Many fun summertime activities on the way

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By Maryellen Garrison


County Fair

Enter your exhibits on Monday, June 30 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Henry County Fairgrounds!  

Check out the fair catalog to see what you will enter. 

If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall last year you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years.  

There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, homebaked goodies and produce entered by over 100 different individuals.

The Exhibit Hall will be open for viewing on June 30, July 1 and July 2 from 6 until 9 p.m.


Antique Class Offered

This is an eight-week course taught by R. E. Wells, a noted antique authority from Versailles.  

The class will be taught at the Shelby County Extension Office on Mondays from July 7 to August 25.   

The fee is $55. Class size will be limited.  Make checks payable to: Jefferson County Extension Council and return to: Jefferson County Extension Service,  in care of: Valerie Holland, 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204-1782.  

Deadline to register is June 27 but the class may fill up before then. 

There are two sessions, one from 1 to 3 p.m. and the other from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

(Be sure to mark on your check which session you are signing up for).  

The Shelby County Extension Office is located at 1117 Frankfort Road (US 60), Shelbyville.

For more information contact Valerie at 502-569-2344.  

Topics are as follows:   July 7-Introduction to Antiques; July 14-Art & Cut Glass;  July 21-What is it for? July 28-American Collectable Glass (1915-1960)August 4-Antique Furniture;  August  11-European Silver;  August  18-Austrian & German Porcelain;  August  25-Road Show.

In addition to the classes you are also permitted to bring one item each week to have appraised before class begins and you can bring four items to the Road Show.

Harvest Showcase 

Mark your calendars now for the Henry County Harvest Showcase on Saturday July 26. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds but come early for the wonderful local breakfast served by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and plan to stay all day for a fun filled local festival.

Be watching for more details.

Biggest Loser

Be gathering your team for the next Biggest Loser program that will start July 21.

Get your team together (three or more); choose an exercise and nutrition plan that suits you; come to the initial weigh in and registration to be held at the Henry Christian Church and pay your $20 entry fee.  

As always the Henry County Extension Office will also be a weigh in location after the initial weigh in and registration.  

Be watching for more details.


Farmers Market Now Open

The Henry County Farmers Market is now open on Saturday mornings and will be open on Wednesday afternoons later in the season as more produce becomes available.  

The location is of course on the front lawn of the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle. 


Weighted Blanket Informational Program 

On Tuesday July 24 at 1 p.m., Becky Jew of the Project Linus Program will be at the Extension Office to present a demonstration on the weighted blanket project that they have become involved with. 

If you would like to learn about this program and how these blankets are made and how you might help just stop by.