FARMINGTON — The Franklin County 4-H Leader’s Association recently announced three contests for youth and adults set for this year’s Franklin County 4-H Fair Saturday, June 2, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. The photo, decorated hat and baking contests have specific themes and will be displayed at the fair.

4-H clubs will be on hand to lead workshops with crafts and animals at the full-day event.

Divisions for each contest is based on age. Division 1 is open to Cloverbud 4-Hers and other children ages 5-8. Division 2 is for children ages 9-11. Division 3 is for 12 year olds and teens through age 14. Division 4 is open to older teens, ages 15-18, and Division 5 is for adults.

Themes for the Photo Contest are: Division 1 — “The Color Blue,” Division 2 — “Angles,” Division 3 — “Flowing Water,” Division 4 — “Close Up,” Division 5 — “Heavy Metal.” Photos must be at least 5 by 7, framed and have a strong hanger. Photos may be black and white or color.

The theme for the Decorated Hat Contest is “Farm Machinery.” Hats can be entirely fabricated or an existing hat can be decorated in keeping with the theme.

Cupcakes are the focus of the Baking Contest. Entries must be made with the required recipe that is in the fair brochure. Brochures are available at the Extension Office, 138 Pleasant St., or can be picked up at area businesses.

Contests are open to 4-H members and to the general public. Only one entry in each contest per person will be accepted. Entries will be judged on appropriateness of theme, creativity and, in the case of the Decorated Hat Contest, the ability to be worn. Please include your name and address and if you are a 4-H member, please include the names of your club or clubs.

All entries are due at the Starbird Building on the Fairgrounds between 8 and 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. Contest winners will be announced, and awards presented, at 4 p.m. in Worthly Arena. Entries may be picked up Saturday evening between 6 and 8 p.m.

The public is welcome to spend the day at the free fair. Light lunches and snacks will be available all day.

For more information, call the Extension Office at 778-4650.


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