by Sarah Beckelheimer
This year’s Farm and Home Field Day will be held at the Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Office.The day starts with Award winning photojournalist, Soc Clay, at 3:00 p.m. with sourdough bread baking presentations and a display of his award-winning images.
Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. June 21 along with booths and activities for all ages.
Activities and booths include:
Let’s Grill Summer Squash!, Extension Homemakers Organization, Save Money By Making Your Own Laundry Detergent, Youth Activities, Farm Credit Services, Three Rivers Medical Center, Lawrence County Health Department, Kings Daughter’s Home Health, Lawrence County Conservation District, Rock Springs Winery, Rolling R Farms, Lawrence County Emergency Management, Kentucky Division of Forestry, USDA/NRCS/FCS, Lawrence County Conservation – Equipment Rentals, Antique Tractors, Lawrence County Quilted Treasures Quilt Guild, 4-H Livestock Show Demonstration, Lawrence County FFA, Petting Zoo, and American Cancer Society- Kentucky Cancer.
Demonstrations include 4-H livestock show, FFA garden, raised bed, and home landscape.
A dessert contest will be held with awards going to first place winners. Categories include scratch cake, box mix cake, pies, sugar free, cobbler, and Kentucky Proud (KY grown vegetables and/or fruits).
Tours begin at 5:30 p.m.
A dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., compliments of Lawrence County Farm Bureau.
For more information contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 673-9495.
About Soc Clay...
We are fortunate to have a very unique person attend this year’s annual Farm and Home Field Day, Soc Clay. Soc Clay is not only a legendary and award winning photojournalist, but also famous for his Mad Trapper sourdough bread making.
Soc Clay has conducted sourdough baking seminars across America and Canada. He has written one of the first “all sourdough” baking recipe books. This unique book contains great stories about sourdough, its history in American and Canadian exploration, plus some of the author’s and Alaskan Legend, Sam Roberson’s historic collections of authentic baking recipes straight out of the gold camps of Alaska and Yukon.
Soc Clay’s Mad Trapper Sourdough baking recipe book captures the interest of discriminating bakers who cherish great, natural foods and believe sourdough is the finest tasting leavening agent in the world. Soc Clay has spent decades perfecting historical recipes, from sourdough breads to pancakes, to everything in-between.
Now is your opportunity to meet Soc Clay as he presents his famous Mad Trapper sourdough bread making skills beginning at 3:00pm on June 21 during Farm and Home Field Day at the Lawrence County Extension Office. Be prepared to purchase Soc Clay’s Mad Trapper Sourdough Baking Cookbook.
Soc Clay will also be available during field day to showcase his outdoor photography. He is recognized as one of the most talented freshwater fishing photographer’s in the world. His images appear in publications around the globe.
Farm and Home Field Day tours and educational displays will begin at 4:00pm. Dinner is at 6:30pm. For more information contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 673-9495.
--Stephanie Derifield, Lawrence County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences
The third annual Lawrence County Fair will be at the fairgrounds behind the Lawrence County Extension Office at 249 Industrial Drive in Louisa.
A County Fair Pageant will be held the night before the Fair beginning at 6 p.m.
Opening ceremonies for the fair will be Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m. with a message from Lawrence County Judge Executive John Osborne, a 21 gun salute, and a performance of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Following opening ceremonies are performances by Cowboy Church and Living Waters until the Fair closes for the night at 9 p.m.
Thursday, the county fair reopens at 5 p.m. with a 4-H talent show at 6 p.m. Closing the day’s festivities will be Luna with a concert from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fair events on Friday begin at 4 p.m. with a small animal show at 6 p.m. A Battle of the Bands contest will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. to determine the opening solo and group acts to open for Saturday night’s main musical performance.
Saturday’s events begin at 7 a.m. with a 4-H pancake breakfast to support the 4-H Poultry and Avian Bowl Teams to compete in the Kentucky State Fair in August. The fair officialy opens at 9 a.m., along with the Lawrence County Farmers’ Market located next to the Extension Office.
At 10 a.m. exhibits inside the extension office become open to the public. A K-9 demonstration is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. a pet show will be held at the barn behind the office followed by a contest for the best pig, turkey, and rooster call at 11:30 a.m.
Back at the Extension Office, a baby crawling contest and a hotdog eating contest will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively. A greased pig contest will be held at the barn at 3:30 p.m. Tricycle riding and pie eating contests will take place at 4:00 p.m., followed by a drawing for a student from a Lawrence County school to throw a pie in the face of a teacher or principal at his or her school.
The Battle of the Bands solo winner performs at 6 p.m. followed by the band winner at 7.p.m.
A large animal livestock show begins at 6 p.m. at the barn followed by a livestock auction at 7 p.m. for Lawrence County residents only.
The fair closes with a concert by Tyler Stephens from 9 – 10 p.m.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the event.
Inflatables, concession, vendors, information booths, face painting, a rock wall, mechanical bulls, and cotton candy will also be on site.
By Sarah BeckelheimerLawrence County Extension Office
Starting on June 9, 2013 the Louisa Police Department will begin issuing city parking tickets for anyone who is in violation of state law KRS 189.450 or city Ordinance #12-09.
Please park in designated areas only. Thank YouGreg A. Fugitt
Chief of Police
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