REMINDER OF PRE-FAIR SCEDULES

​REMINDER OF PRE-FAIR SCHEDULES:

Monday, July 16 – Clothing and Foods

Tuesday, July 17 – Photography

Wednesday, July 18 – Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Demonstrations

Thursday, July 19 – Special Interest, Flowers and Gardening

Friday, July 20 – Woodworking

For Letter, Schedule, Guidelines, and Scoresheets go to:

https://shelby.ous.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/pre-fair-judging-modeling-cloverbud-schedule-2016

Individuals should have received letters in the mail in the last two weeks and is posted on our Cloverstem.

If you are scratching, have a conflict with judging times, or any other questions, please email Judie at gaerke.13@osu.edu or call the office Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 at 937-498-7239.

End of Summer Picnic at Young’s Jersey Dairy on August 9th

Starting Farmers 4-H Club is hosting a

End of Summer Picnic that is open to ALL Shelby County 4-H Clubs on Thursday, August 9th.

Dinner will be from 5-7pm.

Come and celebrate 4-H and summer fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy!

Group Rate is $15/person*

*This includes a Cheeseburger/Hamburger, Hot Dog, Side Dish, Potatoes Chips and Pretzels, Young Jersey Dairy Ice Cream, Beverages, & wristbands for unlimited activities on the farm!

Activities on the farm include: Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, Driving Range, Corn Hole, Sand Volleyball Court, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral (for our guest under 48″: bounce house, pedal tractors, slide, corn pit).

If you and your family or club are interested in the day out, please contact Starting Farmer’s advisor Jerry Schmidt by JULY 20th at 937-570-4322 or wildcat572@yahoo.com for more information and tickets!

Flyer

Information for Sales Buyer Information Packet.

The Shelby County Sale Committee has set up a website for the general public interested in bidding and being a buyer at the livestock sale.

Please go to: https://sites.google.com/view/shelby-co-jr-fair-sale and review sale committee policies and share with any buyers that are interested in investing in your members project.

This website has information on example letters for buyers, a listing of current buyers, a listing of exhibitors and other information.

Creative Writing Submissions Due July 9th at 4:30 p.m.at the OSU Extension

Creative Writing Submissions Due July 9th at 4:30 p.m.at the OSU Extension

Judging: Wednesday before fair, 9:30 a.m. / Location: Youth Building on Fairgrounds Rules:

1. All Creative Writing written pieces must be submitted to OSU Extension Shelby County by 4:30 p.m. on July 9.

Submission of a written work for judging will constitute entry in the sub-class.

2. Each entry is to be typed or printed neatly on an 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Stories should be double spaced. Poems may be single spaced. The entrant’s name, class, and sub-class should be included on the cover page. The entrant’s last name along with a page number should be on each page. Submit each entry in a 9 x 12 envelope. Clearly mark entrant’s name, class and sub-class on the upper left corner of the envelope. Do not use any type of folder. A paper clip or staple is sufficient to keep the pages together.

3. Criteria used in evaluating entries include: 1) title, 2) appeal, 3) story-telling impact, 4) creativity, and 5) transition. Interviews will relate to the entry and probe project knowledge, writing technique, and story development, etc.

4. Project books will be required at interviews.

5. Interviews will be held on Wednesday before Fair at 9:30 a.m. No make-up interviews will be held.

6. There will be no Creative Writing judging at the OSF.

7.Creative Writing awards will be announced at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday of Fair in the Youth Building. Each entry will receive an “A” or “B” ribbon and premium at the judges’ discretion. One “Outstanding of the Day” winner will be recognized in each sub-class with three or more entries. One “Best of Class” winner will be recognized in each class. Overall “Best Junior” and “Best Senior” awards and Overall “Reserve Junior” and “Reserve Senior” will also be presented.

Book 587

CLASS: 28 WRITING AND REPORTING FOR TEENAGERS SUBCLASSES

A. Feature Story, Senior, Non-fiction human interest (maximum 1,000 words)

B. News Story, Senior, Non-fiction news story (maximum 1,000 words)

Book 588

CLASS: 29 THE WRITER IN YOU SUBCLASSES

A. Rhymed Poetry, Junior- Submit a collection of 3 poems.

B. Rhymed Poetry, Senior – Submit a collection of 3 poems.

C. Free Style Poetry, Junior – Submit a collection of 3 poems.

D. Free Style Poetry, Senior – Submit a collection of 3poems.

E. Short Story, Junior (Maximum 2,000 words)

F. Short Story, Senior (Maximum 2,000 words)

G. Essay, Junior, non-fiction (Maximum 500 words)

H. Essay, Senior, non-fiction (Maximum 500 words)

***Rabbit Tattooing Saturday, June 23 from 8 to 10 a.m. at SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE***

***Rabbit Tattooing Saturday, June 23 from 8 to 10 a.m. at SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE***

Tattooing for all market rabbits is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd from 8 to 10 a.m. ALL market rabbits being shown at the 2018 Junior Fair must be brought in to be tattooed at this time. PLEASE NOTE!! The location has changed from past years. This year, rabbits will be tattooed at Sidney High School. Exhibitors should park on the west side of the building and enter door #25. For a map of the location, visit https://shelby.osu.edu/sites/shelby/files/imce/Sidney%20HS%20map.pdf

