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WHITLEY CO. 4-H: ‘Family fun’ found at county fair

July 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair officially begins Friday with a Dairy Show at 11 a.m.

Cathy Heritier is overseeing the fair festivities. She said this year’s events bring many opportunities for “good wholesome family fun.”

“Our fair is really unique in that we don’t charge for admission. It’s free,” Heritier said. “All the people who are working down there are volunteers. Auctioneers volunteer their time and so do the people at the grandstands.”

According to Heritier, 100 percent of the proceeds from concessions and food sales goes back to the 4-H program to operate the fairgrounds.

“This is truly for the kids,” Heritier said. “If we want to still offer a free fair in the future, it is important for people to come down to the fair and support the kids.”

This year’s fair will come with some new additions and events.

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