Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lucas County Fair is Celebrating 60 Years

  Lucas County Fair dates are Saturday, July 26 to Thursday, Aug. 1 and we will be celebrating 60 years at the Chariton location, honoring the people that made it happen.  This is an exciting year for 4-H and for the county residents.
  The Lucas County Fair Board encourages anyone in Lucas County (adults and youth) to take part in this fair by entering items in the Open Class departments.  You may pick up an Open Class fair book at the Extension Office on the fair grounds, The Sampler or Ben Franklin on the square or at the Senior Citizens meal site across from the Post Office.
  Entry forms are found in the back of the book and may be turned in at the Extension Office from now until Friday, July 25 in order to have pre-printed tags.  You may also bring your entry form and entries on Sunday, July 27 from 2-6 p.m. or Monday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Judging will start around 1 p.m on the 28th.
  You are asked to read the General Rules and Regulations and the guidelines for each department found in the book to prevent any problems on the day of the entry.
 This promises to be a very special fair for the residents of Lucas County and the Fair Association encourages you to participate by exhibiting and attending the fair activities and the free entertainment.
  More details to come so mark your calendar now so you won't miss any of the fair.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lucas County Farmers Support Local 4-H

Chariton Leader April 15, 2014

Lucas County Farmers Support Local 4-H Through America's Farmers Grow Communities

Local farmers Jim and Kim Williams have directed a $2,500 donation to Lucas County 4-H.  Funded by America's Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will continue to general activities and operating expenses for the group, its members and their families.
Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.
"We chose the 4-H for our donation because we know they are running on limited funding, and we want 4-H to continue being an active organization in our community," Kim Williams said.
America's Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like Lucas County 4-H, who are doing important work in their communities.  The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer's nonprofit of choice.  The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country.  Through America's Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America's Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country.  America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America's Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Jim and Kim Williams.