Drop Box Donations Hurting Local Charities

Local charities are being hurt by clothing collection bins placed in parking lots advertising charitable benefit. Ernie Carnavale, Jr., Executive Director of Blue Ridge Hospice, told the Berryville Town Council last week that the large blue or yellow drop-boxes are siphoning resources away from his charitable organization as well as others.

One of four clothing donation bins scattered throughout Berryville, Virginia – Photo Edward Leonard

“Blue Ridge Hospice, Salvation Army and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have all seen a drop in giving,” Carnavale said. “Donations that we would normally receive are being siphoned off by these collection boxes.”

Carnavale said the collection bins have no local affiliation with any local charity and that the donated clothing is actually shipped to a nearby warehouse where it is processed and resold. A blue clothing donation bin located in an east-end of Berryville parking lot appeared to confirm Carnavale’s claim.

A sign on the bin states:

“The donated items deposited will be sold and after expenses Charity receives a guaranteed fixed monthly revenue without risk of financial loss. This revenue helps to further Charity’s charitable purpose.” (sic)

Carnivale, whose 200-member hospice staff provides care to over a thousand clients in eight Virginia counties and the City of Winchester, asked the Town Council to take immediate steps to ban the clothing bins.

“These bins create an eyesore and litter,” Carnavale said. “I request that you prohibit placement of the bins on private property.”

Assistant town manager Christy Dunkle told Council Members that town staff is working on zoning language to address the bins. Dunkle said that she plans to present the proposed ordinance for consideration soon.

Collection box in Berryville, Virginia offers only a vague description of who donated items will benefit – Photo Edward Leonard (click to enlarge)

Boy Scouts of America Reaching Our Youth

Who hangs out with tigers, bobcats, wolves, and bears? 400 Cub Scouts in the Mannahoac District of the Boy Scouts of America—and they are inviting first- through fifth-grade boys to join the Cub Scouts—where there is fun at every turn.

The Mannahoac District, Shenandoah Area Council, serving Clarke County in VA and Jefferson County in WV, is excited to be spreading the word about Cub Scouting.

Every parent understands the value of spending personal time with his or her children. Yet in our demanding, fast-paced society, we often find ourselves looking back at missed opportunities. More than any other youth program available today, Cub Scouting supports parent and son relationships in ways that result in memories of time well spent together.

The Cub Scout program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. Cub Scouting meets these needs by offering fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together.

Such experiences range from learning how to put up a tent, swim, properly care for animals, or use hand tools to complete small projects. In a recent study by Louis Harris & Associates of New York, at least 90 percent of parents of Cub Scouts say that because of Cub Scouting, they share time with their sons by working on projects together, going places together, and talking together.

These experiences are truly time well spent. If such interactions are not made priorities, valuable avenues for a parent to demonstrate love and commitment are lost. Young boys recognize that the priorities of parents are expressed in how parents spend their time.

While every parent wants his or her son to have fun experiences in their childhood, fun alone is not enough. Young boys need safe environments and activities that promote strong values and character. These are the elements that families strive to provide and that Cub Scouting supports.

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Make a difference in your son’s life; start him on the right path. “When I stop and think about the impact that I’m having on my son and the lives of his friends, it doesn’t just make me feel good—it makes me feel great,” said Marsha Cady, a Cub Scout parent. Besides, how else can your son be a Tiger Cub (first grade) and then become a Bobcat, a Wolf, and a Bear?

We invite parents with boys in the first through fifth grade to join this great program. Please visit our website at www.BeAscout.org for more details on how to sign up or for more information on Cub Scout packs in your area.

 

 

 

Local Church Focuses on Middle East Peace

The Middle East is in crisis mode.  Current unrest and national tensions appear to be escalating at an unprecedented pace.

For this reason, Apple Valley Baptist Church has partnered with Light to Israel Ministries to host a special one-day event, Sunday, September 23, 10 am at D.G. Cooley Elementary School.  The occasion will focus on God’s message of peace to all of the children of Abraham – Arab as well as Jew. 

During the special service, those attending will learn of the historical roots of their faith.  Church leaders hope that the educational focus will help the church to understand and replicate God’s love for the peoples of the Middle East.

During the one hour long service, ministry representatives will present “Christ in the Passover,” a 45-minute sermonic demonstration giving insight into what happened in the Upper Room as Jesus ate the Last Supper with His disciples. The speaker will explain the different items of the Passover service and give special emphasis to how they relate to the New Testament account of that last Passover Jesus ate with His disciples.

