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									                              2010 Premium Book
    2010 LA PORTE COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, June 27th
 12:30 p.m.               -   Check-In for 4-H Cat Judging (Marquette Mall)
 1:00 p.m.                -   4-H Cat Judging (Marquette Mall)

Thursday, July 8th
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    -   Jr. Leader Work Day

Sunday, July 11th
 1:00 p.m.                -   ATV Rodeo – Infield of Grandstand

Monday, July 12th
 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    -   Enter all 4-H Sewing, Consumer Clothing, Jr. & Sr. Fashion
                              Revue exhibits for judging at LaPorte High School. Follow
                              Fashion Revue letter schedule.
 7:00 p.m.                -   4-H Public Fashion Revue -- LaPorte High School

Tuesday, July 13th
 8:00 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H Cake Decorating - Fairgrounds Community Bldg.
 11:00 a.m.               -   4-H Cake Decorating Judging, or as finished.
 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   -   4-H Gift Wrapping - Fairgrounds Community Bldg.
 Noon                     -   4-H Gift Wrapping Judging, or as finished.
 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    -   Small Project Building Judging Set-Up

Wednesday, July 14th
 8:00 a.m.                -   All project superintendents report to judging stations.
 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.    -   Helpers and Jr. Leaders may enter projects.
 8:30 a.m. - Noon         -   Projects may be entered, if members are not staying for
                              Open Judging.
 9:00 a.m. - Noon         -   Enter Already Judged 4-H Sewing and Consumer
                              Clothing Projects at Community Bldg.
 9:00 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H OPEN JUDGING ON THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:
                              Enter at Small Projects Bldg. Project Exhibits: American
                              Heritage, Cat Poster, Computer, Dog Poster, Electric,
                              Entomology, Forestry, Lawn Tractor, Legos, Aerospace
                              Models, Model Aircraft, Model Car, General Models, Model
                              Watercraft, Photography, Rabbit Education, Recycling,
                              Shooting Sports-Archery, Soil & Water Conservation, Small
                              Engines, Sport Fishing, Tractor Maintenance, Veterinary
                              Science, Weather, Wildlife and Wood Science. (Farm
                              Model Display to Commercial Building #1)
 9:00 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H OPEN JUDGING ON THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:
                              Enter at Community Bldg. Project Exhibits: Basic Crafts,
                              Ceramics, Fine Arts, General Crafts, Latch Hook,
                              Needlecraft, Child Development, Collections, Genealogy,
                              Health, Home Environment, Hoosier Christmas
                              Decoration, Personality and Scrapbooking.
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    -   Champions Selected in Closed Judging.
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    -   4-H Project Set Up.
 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    -   Mini 4-H Project Check-In, Small Projects Bldg.

Thursday, July 15th
 8:30 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H Project Set-Up, Small Projects Building.
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   -   Mini 4-H Project Check-In, Small Projects Bldg.
 10:00 a.m. – Noon        -   4-H Open Judging for Clowning, Community Bldg.
 5:00 p.m.                -   Swine Barn Set-Up

Friday, July 16th
 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    -   Enter 4-H Foods - Level A - (Grades 3 & 4) for
                              judging (Community Bldg.).
                          -   Enter All 4-H Dairy Foods for judging (Community Bldg.)
                          -   Enter All 4-H Preserved Food Products for judging
                              (Community Bldg.).
 9:00 a.m.                -   Open Judging of 4-H Foods - Level A (Grades 3 & 4), All
                              Dairy Foods
                              and All Preserved Food Products
 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -     Enter 4-H Foods - Level B - (Grades 5 & 6) for judging.
                              (Community Bldg).
 10:00 a.m.              -    Open Judging of 4-H Foods - Level B (Grades 5 & 6)
 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -    Enter 4-H Foods - Levels C & D (Grades 7-12) and all
                              Microwave Foods
                              for judging (Community Bldg).
 11:00 a.m.               -   Open judging of 4-H Foods – Levels C & D (Grades 7-12)
                              and all Microwave
                              Foods
 3:00 p.m.                -   Check-In for 4-H Dog Showmanship (Livestock Show Arena)
 4:00 p.m.                -   4-H Dog Showmanship Judging, Rally Obedience, Costume
                              and Trick Classes (Livestock Show Arena)
 4:00 p.m.                -   Open Class Rabbit Entries Closed

