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County fair food vendors include friends and neighbors [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

By Tracy Trobridge, tracy21738@yahoo.com 410-489-7444

5:25 AM EDT, August 7, 2013

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At the Howard County Fair, members of the Glenwood Lions Club, the Glenelg High School Booster Club and the Glenelg High School Marching Band are all waiting to sell you good food.

If you haven't been to the 68th annual Howard County Fair, you still have time.

The fair is a great place to catch up with your friends and neighbors.

Don't forget to get something to eat while you are there. Members of the Glenwood Lions Club, the Glenelg High School Booster Club and the Glenelg High School Marching Band are all waiting to sell you good food.

Make sure you check out the marching band's newly painted booth. Angela Banner, a rising senior at Glenelg and member of the silks squad, took charge of the mural painting for the booth. She presented her ideas to the booth committee, recruited the volunteers to help her paint, and supervised the work. The booth looks beautiful.

Here are some other exciting events.

On Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., you can watch the Iron Chef Contest starring local celebrity chefs, including a team of 4-H members.

The Howard County Farm-City Celebration is promoting farm to table. Contestants will be supplied with meat and local vegetables, tools and a grill and will be judged on best presentation, best teamwork, best meat dish and best vegetable dish. There will also be a People's Choice Award where the public will vote for the best chefs.

If you are interested in learning about honey bees, there will be a honey extraction demonstration on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Home Arts Building at the fair. If that demonstration makes you want to keep bees the Howard County Beekeepers Association has scheduled a Beekeeping Seminar for October 12, 2013. For more information about this one day seminar send an email to hocobeekeepersassoc@gmail.com.

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, you can watch the fourth annual zero-turn mower challenge. Operators will maneuver their machine through a challenge course designed to simulate the uphill battle of lawn care. It will be fun and exciting.

Fifty years ago, Howard County was a very different place. On Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m the 50th anniversary 4-H livestock sale will be held. You can bid on a steer, market lamb, goat, hog, or meat pens of broilers or rabbits to fill up your freezer. You will receive a quality product which is locally grown, and help support local 4-H members. These young people have worked with their animals for many months, and the livestock sale gives them a chance to raise money to pay for next year's project and save for future college expenses.

Have you ever watched worms race? On Saturday, Aug. 10. at 1:30 p.m., the 4-H Colossal International Worm Race will take place. Three different classes of contestants will compete — slimys, fuzzies and pedes. Slimys are earthworms, night crawlers and slugs; fuzzies are caterpillars, and pedes are centipedes and millipedes. The worm race is a lot of fun for the spectators, and after the races are over the contestants are returned to their homes.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday you can watch the parade of floats. 4-H Clubs and other organizations from the county will decorate elaborate floats and walk along Midway Boulevard. The Bushy Park Elementary School Leo Club is often part of the parade.

Please send information about what is going on in the neighborhood to me at tracy21738@yahoo.com. Have a fun week.