The event is open to the public and a nursery will be provided for children.  Additional information is available online at www.applevalleybaptist.com.

Clarke County Octogenarian Benefits on National Day of Caring

Wednesday was a day of caring for Clarke County’s Agnes Boggs. Although the 83 year-old widow had had plans to mow her yard, pick up the many fallen tree limbs that had accumulated over the summer and paint her porch, she also admitted  that summer’s heat and humidity seemed to be taking more of a toll on her stamina this year than they did last year.

“Marie called last week and offered to bring some people here to clean my front steps, mow the lawn and pick-up the yard,” Boggs said earlier this week. “I had wanted to get out there and do it myself last week, but she told me to wait.”

Clarke County Rotary member Marie Murphy and eleven other Rotary members spent Wednesday cleaning, mowing and sprucing up for Boggs as part of the United Way National Day of Caring

Agnes Boggs (center) and caring Clarke County Rotarians – Photo Marie Murphy (click to enlarge)

“We had a very successful work party yesterday,” Murphy said at the end of the work day. “Mrs. Bogg’s house now looks wonderful thanks to 12 folks working for three hours with numerous chain saws, brooms, paint brushes, weed eaters, shovels and wheelbarrows”.

Earlier this week, thousands of volunteers across Virginia along with millions of people nationwide participated in what the United way says is the single-largest annual charitable service effort in the U.S. The goal of the annual September National Day of Service and Remembrance is to bring Americans together in the same spirit of compassion, unity, and service that existed after the 9/11 attacks. The Clarke County Rotary’s effort on behalf of Boggs was the local example of that outreach effort.

“I think that it’s just the most wonderful gift,” Boggs said.

Rotarian moves brush on the United Way Day of Caring- Photo Marie Murphy

Boggs and her late husband moved to Clarke County in 1980. After her husband passed away in 1988 Boggs continued to work in the kitchen at Rose Hill Nursing Home. She is also a member of Marvin Chapel and maintains an active circle of friends in Clarke County.

While the twelve volunteer laborers provided the goodwill and elbow grease necessary to help spruce up Boggs’s Clarke County home, Marie Murphy said that several local businesses also played an important role by donating materials.

“We’re very thankful to Nalls Farm Store, Berryville True Value, and Anderson’s Nursery for contributing equipment and supplies,” Murphy said.

“We donate to just about every not-for-profit cause in Clarke County,” said Nall’s Farm market David Nalls. “We have been very fortunate to have had this community’s support for the last 17 years. I feel strongly that small businesses need to give back so that’s what we are trying to do.”

“It’s great to live in a community where people give time and help to those who are less fortunate,” Nalls said.

Lee Bowen, owner of the True Value hardware store in Berryville echoes Nalls’s sentiments.

Photo Marie Murphy

“We’re providing a rototiller and powerwasher for use by the volunteers,” Bowen said. “We’re also donating paint and some other items.”

“I think that this is a really worthwhile project,” Bowen said. “Helping people in need, helping people who are less fortunate – demonstrates that we live in a caring community and that is important to me.”

Bowen also owns the Front Royal True Value and has contributed similar support to volunteer efforts there.

Wednesday’s United Way work party included many people who already give tremendous amount their personal time to make Clarke County a great place to live. Dale Coumes, Jim Coumes, Ann Lesman, Lisa Cooke, Gerald Dodson, Clyde Lamond, Rieman Royston, Jim Wink, Chris Rosen, Dianne Lasky, Mike Murphy and Marie Murphy all joined together on Wednesday to touch Boggs’s life.

“I have a great life because I’m a Christian and I believe in the Lord,” Boggs said. “I see the Lord’s hand in this and that is very pleasing to me.”

Editor’s Note: A previous edition of this story cited Marie Murphy as Clarke County Rotary president. Murphy is actually the former president. Chris Rosen is the current president through July,  2013

Photo Marie Murphy

Christmas Fair Returns to Millwood

Millwood’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair for 2012 takes place on December 1-2.

Millwood’s holiday event takes place annually on the first weekend in December and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase hand-made items from regional artists and crafts people. Items include original artwork, pottery, holiday ornaments and décor, jewelry, candles, soaps and other gift items. Home baked goods from local kitchens are available for purchase and a hot meal is served on site by the Goodwill Association. A Christmas tree and wreath Sale, and a White Elephant sale featuring items donated by local merchants and residents make this fair a one-stop shopping opportunity.

The Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair is held at the Community Center, located at 1610 Millwood Road in the historic village of Millwood VA. Fair hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday December 1 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday December 2. The fair is produced annually by the Millwood Community Association and The Goodwill Association, and benefits the community activities of the two associations. Crafters interested in selling at the event are encouraged to contact MCAI. For more information contact millwoodcommunity@gmail.com, or call 540-837-2252.

FISH Launches Food Drive to Stock Local Food Bank

In the U.S. most households have consistent, dependable access to sufficient food but for a growing number, food insecurity has become a fact of life. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger.  These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. However, this need often goes unnoticed and remains invisible in the community. Many people perceive poverty and hunger as problems centered in urban areas, but the reality is that counties with disproportionately high rates of persistent poverty are often rural, like Clarke County. According to statistics, over 2 million rural households in the US had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources and an anemic economy that is driving food prices up and wages down.

Food pantries throughout the country stand in the gap to assist these families, but they are struggling to meet the increased demand. In Berryville, the central food bank operated by FISH of Clarke County at the Social Services office on Main Street serves families throughout Clarke County providing essential food when the need is greatest.

However, donations and stock can fluctuate and right now the need is great. To meet the ongoing need, FISH has organized a food drive to stock the food bank’s shelves. Starting Sunday, September 9th, and running through September 15th, FISH has set up a drop off point at corner of Crow & Church Streets adjacent to Dollar General store in Berryville. The drop off box will be available Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM, then Monday Sept 10 through Friday Sept 14th from 4:00-6:00 PM. The drive will wrap up on Saturday Sept 15th from 12:00-4:00 PM. Assistance is also available for pick-up of donations by calling 955-1823 to schedule a time.

Suggested donations include:

  • macaroni & cheese
  • canned vegetables & soup
  • paper products
  • pasta sauces
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • pasta and rice
  • packaged dinners

In a time when people feel marginalized by the magnitude of the immense problems that our country faces, FISH provides a way to help at a local level. Join with them by donating to this important cause.

Clarke Voices: Why Do We Need Another Church in Clarke County?

By Van Welton

To many, it’s puzzling.  Why would anyone think about planting a new church in Berryville?  After all, Clarke County appears to have enough churches already.  Each major denomination is represented and there are numerous independent congregations to fill in any spiritual gaps.

Another church will only crowd the scene.  It will hurt existing churches, some struggling to survive.  It will build its membership by sheep stealing.  Besides, it’s new and most folks in Clarke County don’t like anything new.

I have heard the gauntlet of reasons why a new church is a bad idea.  Admittedly, it is easy to be discouraged.  At times, it feels like the easiest thing to do would be to toss in the towel.  There are well established churches that need pastors and it is tempting to locate one and fill its pulpit.

But before packing my theological library into the moving truck, I review the statistics for Clarke County.  The fact is that 67% of the population of Clarke County is unchurched.  Other pastors I have spoken to believe the number of those with no church affiliation is actually over 80%.  This means, at a minimum, that 9,402 of the 14,034 residents of Clarke County have no connection with a church whatsoever.

The high percentage of unchurched residents may not alarm some within our community.  It can be easily argued that Clarke County is still a great place to live notwithstanding the weak numbers.  I agree.  Despite its challenges, I would rather live in Clarke County than any other place.  As a Baptist pastor, I have served in various locations and Clarke County is the best place that I have discovered to live and raise my family.

The focus of my concern rests on the detrimental effect that anemic church attendance will have on succeeding generations.  Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, captured my uneasiness when he wrote; “Secular America remains quite moral, and that’s good.  But a great part of that is a bequeathal, a legacy that we’re spending without replenishing.”

Churches strengthen families by promoting moral virtues which in turn are exhibited throughout the community.   Dwindling church attendance weakens the community through an ever diminishing moral consciousness.

There is much talk today about our national financial debt and the impact that it will have on our children.  Both sides of the political aisle agree it must be addressed.  My anxiety rests with what I perceive as a growing spiritual debt and its impact on the generations to come.

Still, why a church plant?  Wouldn’t it have been easier and wiser to join a local congregation and work to build that congregation up?  There are three reasons why I chose to plant a church as my service to the community.

First, planting a church fulfills the Lord’s instructions.  In the Great Commission, Matthew 28, Jesus instructed his followers to go and make disciples of all people.  Establishing churches to serve those that are impacted by the Gospel message is a natural by-product of going.

