Livestock show on, fair canceled

VERONA – The Lee County Agri-Center will not have a fair this year, but the livestock and 4-H shows will go on as planned.
Tammy Rodgers, interim director, said a company had planned to bring rides to the venue, then canceled.
“Whoever had done the scheduling had only allowed them to be here for one week,” she said. “They said that wasn’t cost-effective.”
Rodgers said the company left the door open for a visit to Verona in the spring.
The Agri-Center still will be busy in the coming days. On Tuesday and Wednesday, people will bring their exhibits to the Magnolia Building.
“We have 4-H exhibits from students, and we’ll have exhibits from adults in Lee County,” said Beth Randall, 4-H agent for Lee County Extension Service.
Clothes, baked goods, horticulture exhibits and more will be on view beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, as well as 10 a.m. Oct. 3.
The 2009 Fall Classic Livestock Show will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the Beef Show, followed by the Market Lamb Show at 10 a.m.
The livestock events will continue Oct. 3 with the Junior Market Goat Show at 1 p.m. and the State Fall Dairy Show at 2 p.m.
For more information about the 2009 Fall Classic Livestock Show and the 4-H exhibits at Lee County Agri-Center, call (662) 841-9000.

NEMS Daily Journal

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