Saturday, July 17th
 8: 00 a.m.             -     Open Class ARBA Rabbit Show (Rabbit Building)
 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -     Extension Homemakers Club Booth Set-Up (Community
                              Bldg.)
 8:30 a.m.                -   4-H Ten Year Member Breakfast - The Robert M. Morse 4-H
                              Fair Board Scholarship Awards Presentation. The Louis M.
                              Daube Memorial Scholarship Presentation.
 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. -      4-H Dog Check-in – for Agility Class
                              (4-H Livestock Show Arena)
 9:00 a.m.                -   4-H Dog Agility Class Judging/Dogless Dog Judging
                              (Livestock Show Arena)
 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    -   Register for Mini 4-H Bicycle Rodeo (Grandstand)
 1:30 p.m.                -   4-H Mini Bicycle Rodeo (Grandstand)
 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    -   4-H Poultry, Poultry Science, Ducks, Geese, & Turkey are
                              due. (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
                          -   Little Peeps Poultry are due (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    -   Registration for Mini 4-H Pet Parade
 3:30 p.m.                -   Mini 4-H Pet Parade
 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    -   4-H Rabbits due. (Enter West Gate)
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    -   4-H Sheep are due.

Sunday, July 18th
 8:00 a.m.                - 4-H Dog Check-In –Jumpers & Weaves,
                          Obedience and Brace
                            Classes (Livestock Show Arena)
 9:00 a.m.                - 4-H Dog Jumpers & Weaves, Obedience and Brace
             Judging
                              (Livestock Show Arena)
 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. -     4-H Draft Horse & Open Class Draft Horses are due. (No
                              Open Draft Horse entries will be taken after 2:00 p.m.)
 8:00 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H Beef Cattle, Dairy Steers, & Dairy Feeder Steers are due
                              & will be weighed as they arrive.
 9:00 a.m.              -     Antique Tractor Pull (Grandstand) – No Admission
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -     Open Class Needlework & Handicraft Due (Div. 1-34) (West
                              End of Community Building) (No entries after 11:00 a.m.)
 11:00 a.m.               -   Old Time Church Service – School House – Pioneer Land
 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   -   4-H Horse & Pony Check-In
 Noon                     -   Open Class Needlework & Handicraft JUDGING
 Noon - 2:30 p.m.         -   4-H Sheep Weigh-In.
 Noon - 9:00 P.M.         -   FAIR PREVIEW-GATE ADMISSION: $5.00 (NO RIDES)
 2:00 p.m.                -   Open Draft Horse Entries Close.
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    -   4-H Goats are due.
 3:00 p.m.                -    “Ox Cart Ramblers” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land
 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    -   4-H Pigeons due (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
 4:00 p.m.                -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging-Trail Classes (Horse & Pony
                              Show Arena) 4-H County Bred Steer Class Judging
                              (Shown by breed) and 4-H Dairy Feeder Steer Judging.
                              (Livestock Show Arena)
                          -   “Schlitz Creek” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land
 5:00 p.m.                -   Open Class Draft Horse Class 45 (Draft Horse Arena)
 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    -   Log Cabin Bean & Corn Bread Supper – Pioneer Land
 6:30 p.m.                -   4-H Goat Weigh-In.
 7:00 p.m.                -   “DEMOLITION DERBY” – GRANDSTAND - $12.00; BOX
                              SEATS $15.00
 7:00 p.m.                -   “Schlitz Creek” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land

Monday, July 19th             Gates Open at 8:00 a.m.
 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. -      4-H Swine are due.
 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. -      Chicken Flying Weigh-In at Poultry Barn
 8:00 a.m. - Noon      -      4-H Dairy Cattle are due.
                       -      Open Class Dairy are due. (Entries Close Wednesday at
                              Noon)
 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.    -   4-H Beef Ultrasound Carcass Evaluation
 8:30 a.m.                -   Sheep Carcass Sign Up.
 9:00 a.m.                -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging (Horse & Pony Show Arena)
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   -   Open Class Flowers Due (Division 35 - 40) (Community
                              Building West End)
 9:00 a.m. – Noon         -   Open Class Agriculture Exhibits are due. (Conservation
                              Building)
 9:00 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H Open Judging of the Following Projects:
                              Enter all 4-H Aquatic Science (Community Bldg.)
                              Enter all Crops, Family Scarecrow, Garden, Potato, &
                              Container Gardening
                              Exhibits. (Small Projects Bldg.)
 10:00 a.m. – noon      -     Enter all 4-H Floriculture (Community Bldg.)
 10:00 a.m.             -     4-H Chicken Flying Contest
                        -     4-H Sheep – Pen of 2 Sign-Up Due
 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -     4-H Swine Weigh-In & Ultrasound Carcass Evaluation.
 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. -       Pioneer Land Open
 11:00 a.m.             -     Rabbit Fun Photo Contest Judging
 11:00 a.m.             -     Announcement of 4-H Rabbit Ambassador Winners
                              Rabbit Judging – meat pens, single fryers & roasters
 11:30 a.m.               -   Open Class Agriculture Entries Close (except “Creatures
                              from Vegetables”)
 Noon                     -   Open Class Flower Judging (Community Bldg.)
 1:00 p.m.                -   4-H Family Scarecrow Judging (Small Projects Bldg.)
                          -   Open Class Agriculture & Horticulture Judging
                              (Conservation Building)
                          -   4-H Sheep Judging & Lamb Carcass Show. (Livestock
Show Arena)
 5:00 p.m.                -   Open Class Draft Horse Class 46 (Draft Horse Arena)
 5:00 p.m.                    TBA (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer Land
 6:00 p.m.                -   “The Jug Band” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land
 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. -     RIDES – PAY ONE PRICE - $20.00 – Unlimited Rides-
                              Carnival Area
 7:00 p.m.              -   “Horseshoe Cloggers – Dance (Free Entertainment
                            Tent ) Pioneer Land
 7:00 p.m.              -   “DEMOLITION DERBY”- GRANDSTAND-$12.00; Box
                            Seat-$15.00
 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. -    4-H Aquatic Science Released (Leave Project Notebooks)
                            (Levels A & B Only)
 8:30 p.m.              -   “Jr. & The Igniters” - Rhythm & Blues – Free –
                            Entertainment Tent, Pioneer Land