Yet, new church starts have not kept up with the population growth.  In 1900, there were 27 churches for every 10,000 people in America, but today there are less than 11 churches for every 10,000 people.  Clarke County, like so many communities across our nation, needs more churches to help fulfill the Great Commission.

Second, a church plant is the best way to reach the unchurched.  Dozens of denominational studies have confirmed that the average new church gains most of its new members (60-80%) from the ranks of people who are not attending any worshipping body.

Out of necessity, new churches depend on an aggressive outreach campaign for survival.  The new church becomes self-sustaining only after a sufficient number of people have been added to the rolls.  Conversely, when a church reaches a sustaining level, the urgency among its members to attract new members often decreases.

Third, a church plant will benefit the larger Body of Christ.  It is a myth that a new church will always hurt existing churches.  On the contrary, new churches often bless an existing faith community.  By exposing the faith community to new church methods and practices, the new church contributes to the local Kingdom.  Its focus on outreach and servanthood encourages existing churches to recapture their missional heart.

Church planting is not for everyone.  Some are called to serve the Kingdom in an existing church.  God’s Kingdom needs all types of churches, different sizes and styles.  I tell everyone that visits my church plant to pray to discover where God is leading them.  If God is leading them to another church, then by all means join that church.  The important thing is that everyone is in His will and attending where he leads.

At the same time, church plants should not be written off.  They may not have all the bells and whistles that an established church may have, but they do fulfill an important role within the Kingdom.  Through its emphasis on outreach and servanthood, it may connect with someone that ordinarily would not darken the doors of a church.  And the more people that attend church, the more our community benefits.

Van Welton is the pastor of Apple Valley Baptist, a Southern Baptist Convention church plant meeting at D.G. Cooley Elementary.  Information about the church may be found at www.applevalleybaptist.com.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers Release Fall Singing Schedule

Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a cappella without harps or any other musical instrument. The music is printed in “patent notes”  wherein the shape of the note head indicates the syllables FA, SOL, LA, and MI.  The book includes early and later American psalm tunes, fuging tunes, and anthems, as well as Scotch Irish folk songs and revival hymns. Books are available for sale. All are welcome, no experience necessary! Call John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660. Send us your email address if you would like to be put on our emailing list. Or let us know if you would like to be removed from the list.

Sacred Harp song books use shaped notes associated with the “Mi – Fa – So – La” scale – Photo Edward Leonard

Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers meet (generally, but not always) on the first Saturday of the month to sing from the Sacred Harp and the Shenandoah Harmony. We sing the first session from the Sacred Harp; the second session from the Shenandoah Harmony and the third session either book.

SEPTEMBER 16, SUNDAY, John & Kelly will be featured at the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase between 1-5pm in Charlottesville VA. A group of singers will meet in Charlottesville at 9:30am for breakfast and singing; and then make a presentation at the VA Folklife Festival (www.VirginiaFolklife.org for more information). Please let us know if you would like to attend the breakfast/singing and sing on stage. We will send out pdf’s of songs to you if we know you’re coming. rsvp.

OCTOBER 6, Saturday, special guest presentation by Tollie Lee of the Hoboken singers begins at 3 pm (see October date).

Saturday, September 1, 4-8 p.m.– Josephine Street Museum, 303 Josephine St. Berryville VA. From Business Rt 7 and Rt 340, head east one block to right (south) on Church St, go .4 mile south on Church St. and take a left on Josephine St.; go another 0.4 mile on Josephine St. and look for small sign on the right, “Josephine Street School Museum” and “Johnson Williams”. It is a small white frame building on left. Potluck supper at 6 p.m.; no kitchen; bring lawn chairs or blanket for outdoor eating.

Saturday, October 6, 3-8 p.m.– Millwood Community Center, 1610 Millwood Rd, Boyce VA.  potluck at 6 pm. (some heating available in kitchen); SPECIAL GUEST, TOLLIE LEE, A TRADITIONAL SINGER FROM SOUTHERN GEORGIA WILL GIVE A SHORT PRESENTATION ON ORAL TRADITION SINGING OF THE LEE FAMILY HOBOKEN SINGERS. The focus will be on early oral tradition as opposed to the later gospel-style music. Many of these tunes have been passed down over generations of singers, and are related to tunes we feature in the Shenandoah Harmony which were used in the Shenandoah Valley in the early 1800’s. He will begin the presentation at 3pm and we move into our regular singing around 4pm.

