By Dave Pearce
Organizers have worked long and hard to make 2013 the year of improvements at the Posey County Fair. The Fair will begin on Sunday with the queen pageants and will continue through the following Saturday. The Fair Schedule appears in today’s edition of the Posey County News.
Fair organizers will be offering $3 meal discount tickets for every $5 gate fee paid, Monday through Thursday of the fair. This will allow fairgoers to save $3 on a meal and eat in air-conditioned comfort at the Community Center building from 5 to 7 p.m. each evening. This discount does not apply to the purchase of Season Passes, which are $20 each and are good for admission from Saturday through Saturday of fair week.
On Monday night, the Posey County Farm Bureau will be featuring baby back ribs, smoked chops, and sausage with all the trimmings, including homemade ice cream and brownies for dessert. In addition to the $3 discount ticket you receive at the gate when you pay, the Farm Bureau will be offering an additional $2 off the cost of the meal if you are an Indiana Farm Bureau member.
On Tuesday night, North Posey Relay for Life representatives will be preparing Barbecue and all the trimmings. The proceeds from this meal will help in the fight against cancer.
On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, you won’t want to miss the outstanding meals prepared by the Posey County Extension Homemaker Clubs. Wednesday evening’s meal will feature fried chicken and minute steak, in addition to all the trimmings. Also on Wednesday night, all Veterans and Military will receive free admission to the Fair plus get the benefit of the $3 discount ticket for the meal. Discount meal tickets will be given at the register. On Thursday evening, ham loaf in addition to fried chicken will be served as the main entrée. For both nights, you’ll have your choice of the many wonderful ‘home cooked’ desserts they have to offer.
This will be the second year for the annual Kid Zone that is held at the fair and located in the Commercial Building on top of the hill. This year, the group has added new entertainment and a few vendors to give the children different activities during the week of the fair.
Monday night, the Kid Zone will host Posey Humane Society as they have an Animal Talent show called ‘Posey Pets Have Talent’ at 7 p.m. Members of the Mount Vernon Food Pantry staff of volunteers will be out all week and will provide games for the children. The North Posey High School Dance Team will be out on Monday and Tuesday and will provide face painting for the youngsters. Only on Monday night, a Photo Booth will be set up with lots of fun hats, costumes and props to add to your photos. Fairgoers are encouraged to bring a group of friends and plan to have some fun pictures taken. The booth is sponsored by Ohio Valley Colon & Rectal Surgeons.
Later in the week, starting on Wednesday, Pony Rides will be available for the youngsters. Pony Rides by Lil’ Rexing Pony Express will be at the fair through Friday night. After your child has a pony ride, those in attendance may also get some fresh home-made ice cream provided this year by the Poseyville Masonic Lodge. The ice cream booth will be at the 4-H Fair from Wednesday thru Saturday and vanilla ice cream will be available for $2 a cup.
On Wednesday evening, the Mount Vernon FFA Chapter will host a Pie Eating Contest for all ages and on Friday evening, the 4-H Junior Leaders will host a Watermelon Seed Spitting contest. Both activities will run from 7 until 8 p.m. Detective Tom Latham from the Posey County Sherriff’s Department will be at the Kid Zone on Wednesday night to provide Free Finger Printing for children.
Another new event for the Kid Zone is an exciting Magic Show by magician and former Mount Vernon School Supt. Keith Spurgeon. The event will held in the Community Center on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Organizers invite members of the community to enjoy an evening in the Posey County Community Center and watch the magic come alive.
Every night in the Kid Zone, there will be a Craft Table sponsored by different groups thru out the tri-state area. Monday night is sponsored by Home Depot, Tuesday night’s sponsor is Deaconess Outreach, and Wednesday night is sponsored by the Mount Vernon FFA. On Thursday, the Posey County Soil & Water Conservation District will be in charge of the sponsorship while on Friday, the Posey County 4-H Junior Leaders will be in charge. These groups will have Free crafts for all children to make and take home. Also provided by the Posey County 4-H Fairboard are supplies for the children to make Greeting Cards for those who are currently serving in the Military.
Organizers urge area residents to make plans now to attend this year’s Posey County 4-H Fair, held from July 6 thru July 13 and make sure you visit the Kid Zone area as there could be more entertainment added to each night.
For more information, visit the Posey County 4-H Fair on Facebook or visit us online at: www.poseycountyfair.com for the most current list of activities.
By Dave Pearce
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