Official pleased with modified 4-H Fair

By Mandy Mahan

This past week, the Wabash County 4-H Fair took place differently than past years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of the fair were compromised to stay in line with the state’s social distancing guidelines.

For example, the livestock shows were done on a “show and go” basis, meaning that 4-Hers brought their animals only for the day that they were showing, and then took them home after the show was complete.

Also, many of the normal food options were unavailable including the Richvalley Tenderloin booth. Still available was ice cream from the Urbana Fire Department and elephant ears.

The Paper of Wabash County spoke with Jeff Michel, 4-H Fair Board member, who said that the fair went smoothly in light of the challenges faced.

“We are very grateful. I think parents have been very patient and kids have been very patient and I think it’s gone well,” he said. “All of the planning and meetings ahead of time has paid off and things have gone relatively smooth.” 

Posted on 2020 Jul 21