Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Today at the fair: Saturday, July 27

Here is a look at highlights of the final day of the 2013 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 27, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

It’s the final day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and it’s another big motorsports day.


The national weather service predicts a mostly cloudy day with a high of only 71 degrees this afternoon. It also estimates a 30 percent chance of morning showers before 11 a.m., then only a 20 percent chance tonight.


The motorcycle races start at 1 p.m., and the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby starts at 7 p.m., so bring a jacket. Following the derby, Mad Bomber Fireworks returns to the fair at dusk for a show.


The Concord Dance Team and CBDC will take the stage at 4 and 7 p.m., with the Knotty Bits Sideshow on the stage at 5 and 8 p.m.


Most of the animals are gone, though the 4-H Dog Club will have costume contests and tricks starting at 8:30 a.m. The 4-H Rocket Club will launch at 9:30 a.m. south of roadway gate 6, and the exhibit hall remains open with most of the “non-breathing” 4-H exhibits on display.


Today’s theme is “Gardening for the Senses,” with talks in Ag Hall at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.


The Best of Michiana Ribs Contest in the lamb barn starts at noon, the same time as the Great Homemade Ice Cream Crank-off Contest in the Home and Family Arts Building.


It’s family health day in the Elkhart General Hospital tent, and it’s lung and sleep health day in the IU Health Goshen tent. Both tents offer a variety of health screenings today.


Ÿ 240: Hooks in the truck and tractor pull Thursday

Ÿ 3,600: Goldfish delivered for the midway by the end of Friday

Ÿ 52: Recycling bins across the fairgrounds

Ÿ 7: Number of decorated layer cakes on display in the 4-H Exhibit building

Ÿ 14: Number of photo entries featuring dogs; 11 feature cats

Ÿ 165: Number of pedal pull trips by children Thursday

 Water shoots in the air from a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset Boulevard, uphill from UCLA in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The resulting flood inundated several areas of UCLA, including Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, a parking structure and several other building. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

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 This June 2013 photo shows Abigail Austin taking a selfie on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, when she was 17. Young travelers say they enjoy taking selfies to preserve and curate travel memories while sharing experiences with friends. But some older travelers worry that spending too much time on social media can be a distraction from enjoying and learning about a place. (AP Photo/Susan Austin Photography)

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