARDENERS

Composting is the featured topic today, with sessions at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Ag Hall.

ALSO SEE

The youth and adult paper-airplane-flying contest happens at 5:30 p.m. on the activities pad in Heritage Park, with registration starting at 5 p.m. Do you have what it takes to make a record flight?

HEALTH FOCUS

The IU Health Goshen tent will focus on wellness today, while the Elkhart General tent will focus on emergency services. Health screenings are available in both tents.

FAIR FACTS

Ÿ 2,000: Dollars donated Wednesday by the parade road run, half to the 4-H organization and half to the fair

Ÿ 17: Animals born Tuesday in the youth ag area, with one calf, two goat kids and 14 piglets

Ÿ 45: Years the longest exhibitor in the commercial exhibits building has been coming to the fair

Ÿ 3,300: Approximate number of 4-H animals at the fair



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