?Assessing our parks on access PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
?The W. K. Kellogg Access to Recreation grant caught the attention of some Spalding University students pursuing a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. As a graduate project, four students offered to visit parks in Harrison County and provide suggestions for changes to improve access for people of all abilities.
    At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, the students will provide the results of their surveys and assessments in an hour-long presentation at the Harrison County Community Foundation conference room. The presentation will include  photographs of potential improvement areas and ideas from parks around the country that have made changes in their facilities.
     Anyone interested in recreational accessibility is invited to attend.
    “Harrison County is demonstrating a commitment to improving access to the abundant recreational venues right here at home,” said Steve Gilliland, Foundation executive director. “We welcome the recommendations from these students and also hope community leaders and park visitors of all abilities will join us next week to learn and share ideas.”
    The Access to Recreation grant is providing over $500,000 in improvements at four county parks and at O’Bannon Woods. Kellogg also provided $134,000 toward an endowment which has grown to $360,000 with the help of donations from the community.
    The Fund will provide perpetual maintenance of and improvements to recreational access features throughout Harrison County.
    Call the Foundation at 812-738-6668 for additional information on the Spalding presentation or the Access to Recreation grant.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2008 12:27
 
?Three new livestock shows added to 2008 County Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00

 ?   Three new livestock shows have been added to the agenda of the 2008 Scott County Fair by the Fair’s Board of Directors.
    On Saturday, July 12, the new Open Draft Horse and Mule Show will be held starting at 12 noon. Carl Day and Robert Tobias will serve as show superintendents, and the event will take place in the livestock arena.
    Entry fee is $5 per class with an 80% payback to the first three places.
    Animals to be entered must be at the Scott County fairgrounds by 10 a.m. that Saturday. To make reservations, call Day at 889-2332 or send him information and fees at 2465 South Wingate Lane, Lexington, IN 47138. Entries will be taken up to 11 a.m. the day of the show.
    Classes offered include draft horse halter classes, mule halter classes, haflinger halter classes, hitches and youth classes for girls 10U, girls 10+, boys 10U and boys 10+.
    Champions and Reserve Champions will be selected out of each class as well as best pair of geldings and best pair of mares in draft and haflinger classes.

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?Special events for the Clark County 4-H fair released PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
?The following special events will be held at this year’s Clark County 4-H Fair.
Truck/Tractor Pull
    Clark County 4-H will be sponsoring a Truck/Tractor Pull during 4-H week on Saturday, July 12, starting at 7 p.m., at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 9608 Highway 62 in Charlestown. Scales open at 4 p.m.
    General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12 years old, and children 6 and under are free. All pit passes are $15.
    Classes are:
     •    10000# Hot Farm (MAPA Rules)
     •    9300# Super Farm (MAPA Rules)
     •    10000# Pro Stock (MAPA Rules)- ($5,000 purse)
     •    8000# Street Legal 4WD Pickups
    All classes are $25 per hook. Classes are subject to change. Not responsible for accidents. Judge decisions are final.
    For more information contact Dan Cristiani at 502-558-1500 or Paul Graf at 502-548-6043.
 Mud Drag
    Again this year at the Clark County 4-H Fair a Mud Drag will be held on Friday, July 18 at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    Gates open at 4 p.m. and the competition starts at 7 p.m. This is a 75 percent payback event for the top three with trophies in each class.
    Entry fees are $25 per/each class and includes the drivers admission.
    General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12 years old, and children 6 and under are free. All pit passes are $15.
    Classes are:
     •    Street Stock
     •    Pro Stock
     •    Super Stock
     •    Pro Stock
     •    Modified
    For more information about the rules please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Demolition Derby
    This year at the 2008 Clark County 4-H Fair the Demolition Derby will be held on Saturday, July 19 at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    Gates open at 3 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m.
    General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12 years of age and children 6 and under are free. All pit passes are $15.
    All proceeds will benefit the Clark County 4-H program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2008 12:51
 
?4-H events highlight upcoming 2008 Clark County 4-H Fair PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
?The following is a list of the special events that will be held during the Clark County 4–H Fair.
4-H Exhibit Buildings
    A highlight of the 4-H Fair is the Exhibit Buildings that house the 4-H projects, which will be judged on Saturday, July 12.
    These two buildings are filled with projects completed by 4-H members, which illustrate learning, goal setting and achievement.
    The 4-H Exhibit Buildings will be open Sunday, July 13 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 5 to 10 p.m.
4-H Cat Show
    The 4-H Cat Show will bring 4-H members and their cats to the 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Shelter.
4-H Dog Show
    Clark County 4-H Dog Club members have been attending weekly 4-H Dog Obedience training classes since March. An exhibition of both the 4-H’er and the dog’s accomplishments will be given on Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Indoor Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
4-H Livestock
Judging Show
    Judging will begin on Sunday, July 13 and conclude on Thursday, July 17 for over 800 animals. The 4-H members have learned over the past year proper care, grooming and showing skills. Individual species judging is as follows:
     •    Sunday, July 13- 3 p.m.- 4-H Horse & Pony Show (Outdoor Arena- weather permitting)
     •    Sunday, July 13- 4 p.m.- 4-H Rabbit Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Monday, July 14- 10 a.m.- 4-H Lama Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Monday, July 14- 6 p.m.- 4-H Sheep Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Tuesday, July 15- 9 a.m.- 4-H Poultry Judging (Poultry Barn)
     •    Tuesday, July 15- 6:30 p.m.- 4-H Swine Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Wednesday, July 16- 10 a.m.- 4-H Market Wether Goat Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Wednesday, July 16- 6:30 p.m.- 4-H Beef Showmanship, followed by 4-H Beef Steer & Beef Female Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Thursday, July 17- 10 a.m.- 4-H Female Goat Show (Indoor Arena)
     •    Thursday, July 17- 1 p.m.- 4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Indoor Arena)
Mini/Pre Mini
Costume Parade
    Mini 4-Her’s (in grades kindergarten through second) and Pre-Mini (Pre-kindergarten) dress themselves in an original costume for a “fun costume parade.” The event will be held on Wednesday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the outdoor stage.
4-H Showmanship/Round Robin Showmanship
    As part of the livestock judging, 4-H Showmanship Contests will be held. During the contests, judges will evaluate grooming, showmanship technique, and species knowledge. The Champion Showman from each species (beef, dairy, pygmy goat, dairy goat, sheep, swine and horse) will then compete in the 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Indoor Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds. The Round Robin Showmanship Contest gives the youth an opportunity to illustrate their showmanship skills in all species.
4-H Livestock Auction
    Four-H Livestock members will have the opportunity to auction an animal at the 4-H Livestock Auction, which will be held on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Indoor Arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2008 14:05
 
?2008 Clark County 4-H Fair program PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 00:00
?The following is a schedule for the Clark County 4-H Fair:
Monday, July 7
    6 p.m.- 4-H Private/Public Fashion Revue Judging (Community Building)
Tuesday, July 8
    6 p.m.- Clean up/Set up all Buildings for fair
Thursday, July 10
    4 to 7 p.m.- Open Class Entries accepted (Exhibit Building)
Friday, July 11
    6 to 8 p.m.- Early 4-H Project Check-in
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