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After week of fun, 4-H'rs want more

Friday, July 24, 2009

Callie Dayhuff
The 2009 Clay County 4-H Fair isn't quite over yet, but most of the 4-H'rs are already missing it.

The fair officially concludes today following "Metal Mania Demolition Derby."

Still, most of the 4-H'rs wish they had one more week.

For eight-year member Ashley Seymour, she enjoys spending time with people while at the fair. She also likes the food.

"Just being here is fun," Seymour said. "But by the end of the week, you are so tired. But it's sad to see it end."

Clay County 4-H Extension Coordinator Melanie Brown said most of the animals were taken home Thursday evening. She said some remained Friday afternoon to be shown during the Wabash Valley Area Showmanship contest and for the 4-H Auction.

Ashley Seymour
"I've had several kids come up to me and tell me they're sad it's over," Brown said, adding she was told by one youngster that "he could do this year-round.

"It was a great fair. We were blessed with great weather and the kids had a good time."

Like Seymour, both Callie Dayhuff and Shaya Stevenson said they wish there was a few more days of fair time.

"I'm tired, but I don't want to leave," Stevenson, a seven-year member, said. "I don't want it to be over. It's fun."

Dayhuff agreed.

"I don't want to end, because it's fun," the six-year 4-H'r said. "It goes very fast. I'll miss it."

Fair coordinator Dianna Knox added the fair is similar to holidays.

"It's like Christmas because of the anticipation," Knox said. "You look forward to it. Then it's over so quickly."

Shaya Stevenson
Brown said clean-up day, scheduled for today, is finality on one more successful year.

"The kids make (clean-up day) fun," Brown said. "But they understand it's over for another year."

However, Brown said plans are already in place for the 2010 Clay County 4-H Fair.

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