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NEWS RELEASE: Poultry shows canceled across the state.

 

Showing poultry at fairs only part of 4-H total learning experience.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - 4-H'ers can complete their poultry projects even though the threat of the H5 avian influenza virus will prevent them from taking their birds to the Indiana county and state fairs this season, a Purdue Extension 4-H youth development specialist says.

Showing and competing at fairs is not a requirement for completing projects and is only one part of the total learning experience 4-H'ers have with their animals, noted Aaron Fisher, who works primarily in 4-H animal science projects.

"The emphasis of the 4-H projects is in all of what the young people learn about their animals," Fisher said. "Showing and selling certainly are valuable experiences, but the greater value of 4-H is the overall learning experience that comes with raising and caring for their animals on a daily basis."

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health decided Wednesday (May 27) to prohibit commingling of birds from different locations, including at shows, exhibitions and public sales. The restriction applies to all 92 county fairs and the Indiana State Fair.

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LaGrange County Fore-H Junior Golf

With school finally adjourning for the summer next month, affordable instruction in a lifelong game will be provided at two county golf courses each morning during the week of June 15-18. Sponsored by several youth-serving organizations, the LaGrange County Fore-H Junior Golf Clinic will be conducted for students entering grades 3-12 at both Cedar Lake and Heron Creek golf courses. The program is being coordinated by the Purdue University Extension Service.

The LaGrage County 4-H, LaGrange County JDAI, LaGrange County REMC Operation Round-Up and LaGrange Independent Foundation for Endowment (LIFE) are supporting sponcors!

Due to space and safety limitations, enrollment will be reserved for the first 50 youth signing up at each course or June 8, whichever comes first. Registration forms can be obtained by contacting Purdue Extension at 260-499-6334 or by downloading a form here.

 

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LaGrange County 4-H Fair’s 12th Annual Motorcycle Fun Run

Visit our Fair Downloads for an informational flyer!

This years Motorcycle Fun Run will take place Sunday - July 12th.   Registration starting at 10:30 am and the police escorted ride will begin 1:30 pm.  Registration run fees are $20 ($10 for second rider) and  include: 4-H Motorcycle Parade, Free Admission to the Fair, Free T-Shirt, Meal & Drink, Music, a chance to win door prize, $50 Cash Grand Prize  (Must be present to win), Poker Dart Game and a 50 / 50 raffle.

A special thank you to all our sponsors and to the members of LaGrange County Law Enforcement for making this ride possible!
BAN Transit, Howe -  Edd’s Supply, Shipshewana  -  Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana  -  Forks RV, Shipshewana  Gould Sport Textile, LaGrange  -  Hayden Honda, Kendallville  -  Hoosier Harley Davidson, Elkhart   -  Hite Auto Body Inc, LaGrange  -  Grossman’s Restaurant/Copper Top Tavern, LaGrange  -  Hostetler Insurance, LaGrange  -  Lakeside Occasions, Topeka  -  Lucy’s Vedie Twist, LaGrange  -  Shipshe Service, Shipshewana  -  Tiffany’s Restaurant, Topeka  -  Wana RV Center, Shipshewana.

For more information you may contact us via the General Inqury on our Contact Page or call (260) 499-0400 or (260) 463-1240.

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PRESS RELEASE: LaGrange Co. 4-H Hosting 2015 Enrollment Open House!

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New and potential 4-H youth participants in grades 1-12 and their families are invited to an informal open house from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30 in the 4-H Community Building to learn about the county 4-H program as well as to use the new Indiana 4-H Online system to sign up. Online computer access will be provided and Purdue Extension staff and 4-H leaders will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the different groups and projects in 4-H. A volunteer-driven organization, the mission of 4-H is to provide real life opportunities for young people to develop skills that will positively impact their community. Last year some 62,000 Hoosier youth participated in 4-H, including 560 in LaGrange County.

Surveys of 4-H graduates have shown that participation has positively influenced characteristics such as personal responsibility, motivation, leadership, communication, and goal-setting.

For more information about 4-H, contact John Emerson, Purdue Extension at 260-499-6334
or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/lagrange or www.lagrangecounty4hfair.com

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no pets signAs a reminder, there are no pets allowed on the grounds.  This applies to dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, etc.  Please contact the Fair Office or a Board Member if you have any questions regarding the matter.  Thank you for helping make our fair a sucess!

LaGrange Co. 4-H Fair Association

1030 E 075 N
LaGrange, IN 46761
(260) 463-3826 Grounds/Rental
(260) 463-2862 Fair Office
www.lc4hf.com