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 Kody Stutzman channels Javert at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent show with

Organizers for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent contest are asking more local teens to join the competition.


Posted 2 hours ago
 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.

If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.


Posted at 4:00 a.m.
 Zoey Kehler, 2, smiles as officials measure her frog's leap in the frog jump contest at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The fairgrounds was busy with plenty of games and competitions as part of Kids Day.

We asked kids to imitate fair animals — the results were positively adorable.


Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.
 Lukas Stoltzfus, 9, builds a tower at the ETHOS Science Center tent Wednesday, July 23. The tent offered a variety of fun science experiments for kids.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:46 p.m.

Kids flocked to the ETHOS Science Center tent throughout the day Wednesday for a variety of hands-on experiments.

 Anna, Lydia and Mary Smucker color butterflies with the Purdue Extension master gardeners at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Master gardeners set up activities to get kids interested in gardening.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

In addition to playing with the kids, the master gardeners offered a few tips on gardening with children.

 Leah Jennings, 18, plants a smooch on her llama, Winter Coal. She's been caring for him since he was 4 months old and says they have a great relationship.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

Leah Jennings says her relationship with her llama, Winter Coal, is built on respect, love and friendship.

 Teddy Evans, 6, gives an enthusiastic wave to onlookers on the ground as he rides the planes and helicopters ride on the midway at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wednesday was busy on the midway as it was Kids Day.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.

 Mya Fenner, 5, holds her frog Leapster right after the frog jumped 11 inches during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair's frog jump Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair celebrated kids Wednesday, July 23, with plenty of activities including a frog jump contest.

 Taylor Fisher and Cara Groff climb onto a tram at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The fair introduced a new general parking entrance, enclosed tram routes and larger parking lots this year.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

The new system has reduced incidents of lost cars and near accidents between pedestrians, motorists and trams.

 Chris Stager, pictured here, has been named vice president of retention and expansion by the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

Chris Stager is announced as the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County’s next vice president of retention and expansion. 

 Pennsylvanian drummer Josh Lawrence is one of the members of Junk Rock, a percussion group that teaches the public about recycling by drumming on various objects such as oil drums, trash cans and plastic tubes.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.

Junk Rock Recycling Band is a percussion ensemble that teaches the public about recycling by drumming on objects such as oil drums, trash cans and plastic tubes.

 Thirteen-year-old Brevin Miller has raised his two pigs, Spot and Blue, since March 2014 in preparation for the 4-H swine judging competition Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

Thirteen-year-old Brevin Miller has taken care of his two pigs, Spot and Blue, since March in preparation for the 4-H swine judging competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Fairgoers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, for the second Senior Day. The fair saw record-low attendance numbers Tuesday.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair officials blamed the heat and higher attendance over the weekend for the record-breaking low on Tuesday, July 22.


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