4-H and FFA ready for Harrison fair

CADIZ — It will be show time for members of the 18 Harrison County 4-H clubs and the Harrison Central FFA when the 172nd annual fair gets under way Monday.

Livestock projects will be arriving at the fairground site at 6 p.m. today at the designated barns. Then a junior fair board meeting will be held at 8 p.m. to align all members with the projects on hand. There will be members decorating their own booths at the 4-H Building today as well.

From that time on, 4-H and FFA members will be busy with many duties for their own animals and for the events that go on for the junior fair and FFA members when it starts at 9 a.m. Monday. Gates will open then and admission will be charged starting at 1 p.m., along with a flag-raising at that time.

Members get into high gear when the junior fair portion gets underway at the Birney Memorial Arena at 5 p.m. Monday. All 4-H members are required to attend, as this is when the hard-earned project awards will be presented. Scholarships are presented at this time as well.

Then comes the big reveal of the junior fair queen from five candidates. They are Morgan Garrett, Katherine Eberhart, Riley Eberhart, Joyce Barr and Addie Edwards. Zebekiah Fisher is the king, Mallorie Dean is princess and Elis Jackson is the prince.

All royalty will assist when the junior fair livestock auction is held Friday, with small animals going on the auction block at 1 p.m. and large animals at 4 p.m. A dinner for buyers is held starting at 5 p.m., as a thank-you for their support.

A supreme showmanship event will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the D&J Sales and Service Show Arena. Participating members will be judged on their knowledge and showmanship of animals other than their own and points distributed.