Home, Garden Show needs volunteers, projects

Freestone County Fair would not be complete without the Home & Garden Show. You may be asking yourself why they are telling me this now, well it’s never too late to plan ahead. We have made some improvements to one of our categories and hoping this will get your interest. You can find the rule books and entry forms online at www.freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com. We have added an improved division for Ag Mech this year. Rules for that category can be found both in the book and online at the above website. All Ag Mech projects must be pre-registered by Friday, May 6 and fees paid to the Extension Office, 440 E. Main Street in Fairfield. All other Home & Garden Projects may be entered and checked in between 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, June 13. If you are struggling for ideas for the fair you may try to do some research on Pinterest they have some pretty crafty ideas on that website. With the push to go Green you may even think “repurposed” there are so many inexpensive ways to be crafty and creative. I can guarantee you have probably already done the work, did you go to a painting party at the Armadillo Emporium? If so those paintings could be entered into the show. Are your new potted plants looking spectacular? We have a division for that. There is so many ways for everyone to get involved in the Home & Garden Show. As we did last year we will also be charging an entry fee. This entry fee helps us to give cash prizes to winners as well as help with supplies for the show; fees are $5 per entry. Remember you can only enter one item per class in each division. While we are talking about winners and prizes, I want to mention we will have some new prizes this year in addition to the ribbon and cash! Entry forms and rule books are now available online! You can find and print those from the Freestone County Fair & Rodeo website at www.freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com, select the Home and Garden tab and it will take you to the appropriate page where the items can be downloaded and printed. If you prefer to have an old fashioned paper copy of the rule book and entry form those will be available at the county agents office at 440 East Main Street in Fairfield, or by contacting Laura Craddick at 903-390-8651. It is vital we have all entries no later than 12 p.m. Monday, June 13, as our set up will be quick and judging will be completed that day as well. Additionally, the building will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from 9am – 8pm for viewing of exhibits.

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