Showtime for 4-Hers

Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:00 am

Janice K. Erfman|The Miller Press

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BRIELEE CONKEY, nine-year-old daughter of Lee and Ashley Conkey of St. Lawrence, poses with two of the Boer goats, Rider and Hercules, she will be showing during Achievement Days. She will be able to enter four of the five goats that she is raising. This is Conkey’s second year in 4-H and she enjoys being able to experience new things through the 4-H program.

Showtime for 4-Hers

The South Dakota State Fair gets underway August 29…and that means Hand County 4-Hers will be showing their exhibits locally Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8-9.

4-H members have worked hard on their projects, and they want to show off that hard work to the public as well as to the judges.

All events—static exhibits and livestock shows—are open to the public, and if you get the urge to have a snack, the 4-H lunch stand is open.

Thursday events begin at 9 a.m. at the 4-H grounds, when the lunch stand opens, and non-livestock exhibits will be entered and judged from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

In the afternoon, the cat, rabbit and poultry show will begin at 12:30 p.m. The dog show begins at 2 p.m., and the dog agility show is at 5 p.m.

Much of Friday is devoted to livestock, beginning with livestock weigh-ins from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the lunch stand opens at 8.

The swine show gets underway at 9:30, followed by sheep and goats at 10.

Lunches will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m., and the beef shows start at 12:30 p.m., with the bucket calf show, followed by breeding beef, market beef, champion market beef and round robin showmanship.

For those wishing to show off their pets in the open class pet show, check-in is at 3 p.m., with the show getting underway at 3:30.

The 4-H Performing Arts Troop will show their stuff at 5 p.m. Several local young musicians are members of the troop.

After the show, stay for the barbecue, which will be served from 5 to 6:30, and the premium sale, which gets underway at 7 p.m.