Saturday, November 3, 4-8 p.m. –Malucci’s Bakery (formerly known as Bon Matin), corner of Church and Main Streets in downtown Berryville VA. potluck supper at 6 pm. no kitchen available.

NOTE: NO SINGING ON DECEMBER 1ST. WE’LL SING IN JANUARY INSTEAD.

 

Veterans Stock FISH Pantry with July Food Drive

Mike Linster unloading some of the food collected during the food drive.

By Bob Ferrebee

The sixth annual Clarke County Veterans’ July Food Drive has just concluded.  The veterans from both American Legion Post 41 and VFW Post 9760, and their auxiliaries, along with the good people of Clarke County, have made this year’s effort another success.  Over 600 pounds of food has been delivered to the FISH Food Pantry in Berryville, along with cash in the amount of $600.

This joint effort between our veterans and citizens to collect both money and food for the benefit of the less fortunate in Clarke County, is one in which we all can take great pride.  We extend special thanks to our friends who provide locations for our collection barrels: Dollar General Store, Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, VFW Post 9760, and American Legion Post 41.

The two veterans organizations thank the citizens of Clarke County for their effort and the generosity. During the past six years, the Veterans’ Food Drive has contributed over three tons of food and over $2,600 to the FISH Food Pantry.

Plan Your Fair Week with Full Schedule of Events

The 58th Annual Clarke County Fair is scheduled for August 12-18, 2012  in Berryville, VA. Time once again to wander among the shade of giant oak trees and catch up with friends and neighbors as summer winds to a close.

Daily admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-15; children under 5 are free.

Some highlights for this year include:

Multi-platinum country music group, LONESTAR, will be the Feature Entertainment on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.
Track seats cost $30 and grandstand seats cost $25. Tickets go on sale June 2nd.

Gospel Bluegrass music will be featured on Wednesday, with Dailey & Vincent at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $25 for Track Seating and $20 for Grandstand.

And of course, all the old favorites will still be there – the Miss Clarke County Fair Scholarship Pageant, the Junior Miss Clarke County Fair pageant and Little Miss contest, pig scrambles, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, lawn mower racing, bull riding, livestock exhibits and the carnival rides.

Carnival rides are provided by Cole Amusements and will feature two Ride-All-Night for One Price on Monday, August 13th and Thursday, August 16th.

Ticket sales for both concerts start June 2nd.  Tickets can be ordered via mail or in person at the Ruritan Fairgrounds every Saturday and Sunday from 5-7 pm

For tickets and information call 540-955-3755 or 540-955-2530 or visit www.clarkecountyfair.org for an order form. Ticket prices do not include the gate admission of $7.

58th Clarke County Fair

August 12-18, 2012

Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds

www.clarkecountyfair.org

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

1:00 P.M. Concert Tickets Available at the Ticket Office
1:00 P.M. Pig Scramble Applications Available and Accepted at the Fair Office
1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Youth Show Poultry and Rabbits accepted
3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Open Show Poultry and Rabbits accepted
3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. Homemaking, Photography & Fine Arts exhibits accepted
5:00 P.M. OPENING CEREMONY – Welcome by local officials & Clarke County High School Band and/or Choir

followed by

Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Contest

followed by

Miss Clarke County Fair Scholarship Pageant

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. All other livestock exhibits accepted
11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. Homemaking, Fine Arts and Photography exhibits accepted
12:00 Noon All Sheep, Goat, Beef & Hog entries on grounds
12:45 P.M. Livestock Exhibitor’s Meeting (Show Barn)
1:00 P.M. Pig Scramble Applications Due
1:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Agriculture and Horticulture exhibits accepted
1:00 P.M. Weigh and Grade Market Lambs & Goats, Market Steers, Hogs
4:00 P.M. Gates Open
5:00 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
6:00 P.M. CARNIVAL OPENS – R.C. COLE SHOWS, www.colerides.com-

RIDE ALL NIGHT FOR $207:00 P.M.Little Miss Clarke County Fair Contest (Grandstand)

followed by

Pig Scrambles (Clarke County residents only) – 6 thru 8 year olds, and 9 thru 18 year olds, ladies

