BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Polk County Fair and Rodeo Board (PCFRB) is pleased to bring the 2014 Polk County Fair to the area’s kids, of all ages and sizes. There will be something for everyone at this year’s event.
Carnival rides are the most popular activity, which will be available each night and twice on Saturday. Bracelets for unlimited rides will be sold at the gate for $18 each.
Also available for viewing will be the gardening riches grown, picked, and canned by locals vying for a blue ribbon. 4-H students will have their projects displayed for judging as well as, quilts, crafts, potted plants and arrangements, photography, and the annual livestock show and sale. All of these exhibits and more can be found in the Commercial Building, Livestock Barn, and Education Building.
Board member Phyllis Bell would like to remind the community that, “Education is very important to the fair board. Our goal is to continue to educate citizens and have a thriving system and that only happens through our citizens, businesses, and volunteer involvement. Agriculture is the backbone of our community.” Speaking of how important the local fair is to our youth Bell states, “Students that are involved in 4-H and FFA leadership type programs are the future leaders of our state.”
The PCFRB is a non-profit 501c3 organization that relies heavily on volunteers to maintain the grounds and educate the community. They will continue to sell Hunters’ Draw raffle tickets to improve the bleachers at the Andy Risenhoover Rodeo Arena. Those tickets will be available at the fair or by contacting any board member.