Summer opens in full swing

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By Maryellen Garrison

County Fair
Enter your exhibits on Monday, July 1! Be watching for the Fair catalog to check out 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, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. The Exhibit Hall will be open to view On July 1 and 2 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Adult crochet classes start in July
For those of you who are interested in learning to crochet we have a series of classes starting on July 9 and running through Aug. 13. The class will be taught here at the Extension Office on Tuesday afternoons for six weeks from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be a $5 fee and your supplies will be provided. The class is limited to eight people so call us at 845-2811 to register.
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 8 to Aug. 26. The fee is $50. Class size will be limited. Make checks payable to: Jefferson County Extension Council and return to: Jefferson County Extension Service, %Valerie Holland, 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204-1782. Deadline to register is June 28 but the class may fill up before then. There are two sessions — one from 1-3 p.m. and the other from 6:30-8:30 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 8 — Introduction to Antiques; July 15 — Antique Perfume and Scent Bottles; July 22 — Staffordshire Trinkets; July 29 — Art Glass; Aug. 5 — American Sliver; Aug. 12 — Pressed Glass; Aug. 19 — Kitchen Pottery; Aug. 26 — 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 27! 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
Gather your team for the next Biggest Loser program that will run from July 28 through Oct. 7! Get your team together (three or more); choose an exercise and nutrition plan that suits you; come to the initial weigh in and registration at the Henry Christian Church, and pay your $20 entry fee. North Central District Health Department will be conducting blood sugar and blood pressure screenings at the initial and ending weigh-ins at the church. The Henry County Extension Office will also be a weigh-in location after the initial weigh-in and registration. In our last program we had 50 enroll in 13 teams in the 10-week program. The total amount of weight lost was 715.7 pounds. The Biggest Male Loser lost 58.8 and Biggest Female Loser lost 47.4. The 1st place team lost a total of 106 pounds or 12.92 percent, the 2nd place team lost 96.2 pounds or 12.16 percent and we had 10 people who lost 20 pounds or more!
You be the judge: Judging quilts for competitions
From 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the John Black Center located at 1551 N Hwy 393, La Grange. Linda Luggen has spent more than 30 years sharing her knowledge of quilts and quiltmaking. Her quilts have won awards nationally and has been published in Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts and Great American Quilts. Her home and quilts were featured in Romantic Homes. Her article on judging was published in NQA, and she is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge. Linda will give an overall insight into the process of quilt judging. She will answer questions about what a judge looks for in quilt design, piecing, appliqué, etc. Tickets $10 per person or tables of 8: $50. Call (502) 222-9453 for more details and tickets.
Checks may be mailed to the Oldham County Extension Office at 1815 North Hwy 393, La Grange, KY 4003. Sponsored by Oldham County Extension Homemakers.
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.