Fair books ready, waiting for fair participants

For those 4-H and FFA members interested in exhibiting their projects in this year’s Curry County Fair, the 2003 Curry County Fair books are hot off the press.
The books can be picked up at the Curry County Extension Office, 818 Main St.
It’s not just for youngsters, though, said Glenda Belcher, extension home economist.
“People or organizations who will have booth exhibits, this book will tell them about criteria and how they’re judged,” she said. “For those who have produce exhibits, it tells the class of produce and how many items it takes to make a class.”
The fair book also describes the criteria and categories involved in the Home Arts exhibits, which include photography, baking, food preservation, crafts, clothing, needlecraft, flowers and art, Belcher said.
“People can enter the Sheriff’s Cookie Jar Contest,” she said. “You make six different kinds of cookies, put them in a jar and decorate the jar. Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher will come out to judge it himself. There are adult and junior divisions.”
Of course, the book lists all the junior livestock categories and entry requirements, Belcher said.
“It has all the 4-H project exhibits listed that youngsters can enter,” she said. “People who are going to enter the fair are urged to come by the extension office and pre-enter. It makes it quicker for them when they bring their entries on Monday during the fair.”
The Curry County Fair will be held from Aug. 11-15 at the Curry County Fairgrounds.
Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Gary Mitchell. Suggested items may be mailed to editor David Stevens at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is: david_stevens@link.freedom.com