As usual, the summer’s 4-H activities for Lincoln County youth will conclude with most of the kids displaying their projects at the Lincoln County Fair Exhibition Hall in Panaca Aug. 10-12.
Each exhibit must be checked in by either the child, parent or club leader with the 4-H registrar in order for it to be displayed. All entries must be received between 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 10 and will remain on display until 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12.
Entries in each class will be eligible to receive a blue, red or white ribbon. One Grand Champion and one Reserve Champion will be given to the top two entries in each section.
Age classes are for Junior, 9-10 year olds; Intermediate, 11-13 year olds; Senior, 14-19 year olds.
The various categories of 4-H exhibits and classes include: Fine Arts Division, Creative Arts Division, Home Arts Division, Home Science Division, Industrial Arts Division and Horticulture Arts Division.
The Open Exhibition for ages 6-12, 13-17 and 18 and up will be held at the same time.
The open exhibition is for Lincoln County exhibitors only with all entries to be received between 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11 using the same divisions, albeit somewhat different classes as the 4-H fair.
The Fair Queen’s contest will take place Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Contestants must be at least 16 years old by Aug. 7 and contestants for the Tiny Princess contest must be between 5-7 years old at the time of the fair.
Those interested for either Fair Princess or Tiny Princess must enter by Aug. 4, with a $10 entry fee. No late entries will be accepted.
Judging and selection on the queen will be done during the evening of Aug. 9 based on personality, poise, attire, horsemanship, impromptu questions and a personal interview.
The Queen and her court will preside over and present at the Grand Opening of the fair rodeo competitions both Aug. 11 and 12. They also may represent Lincoln County at other events around the county this year and next, which may including the PVHS homecoming parade, Pioche Labor Day Parade, 4th of July in Alamo, Homecoming Parade in Caliente and Pioneer Day in Panaca.