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Agriculture, Horticulture and Floral exhibits accepted
9:00 A.M. Sheep Shows (Show Barn)
Rabbit Shows
Poultry Shows
10:00 A.M. Gates Open
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Judge all exhibits, except Beef, Dairy, Swine and Floral
12:00 PM-6:00 PM Judge Agriculture/Horticulture Exhibits
2:00 PM 4H & FFA Commercial Breeding Doe Show (Show Barn)
5:00 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
5:00 P.M. Pet Show (Show Barn)
5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Floral exhibits accepted
6:00 P.M. All building exhibits, except Floral, open to public
6:00 P.M. Carnival Rides Open
6:30 P.M. Market Goat Shows (Show Barn)
7:00 P.M. Figure 8 Demolition
followed by Lawn Mower Pull
10:30 P.M. All building exhibits closed to public

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

SENIOR CITIZEN DAY AND CHILDREN’S DAY

All adults (62 and over) and children (15 and under)
admitted FREE until 5:00 P.M.

10:00 A.M. Gates & Building Exhibits Open
10:00 A.M. Junior Beef Showmanship (Show Barn)
10:00 A.M. Judge Floral Exhibits
1:00 P.M. Sr. Citizens Horseshoe Pitching (55 and over)
1:00 P.M. Berryville Baptist Rascals Puppet Show (Grandstand)
1:00 P.M. Open Beef and Junior Beef Heifer Show

followed by

Junior Beef Steer Show (30 min. after the Open Show)
2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Reduced rates for carnival rides
2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 P.M. SAWJAC Show
5:00 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
5:00 P.M. Pretty Animal Contest (Show Barn)
6:00 P.M. Carnival Rides Open
8:30 P.M. Bluegrass Concert: Dailey & Vincent (Grandstand)- Track $25, Grandstand $20  Sponsored by Southern Light 91.3 WTRM
10:30 P.M. All building exhibits closed to public

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Veteran’s Day: All Active & Military Veterans Admitted Free All Day

9:00 A.M. 4-H Horse & Pony Show (Horse Ring)
9:30 A.M. Sheep & Goat Olympics (Infield)
10:00 A.M. Gates & Building Exhibits Open
10:00 A.M. Dairy Shows (Show Barn)
4:00 P.M. Junior Swine Show (Show Barn)
2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 P.M. SAWJAC Show
5:00 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
5:30 P.M. Bunny Carrot Eating Contest
6:00 P.M. Carnival Rides Open – Ride All Night For $20
6:30 P.M. Interstate Truck & Tractor Pull (Track)
10:30 P.M. All building exhibits closed to public

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

9:00 A.M. Clarke County Ruritan Hunter Horse & Pony Show (Horse Ring)
9:00 A.M. Tractor Driving Contest
10:00 A.M. Round Robin Showmanship Contest (Show Barn)
10:00 A.M. Gates & Building Exhibits Open
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. PREMIUM MONEY MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE PREMIUM OFFICE
1:00 P.M. Livestock Bowl (Show Barn)
2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 P.M. SAWJAC Show
5:00 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
4:30 P.M. 4H Clubs Dessert Auction NEW (Show Barn)
5:00 P.M. Presentation of Special 4-H and F.F.A. Awards (Show Barn)
6:00 P.M. Carnival Rides Open
6:30 P.M. Lawn Mower Race (Infield)
7:00 P.M. Rabbit Scramble
8:00 P.M. Professional Bull Riding & Rodeo “Buckin Bulls” (Track)
10:30 P.M. All building exhibits closed to public

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

CARNIVAL RIDES
Reduced Rates from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

9:00 A.M. Sale of 4-H & F.F.A. Livestock (Show Barn) & Milk Auction
9:00 A.M. Western & Gaited Horse & Pony Show (Horse Ring)
10:00 A.M. Gates & Building Exhibits Open
10:00 A.M. Horseshoe Pitching – Open Class
2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Reduced Rates for Carnival Rides
3:30 P.M. Auto Demolition Derby
4:30 P.M. Beef or Chicken Barbecue (sauce prepared by Ruritan Club)
5:00 P.M. All breeding Livestock released
5:00 P.M. Sale of Chickens and Rabbits (Poultry Barn)
6:00 P.M. Carnival Rides Open
8:30 P.M. Grandstand Entertainment- Lonestar

(Grandstand)    Track Seat $30, Grandstand $2510:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.PREMIUM MONEY MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE PREMIUM OFFICE10:30 P.M.All building exhibits closed to public

Exhibits cannot be picked up Saturday Night