Dear 4-H Friends,
The Fairfield County Senior Fairboard is very excited to participate in the Farm Credit Mid-America “Fight the Hunger-Fill the Trailer” canned food drive campaign beginning on Monday, October 11 after the Grand Opening of the 2021 Fairfield County Fair. We are encouraging all Junior Fair Participants to join in this challenge to help those in our community who need assistance especially as we look to colder weather ahead. We are partnering with the Fairfield County Junior Leaders in this effort and do appreciate their support in this HUGE undertaking during County Fair Week.
Each of the clubs, chapters or groups participating will be asked to bring your canned food donations to either the Ed Sands or the North Wing of the Dairy Barn by the Alpacas to our drop off sites. Donations will be weighed daily and winning clubs will be kept an announced daily via the Fairfield County Fair Facebook page. Our goal is 10,000 lbs of canned food!! We CAN DO THIS!!!
Since we know this upcoming week is a busy time for everyone, if you would like to drop off your donations at either the Ed Sands or Dairy Barn during Club Set Up on Friday, October 8 near the kitchen door/window or Saturday, October 9 we will hold those donations for you until the official Contest beginning on Monday, October 11. Please be sure you donations are clearly marked on the bag or box of donations, so your group can be credited for the donation. Also, if you have friends or relatives coming to the fair to watch you exhibit your projects, please let them know they can participate too!! We will have large drop box containers at every entrance gate to receive donations, just be sure your club name is attached to your families donation!! The contest will end on Saturday, October 16 when we visit all the campers on the Fairgrounds with our Junior Leader helpers to “clean the camper “ looking for canned food items!! Join the fun of this great community service project!!
The winning groups will receive a cash prize from the Fairfield County Senior Fairboard in the amount of $100.00 for your club, chapter or group. There will be 5 winning prizes. Please consider helping the Senior Fairboard with this worthwhile campaign. Our goal is to win the $5,000 top prize in this contest and make the entry process easier for all of our Junior Fair groups!! Also, please let us know if there is a particular food pantry or blessing box you wish for some of your donations to be directed to and let us know if you would like to be a part of the delivering your donation with the Fairfield County Junior Leaders after the Fair!