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Operation: 4-H Cares

Operation: 4-H Cares for 2019 will benefit Mid City Nutrition’s Soup Kitchen in Port Huron.

Mid City Nutrition was founded in 1987 by 10 area churches at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, as a successor to the Soup Kitchens at First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Temple.  Their mission is to serve the hungry of St. Clair County by providing hot healthy meals 7 days a week.  Mid City Nutrition offers many other services ranging from providing a listening ear to helping provide clothing essential for Michigan weather. Mid City Nutrition also partners with many other organizations to fight the battle against hunger. Last year they served over 70,000 meals with the help of over 300 volunteers.

Our mission for 2019 will be raising two pigs to benefit Mid City Nutrition’s Soup Kitchen.  One of the hogs will be auctioned off during the Livestock Auction on Thursday, July 18th.  The proceeds from the auctioned hog will be donated to Mid City Nutrition.  The second pig will be processed and the meat donated to Mid City Nutrition for their consumers.  4-H Clubs will be encouraged to volunteer during the year serving meals at the Soup Kitchen.  4-H members can donate their excess produce, eggs, poultry to the Soup Kitchen throughout the year.  4-H will be taking up a collection at the livestock weigh ins in January and May to help support raising these two hogs.

The Fair will be collecting non-perishable and canned goods at the fair.  Donors will receive a ticket for each item donated for a raffle on Saturday, July 20th for an iPad.  Donations can be dropped off prior to fair at the Fair Office, 1328 Michigan in Marysville, or during the fair at the Fair Office in the Community Building.

4-H Clubs will also be donating items for blessing bags as well as making fleece blankets throughout the year for the benefit of the Mid City Nutrition’s consumers.

St. Clair County 4-H will be starting a Community Service Team for 4-H members of all ages!  Their first meeting is Thursday, January 3rd.  Look for an announcement for location and time.  This is for ages 5-19.

2019 is so EXCITING — get involved!

 

 

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2019 Fair Age

The fair age for 2019 will be 8-19 as of January 1, 2019. Clover Sprouts, ages 5-7 as of January 1, 2019, will be allowed to exhibit still exhibits and animal projects.  Clover Sprouts can exhibit animals 600 lbs. or less.  Clover Sprouts will exhibit in a non-competitive forum, and there will be no sale of Clover Sprout livestock.  Clover Sprouts cannot exhibit swine (swine are a terminal project).  Clover Sprouts have the option of borrowing an exhibitor’s animals for exhibition.

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Upcoming Meetings

Fair Board Meeting – Monday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Goodells County Park

  • Planning continues for the 2019 fair.
  • Everyone is welcome.

Fair Board meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Goodells County Park.

Livestock Meeting – Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Goodells County Park

  • Planning the Livestock Auction
  • Discuss changes for project guidelines for 2019 and set project goals
  • Everyone is welcome.

Livestock Committee meetings the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August and October at 7:00 p.m. at Goodells County Park.

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Exhibitor Check Pick Up

Exhibitor livestock checks & photos, as well as exhibitor premium checks can be picked up at the Fair Office on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 1328 Michigan, Marysville, or on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Goodells County Park/Community Building.  Exhibitors needing to pick up trophies can also pick them up at those locations.  Projects that were left at fair will not be available for pick up at Goodells County Park, but must be picked up at the Fair Office no later than Saturday, September 8th.

Any exhibitor livestock checks, photos or premium checks not picked up at these two locations on those dates will be mailed to the exhibitors at the end of September.