West Virginia University
8 Aug

The West Virginia State Fair is now open and the grounds are full of people enjoying the sights and sounds of the country life in the Mountain State. 4-H is stepping up their involvement with the fair this year. We now have a council circle on the grounds and we will be having camp fire activities three times a day during the run of the fair.

The Youth Building is also open and we have the second largest number of exhibits ever. We have 3,670 exhibits from 50 of our 55 counties. We have taken digital pictures of all the posters and it is easier to read the posters and all the great information they have. We are open everyday from 10:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night, so if you are traveling to the fair, stop in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building for a great 4-H fix. The projects are varied and we have selected 12 Best of Show exhibits. We have folks from the Greenbrier County 911 with us along with Greenbrier Communications. Germ City is helping teach folks the correct way to wash their hands and as always it is a very popular attraction

We will be adding the Mobile Technology Lab by tomorrow morning and this will give us 11 computers in the building where folks can read email, look up items on the internet and play games.

We are enjoying the beginning of the new fair and our thanks go out to all the folks that were a part of the Department O team and the agents and volunteers around the state that delivered exhibits to us.

State camp planning begins tonight, August 8 and OMC will be working tonight and tomorrow with our Alpha planning coming in on Saturday and out on Sunday. Hopefully many great ideas will come about for State Camps for the summer of 2009.

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