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July 10, 2013

A fair tale

Story time at fair teaches kids about agriculture

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“A lot of times, it’s so busy in the barn that they don’t always have a chance to stop and talk with the owners,” she said. “This is a perfect way to do that.”

Lynette Griffin, an intern with the Purdue Cass County Extension Service, said the event is booked with daycare groups like Kidz Connection through the remainder of the week. However, small groups of walk-ins are always welcome, she said.

“We’re getting a lot of good feedback this year,” she said, adding that the event is also good for the younger siblings of 4-H members who may be too young to participate in activities, but wish to learn more about the fair.

Along with a volunteer from Reading Railroad reading different stories each day, activities for the remainder of the week will range from cotton ball sheep crafts and pop can piggy banks, Griffin said.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with it,” she said.

TODAY DAY SPONSOR -- DICK SIMS AGENCY, INC. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 4-H Office open 7:30 a.m.: 4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Show, 4-H Dairy Steer Show, 4-H Beef Show, EB 9 a.m.: 4-H Horse & Pony Show (Performance), HA 9 a.m.: Cookie Bake-A-Rama registration, PP 10 a.m.: Cookie judging (open to public), PP 10 to 11 a.m.: Story Time at the Fair, WPP Noon to 8 p.m.: Pork Producers food booth open 3 to 9 p.m.: Junior Leader Activity Day 5 p.m.: Food and Nutrition Program -- "How to Pack a Picnic,"CC 5 p.m.: Closing amusement rides -- wristbrands $18 each 6:30 p.m.: Little Cowboy & Cowgirl Cutie Contest, OS 8 p.m.: Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch Country Artists, TPA

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