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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

From the FIRST MATE's


The Indiana State Fair...
...always an exciting time for 4-H families!

This past Saturday (July 31), Becky & I journeyed up to Indianapolis using my new GPS for me to judge some of the State Fair entries for the 4-H Genealogy Project. This is my 3rd. year and I feel like it is such an honor to get to judge these county champion exhibits on the state level. They make a notebook for the exhibit with family group sheets & generation charts... all of which is documented. Most are superb genealogical compilations!

Something new this year is the huge American Gothic farmer & wife at about 25 feet tall. See Becky at lower right hand of the man's foot!!! More info on this traveling exhibit & a video: http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/sights_sounds.html
This is the Exposition Hall where many of the non-agriculture 4-H exhibits will be on display
it is where we judged the genealogy notebooks with 12 judges for the champions of 92 counties in 5 divisions, plus an advanced division that can be repeated for 4 years. The judging is an all-day affair! Below is a photo of Phillip Cline one of the judges... I likes his T-Shirt!
The State Fair begins August 6th. thru the 22nd.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

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