There is so much going on in the next few weeks it will be difficult to pick and choose where you want to spend your time!
Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall
Everyone knows that the Henry County Fair is held during the 4th of July week but have you ever considered entering an item or two in the exhibit hall competition? All entries are accepted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, July 2, at the Fairgrounds 4-H Building. Check the Fair Catalog that came out a few weeks ago for what you can enter and get your items ready! They are judged that afternoon and will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. You will need to pick your items up from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 5.
5th Annual Biggest Loser to Begin July 15
Be getting your teams together for the 5th Annual Biggest Loser Contest which will be running from July 15 through Sept. 24. 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 to be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m., July 15, or 6:30 to 7:30, July 16, at the Henry Christian Church where North Central District Health Department will also be providing blood sugar and blood pressure screenings. There will be a $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 or exercise plan they choose but are encouraged to consult with their personal physician before starting any weight loss program and also be sure to keep them advised. After the registration week you will also be able to weigh-in on Monday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Henry County Extension Office or on Sundays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. or Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Henry Christian Church. For more information call 502-845-4728 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why join the Biggest Loser? Kentucky is consistently ranked among the top 10 states for obesity and obesity-related diseases. There have been many programs developed to assist those trying to lose weight in becoming more health oriented but research has shown that competition and financial gain seem to be two of the biggest motivators for weight loss. Last year we had 59 participants in 13 teams register for the 10 week competition which included weekly weigh-ins, weekly educational sessions and handouts.. The participants lost a total of 609 pounds!
Walking Group Forming
Are you interested in seeing Henry Countians become more fit by walking more? Why not get in on the ground floor with a new group that is forming just for that purpose! The second meeting for the group will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Henry County EMS Building located out on Property Road. For more information contact Mona Huff (845-6849) or Scott McClamrach. This group hopes to form some type of competition that will get individuals and groups more active so come help as the program is developed.
A full schedule of music, food and fun awaits you at the 13th Annual Harvest Showcase and Lunch at the Farmers Market! The event will be held on Saturday, July 28 and the best part is that it is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds located on U.S. 421 between New Castle and Pleasureville!
Breakfast is sold by the Chamber of Commerce and will open at 7:30 a.m. for those setting up booths and early birds and will be served until 11 a.m. or it is gone! The musical entertainment will kick off with the Henry County High School Band at 10 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. with Music ‘N a Box, special guest Patrick Henry Hughes and Ye Merrie Melodious Dulcimers.
Mike Radcliff will provide a horseshoeing demonstration at 10:30 a.m., and there will be a milking demonstration at 11:00 and a milking competition at 11:30. There will be a Sweet Corn Eating Contest with a $100 prize by Capstone Produce Market from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Henry county farmers, craftsmen, local and regional chefs, crafters and ag business people will be showcasing their products from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. And also this year will be the Antique Tractor & Equipment Contest announcements at 12:45 and the Antique Tractor Pull starts at 4 p.m.
This event will hold lots of appeal for children who will enjoy the old-time games sponsored by the FFA, visiting the Livestock Pavilion and milking Kentucky Kate. Don’t miss this day of great family fun. Come celebrate our rural community with us! For more information contact the Henry County Extension Office at 502-845-2811.
Display space is available free to Henry County farmers, Henry County crafters and Henry County agricultural business people, and also to non-profits providing service in Henry County.
If you would like a spot contact Bonnie Cecil at 532-0230. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.