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Don’t forget — Harvest Showcase is this Saturday

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By Maryellen Garrison

Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds! The day will open with a live broadcast on WHAS with Reed Yadon and the Chamber of Commerce breakfast of old ham and fresh farm eggs starting at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until it is gone! A full locally raised breakfast is available for only $8 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage!

The musical entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. with the Henry County High School Band and will then feature Music ‘N a Box with special guest Patrick Henry Hughes and Ye Merrie Melodious Dulcimers. There will be a horseshoeing demonstration at 10 by Mike Radcliff, a milking demonstration at 11 and then at 11:30 a celebrity milking competition. New this year, we will have performances at 10:30/11:30 and 1:30 by Henry County’s Own Magician, Tyler Habberfield!

The Top Chicken Contest is sponsored by Rick’s Farm Center at Port Royal. There is a $150 prize for the Top Hen and the Top Rooster. Each entrant may enter only one chicken and they must be an adult hen or rooster living in Henry County and owned by a Henry County resident! Contestants must bring their own cage or coop for their chicken and “chick-in” is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with judging at 1:30 at the ag pavilion. It is optional to dress chickens in an outfit or costume!

A “Pig Kissing” event is sponsored by the Eminence Rotary Club to raise money for their scholarship program. You will have the chance to vote for the local celebrity that you want to “Kiss the Pig!” Each vote is just $1 and the money is for a good cause. Celebrities will include Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams, Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry, and from the Henry County Senior Center, Polly Troxell. Bring a few extra dollars to select your candidate with!

There also is an antique tractor and equipment show with prize money offered and a parade of tractors at 1. Then at 4 p.m. there will be an antique tractor pull. Henry County farmers, craftsmen, local and regional chefs, and ag business people will be showcasing their agricultural products from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

6th Annual Biggest Loser to Begin July 28-29!

Be getting your teams together for the Biggest Loser Contest which will be running from July 28 through Oct. 7. Teams should be at least three people and there is a $20 entry fee per person which will be payable at the initial weigh-in and $5 weight management fees for not showing up for a weigh in or for gaining weight. All contestants must be 18 or older and may participate in any weight loss of exercise plan they chose but are encouraged to consult with their personal physician before starting any weight loss program and to also be sure to keep them advised. Initial weigh-in and registration will be held at the Henry Christian Church from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday July 28, or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the same location. The Henry County Health Department will be doing blood pressure and blood glucose checks and you will have your BMI figured. After the registration week you will be able to weigh-in on Monday mornings from 9 to 11 at the Henry County Extension Office or on Sundays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Henry Christian Church. For more information call 502-845-4728 or the Extension Office.

 

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