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Exhibit in Open Class at Vigo Fair; all welcome
Special to the Tribune-Star
Exhibitors are needed for the Vigo County Fair Open Class Department. Those who would like to showcase a talent or hobby can enter projects in the Vigo County Fair. This is a great way to share talent with others and take pride in accomplishments.
Open Class departments include: Canning, Culinary, Fine Arts, Floriculture, Hobby & Crafts, Horticulture, Miscellaneous Foods, Needlecraft and Photography. From acrylic and oil paintings in the Fine Arts Department to wedding cakes and cookies in the Culinary Department, there’s something for everyone.
Some edible entry options in the Culinary, Miscellaneous Foods, and Canning Departments include cakes, pies, cookies, breads, barbeque sauce, salad dressing, divinity, fudge and food preservation items.
Gardeners may choose to enter tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, plums, flowers, houseplants, arrangements and herbs in the Horticulture or Floriculture Departments. There is also a zucchini contest.
The Hobbies and Crafts Department includes jewelry making, fabric paint crafts, ceramics, basketry and blacksmithing. Needlecraft entries can be quilts, knit or crocheted items, sewn materials or needle work.
Amateur or professional artists may enter acrylic, oil, water color, pencil, ink, chalk or marker mediums in the Fine Arts Department, and photos may be entered in the Photography Department.
Three contests will be offered this year: They are Baker’s Best, King Arthur Flour Brownie Baking and Barbeque. This year’s Baker’s Best contest theme is “cherry” and entries are accepted from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on July 11 in the Floriculture Building on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Judging will take place at noon and at 6:30 p.m. the entries will be auctioned off as a fundraiser. The King Arthur Flour - Brownie Baking contest is new to the Vigo County Fair this year. The contest is open to juniors ages 8-17 and adults ages 18 and older and will take place on July 13. Entries will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Home & Arts Women’s Building. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. The BBQ contest will be on July 13 along with the 4-H BBQ contest. The setup begins at 10 a.m., and food must be completed by noon for judging.
Fair books with instructions are available at the Purdue Extension — Vigo County Office at 275 Ohio St. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday. There are no entry fees this year. Open Class exhibits are open to everyone, regardless of age, gender, marital status, residency or membership. Those who are not residents of Vigo County may also enter.
Visit www.extension.purdue.edu/vigo for more open class guidelines and information or call (812) 462-3371. This year’s fair dates are July 8-14. Visit www.vigofair.com for more information.
Habitat yard sale coming up
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County will have a yard sale from 9 a.m to noon July 14 in front of Clover Signs downtown Brazil.
A wide variety of items will be available for purchase. Donations are welcome. Proceeds from the yard sale will help build the eighth home for a Clay County family.
For more information, call (812) 448-1159 or (812) 442-0681.
Summer reading program in full swing at Vigo County Library
The summer reading program for teens is in full swing at the Vigo County Public Library.
Youth entering grades 6-12 may sign up for the “Own the Night” Summer Reading Club by setting a personal goal for the number of books they will read this summer. When they reach their goal, they will receive a small prize. The last day to sign up is July 27, at the West Terre Haute branch and July 28 at the main library. The last day to report reaching their goals will be Aug. 10 at the west branch and Aug. 11 at the main library.
Teens are also invited to participate in special events at the main library on Thursdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Upcoming programs will include a “Ghost Story Writing Workshop” Thursday, and “America’s Next Top Monster” on July 12. The final event will be an “Own the Night” Monopoly tournament from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 20. Members of VCPL’s Teen Advisory Board are creating this unique version of Monopoly. Doors will open at 6:15 and parents are asked to arrive promptly at 8:30 for pickup.
For rules for the “Gory Food Contest,” information about a program, or to register for one, call the Young People’s Department at (812) 232-1113, ext. 2294, or visit www.vigo.lib.in.us. The Summer Reading Club and programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Vigo County Public Library.
Salt Creek Sundance scheduled for July 7-14
The 21st annual Salt Creek Sundance, with leader Chief Stephen McCullough, will be conducted July 7-14 near Sundance Lake, north of Freetown in Brown County. Tree Day will be July 10, and Healing Day will be July 13.
This is a Native American Sundance ceremony — a sacred ceremony.
It is not for show or entertainment. Dancers will share “The Great Spirit” through song and prayer with all, regardless of race or religion.
All are invited to attend and pray to the creator with the dancers.
For more information and directions call (812) 201-0664.
Registration still open for conservation camp
C.O. Mollenhour conservation camp is still accepting registrations for students ages 9-14.
The camp for boys runs from July 8-13, and girls camp runs July 15-20. Campers learn about all aspects of Indiana’s natural resources through Indiana Conservation Officers and other Department of Natural Resources instructors. Campers are taught and receive certification in hunter, trapper and boater education, participate in camp challenges and enjoy time fishing and swimming on McClure lake located in Kosciusko county.
Cost is $200 for the week and includes three meals a day and lodging. Registration forms are available at www.
conservationcamp.org. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on Sunday at the start of camp from 2:30 to 4 p.m. For more information call (574) 457-8092.
New campaign promotes Environmental Plate
The Indiana Heritage Trust has launched a new marketing campaign aimed at building awareness and increasing sales of the Environmental License Plate that supports DNR land conservation efforts.
This new campaign and its accompanying artwork playfully position the plate as the “Protector of Indiana’s Environment” and details what types of conservation efforts in Indiana benefit from plate sales.It also introduces a new tagline: When you renew, choose blue.
The Playful Protector campaign comes on the heels of the Environmental Plate’s 20th anniversary. As the original specialty plate of the state, sales have helped protect more than 56,000 acres in Indiana, including such notable areas as Eagle Marsh in Fort Wayne and Kankakee Sands in Morocco.
“Our goal with this new campaign is to reignite the image of the Environmental Plate, captivate our target audiences with the successes of the past 20 years, and drive new plate holders,” Indiana Heritage Trust marketing manager Jeanine Bobenmoyer said. “The face of the little boy in the campaign artwork shows a sweet youthfulness and represents the many generations of future Hoosiers who will benefit from the land, waters and wildlife we are able to conserve because of each plate sale.”
The Environmental Plate costs $40, which includes a $15 processing fee for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The remaining $25 goes directly to protection of Indiana’s land, waters and wildlife.
For more information about the Environmental Plate, visit Enviroplate.IN.gov.
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Exhibit in Open Class at Vigo Fair; all welcome
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