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Livestock weigh-ins first task at fair

ROME TOWNSHIP – Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members converged on the Lawrence County Fairgrounds this morning to weigh their project animals, the first step on the 2001 fair road.

Sunday, July 08, 2001

ROME TOWNSHIP – Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members converged on the Lawrence County Fairgrounds this morning to weigh their project animals, the first step on the 2001 fair road.

Weigh-ins continue Monday and then market class and showmanship competitions are slated each day until the livestock sales begin Friday.

This year, 4-H and FFA members having chickens, rabbits and tobacco will sell their projects at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. Members with steers, lambs and hogs will sell their projects Saturday, July 14, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Junior Fair Sale auction is an opportunity for these youth to showcase their knowledge and hard work, and deserves support, said Laura Jane Murphy, county Extension agent.

Monetary support at the auction makes it possible for members to pay for the purchase of the animal, feed and supplies for the current or next year; for youth to save money for college or technical education; and helps with donations to 4-H committees and FFA chapters.

For more information about the Junior Fair Sale, call committee treasurer Leslie Milleson at 740-532-2020.

Today, county fairgoers can catch the annual 4-H Dog Show at 1 p.m., followed by gospel singing at 2 p.m.

Professional wrestling, hosted by NCW, will take the grandstand stage tonight at 8 p.m.

Skill-a-thons for 4-H and FFA members will take place Monday, with the annual 4-H parade and club booth judging at 5 p.m. The sweet tooth auction follows at 5:30 p.m. The demolition derby starts at 8 p.m.

Admission to the fair is $6 per day, which includes grandstand events and all rides. A weeklong season ticket to the fair costs $15.