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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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?


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.


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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 FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif. The Forest Service says it will release a final decision Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, on how much timber to log from the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire in recorded history. Last year's Rim Fire burned 400 square miles including parts of Yosemite. A debate has since raged about sending burned and dead trees to lumber mills or leave them and let nature take its course. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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