Competition for the Barry County Fair began last Thursday when more than 60 students received their baby chicks for the broiler grow-out contest.
Area 4-H and FFA students will each raise 10 chicks at their homes and bring their three largest and best-looking birds to the fair for weigh-in and judging. Those students who also get three sponsors each will be able to participate in the Premium Auction.
Plans continue for this year's expanded Barry County Fair. The decision was made to hold 4-H Achievement Day in conjunction with the fair.
Projects made by Barry County 4-H members will be on display and judged at the fair on June 28. Winning projects will then be sent to the Ozark Empire Fair and the State Fair.
The Barry County Fair is open to all area youth. After June 1, entry fees will increase, so interested participants are urged to contact local school ag teachers, feed stores or Fair Board members to receive an entry form.
The deadline for entrants in the Queen, Princess, and Lil' Princess Pageant is June 7 with the competition to be held June 14 in Cassville. Winners of the pageant will give out the awards at the Fair. For pageant details, contact Norma Julian at 417-678-1222.
The Barry County Fair continues to receive wide-spread community support with many businesses and individuals donating time, money and materials. The next Fair Board planning meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 3 at the Cassville Library. Everyone is welcome to attend and help plan this event.
For more information, call 342-2739. Donations can be sent to: Barry County Fair, P.O. Box 331, Cassville, MO 65625.