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News - July 15, 2019
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Barber County Fair starts soon
The Barber County Fair is July 25-28 in Hardtner. There is something for
everybody at the 99th Fair. The theme is Agriculture Makes Life Better.
Theme classes are offered in many of the departments. A few of the
classes are baked foods with sunflower seeds, a quilted potholder with
an ag print, artwork on a farm tool or windmill blade or a craft using
Back again this year is the Barrel of Plants Contest. Any 5 gallon
bucket can be filled with plants and decorated. These will be on display
around the fairgrounds during the Fair, but must be entered by 11:30
A.M. on Friday, July 26 at the Open Class Building.
The first 4-H events are the Fashion Revue and Perishable Foods Contest.
The Perishable Foods Contest is a chance for 4-H members to make food
that must be served hot or cold. Often entries include casseroles, meat
dishes and frozen desserts. The winners will be announced after the
Public Fashion Revue on Friday, July 19. It starts at 7:00 P.M. and will
have 20 of the 4-H members’ best clothing purchases modeled. This
evening also includes talent performances by several very talented
Another popular contest is the Quilt Block Contest sponsored by Barber
County Homemakers Council. This year the fabrics are red, white and
blue. Of the 8 fabrics selected, a minimum of 3 must be used to make a
12 ˝ inch block. Fabric and complete rules are available at Clark’s
Fabric or the Barber County Extension Office. Entries are due to the
Quilt Department on Friday, July 26 by 11:30 A.M.
From the 2018 Quilt Block Contest, a quilt was made and chances are
being sold by all Homemakers Unit members as well as Clark’s Fabric in
Kiowa. The winner will be drawn at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 28 in the
Open Class Building. The winner does not have to be present.
Fairbooks with complete details are available in local businesses around
the county or at the Extension Office in the Courthouse. To enter in the
Fair, everybody needs an exhibitor number. These are available from the
Extension Office or at the Fair. Contact the Extension Office at
Read next week’s paper for details on the rodeo, concert, livestock
shows, and other fair activities.
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