In previous years, the Sale Committee has suggested all exhibitors start their rabbits on Corrid prior to tattooing to prevent spread of coccidiosis. For this year’s tattooing, the fair veterinarian is suggesting that exhibitors start rabbits on Corrid two days prior to tattooing and continue dosing them for three days after to ensure the health of rabbits.They are also suggesting that exhibitors follow the same routine for check-in and weigh-in at the fair (start rabbits on Corrid two days prior to check-in and continue dosing them for three days after).

Corrid can be purchased as a liquid formulation at your local feed store or from your local veterinarian. Any questions regarding prevention of coccidiosis or dosages of Corrid should be directed to your veterinarian. 

Mark your calendars for June 18-22! “Celebrate Junior Fair Week”

Mark your calendars for June 18-22!

In a continued effort to support the Senior Fair Board’s long-term goal of improving Junior Fair operation efficiencies and upgrading fairground facilities, the Shelby County 4-H Advisory Board and Junior Fair Board are planning the second annual “Celebrate Junior Fair Week.” The 2018 “Celebrate Junior Fair Week” is slated for June 18 through the 22 and will feature a variety of fundraising and promotional activities. Everyone in the community is invited to join the fun and support youth involved in 4-H, FFA and Girl Scouts.

The week will kick-off with an all-day restaurant fundraiser at the new Firehouse Subs in Sidney on June 18. Twenty percent of any sale accompanied by a Junior Fair Week flyer will be donated directly to the Junior Fair Board.

On Wednesday, June 20 from 5 to 9 p.m., a second restaurant fundraiser will take place at Hot Head Burritos in Sidney. Ten percent of any sale accompanied by a Junior Fair Week flyer will be donated directly to the Junior Fair Board.

To close the week, the Junior Fair Board will host their third annual Family Movie and Game Night on June 22. Anyone in the community is invited to enjoy an evening of family and fun at the fairgrounds! Gates, games and concessions will open at 8:30 p.m. Then, at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.), the movie Wonder by Lionsgate will air on a big screen. Donations will be accepted at the gate, while games and concession items will cost one dollar each. The event will be rain or shine, with the movie being shown behind the Extension Office if weather permits and in the Beige Building if it does not.

Monday, June 18 – Firehouse Subs – Flyer

Wednesday, June 20 – Hot Head Night – Flyer

Friday, June 22 – Family Game & Movie Night – Flyer

Please note: Family Game and Movie Night will be rain or shine, with the movie being shown behind the Extension Office if weather permits and in the Beige Building if it does not. Please bring chairs/blankets!

2018 Shelby County Junior Fair Board Election Application

It is that time of the year again! We are in search of young men and women who are looking to be one of the 28 Shelby County Junior Fair Board Members!

Use this form for election only; Completed forms may be submitted to OSU Extension Shelby County during regular business hours prior to the start of the fair or turned in at the Junior Fair Headquarters prior to 10:00 p.m. on the first day of the fair.

Candidates and anyone signing a nominating petition must members of a Junior Fair organization (4-H, FFA, or Girl Scouts) and must be exhibitors in the current year’s Shelby County Junior Fair.

Click here for forms and go to :

Jr Fair Board Application Form

2018 Shelby County Junior Fair Board Appointments now being accepted!

2018 Shelby County Junior Fair Board Appointments now being accepted!

Return by Wednesday, August 2nd, 2018 to:

OSU Extension Shelby County, 810 Fair Road, Sidney OH  45365

Contact OSU Extension at 937-498-7239 with questions or concerns.

All applicants are required to interview with the Executive Board and their Advisors.

Interviews will be held on Sunday, August 5th starting at 2pm.

If an applicant cannot attend this date, only one makeup date will be provided and only under specific circumstances. Applicant must call Extension Office for approval.

Click here for forms and go to :

Jr Fair Board Appointment Application Form

Safety Video for all 4-H, FFA and Girls Scouts and General Public

As the season for county fairs approach, please keep in mind safety.

Kent McGuire, CFAES Ag Safety and Health Program Coordinator, shares the following ~2 min. “Livestock Safety at the Fair”

Here are some links to the video:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN9bxrRe2T0

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSUAgSafetyandHealth/videos/10156482300842363/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSUAgSafety/status/1004405357375115265