Final preparations being made as county fair is about to begin


THE HOWARD County Fair starts Saturday. It's much more than carnival rides. For families involved in the fair, socializing, helping each other with livestock and other projects, learning nTC and sharing is enjoyment they look forward to all year.

This week, 4-H members are putting the final touches on projects. Some projects, such as those that involve breeding sheep and cattle , started last September. Others are making candy, baking, digging out sewing projects done earlier this year, picking the best vegetables from the garden, and getting their favorite hermit crabs ready to show.

Marlene Dukehart, who leads the West Friendship 4-H Livestock Club, says that her group does a lot of things : computers, crafts, photography, sheep, cattle and pigs.

4-H members will auction their market animals at 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Center offers programs

Betty Frey, director of the Western Howard County Activity Center, invites Western Howard County residents over the age of 50 to the center.

This month, she plans lunch every day at noon, games, exercises, an ice cream social, dancing, massages, movies, parties, crafts, bowling, a men's day breakfast and more. Frey is even planning an all-day trip to architect Frank Lloyd Wright's house, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, in October.

Most of the activities are free or cost very little. Call Frey at the center at (410) 313-5440.

Getting school ready

A visit to River Hill High School this summer could leave you breathless. Energetic folks are developing a place and an attitude that will make River Hill an animated and dynamic school.

Principal Scott Pfeifer, aided by secretary Suzanne Kerschner and Assistant Principals Barry Odell and Kelly Borowski, is developing plans and activities to welcome teachers to River Hill next week and train them. River Hill's band director, Steve Wampler, is ready to welcome 70 band members to Marching Band Camp at 9 a.m. Monday.

If you've been waiting to see how you can try out for the Silks Squad, come to camp Monday morning.

If you are an adult who would like to join the Silks Squad leadership team, call Wampler at 313-7120.

Setting up computers

On Tuesday evening, 43 volunteers joined River Hill's ninth-grade team leader Rick Marquart of Dayton and Mark Dubbs, a River Hill social studies teacher, to set up the school's computers.

In less than three hours, parents, students and teacher volunteers unpacked, assembled, labeled and delivered 200 Power Macs to instructional areas of the school.

Boosters need supplies

Susan Klime of the River Hill High School Boosters' Club is organizing a concession stand at the school stadium for fall sports. Call her if you can donate or sell the club these items: a refrigerator, a freezer, a large 30- to 60-cup coffee pot or urn, a small water heater, a microwave oven, a vendor popcorn machine, Crockpots, a gas grill, free-standing shelving and cabinets.

Call Klime at 531-1123.

Pub Date: 8/08/96

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