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COLUMBIA CITY â€” If there was an emergency during the Whitley County 4-H Fair, how would word get around?
That was the question on each board memberâ€™s mind as they listened to Frank Rhoades, a veteran 4-H director in Kosciusko County. After walking the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds with several board members, Rhoades has come up with an idea on how this county can be safer during the fair.
â€śYou would be hard pressed to get the system installed at this point of the year, with your fair only five months away,â€ť said Rhoades. â€śI would recommend for you to come up with a plan that every person in charge have a cell phone. I further suggest you have a phone system with an amplifier and phone in every building. Meanwhile you really need a bull horn.â€ť said Rhoades.
He also said a plan is necessary if a child becomes lost.
â€śWeâ€™ve lost a few children in Kosciusko County and our plan helped us quickly relocate them to their parents,â€ť said Rhoades.
Crystal VanHouten, a Whitley County 4-H member, requested the board pay costs for her to attend the Science Workshop. The board approved the measure.