Tuesday, July 20th
 6:00 a.m.              -   4-H Lamb Carcass Load Out.
 8:00 a.m.              -   4-H Swine Judging. (Livestock Show Arena); PeeWee Pig
                            Show to follow in the afternoon
 8:30 a.m.              -   4-H Poultry Science and Poultry Display Board Judging.
                            (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
                        -   4-H Poultry, Ducks, Geese & Turkey
                            Judging.(Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
 9:00 a.m.              -   4-H Rabbit Judging – Jr. 4-H members (3rd – 7th grades)
                            (Rabbit Barn)
                        -   4-H Rooster Crowing Contest – (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
                        -   Open Class Draft Horse Class 47-51 (Draft Horse
                            Arena)
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. -   Enter 4-H Small Animals-Birds, Reptiles and Misc. Div.
                            (Community Bldg.)
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -   Open Class Foods Due (Div. 41- 62) (Community Bldg.)
                        -   Open Class entrants for “Creatures from Vegetables”
                            due (vegetables provided)
 9:00 a.m. – Noon       -   Little Peeps Poultry Judging (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
 10:00 a.m.             -   4-H Open Judging of Small Animals-Birds, Reptiles And
                            Misc. Division
                        -   4-H Poultry Showmanship
                        -   4-H Pigeon Judging. (Poultry/Pigeon Bldg.)
                        -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging. (Horse & Pony Show Arena)
 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. -     Pioneer Land Open
 Noon                   -   Open Class Foods Judging (Div. 41-62) (Community Bldg.)
 3:00 p.m.              -   TBA
 5:00 p.m.              -   Open Class Draft Horse Class 52 (Draft Horse Arena)
 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. -   RIDES-PAY ONE PRICE-$20.00 -Unlimited Rides-
                            Carnival Area
 5:00 p.m.              -   Open Class Draft Horse Class 52 & 53 (Draft Horse
                            Arena)
 5:30 p.m.              -   4-H Mini Pedal Pull Weigh-In (Livestock Show Arena-West
                            End)
 6:00 p.m.              -   4-H Mini Pedal Pull
 7:00 p.m.              -   PeeWee Goat Show
 7:00 p.m.                -   "FIGURE 8" DERBY - Grandstand-$12.00; Box Seats-
                              $15.00
 8:00 p.m.                -   “Spike & The Spit Wads” – 50’x 60’s (Free –
                              Entertainment Tent) Pioneer Land
 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    -   4-H Small Animals (Birds, Reptiles, Misc.) Release.

Wednesday, July 21st
 8:00 a.m.                -    4-H Beef Steer and Dairy Steer Judging. (Livestock Show
                               Arena)
 9:00 a.m.                -    4-H Rabbit Judging – Sr. 4-H members (8th – 12th grades)
                               (Rabbit Barn)
                          -    4-H Sheep Carcass Judging Results (See Supt.)
                          -    4-H Draft Horse (Showmanship, Costume & Driving
                               Classes - Draft Horse Arena)
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   -    Open Class Pies due (Div. 63 -72) (Community Bldg.)
 10:00 a.m.               -    4-H Horse & Pony Judging (Horse & Pony Show Arena)
 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.     -    Pioneer Land open
 Noon                     -    Open Class Pie Judging. (Div. 63 - 72) (Community Bldg.)
                          -    Open Class Dairy Entries Close
 Noon - 6:00 p.m.         -    RIDES - PAY ONE PRICE-$20.00 - Unlimited Rides-
                               Carnival Area
 5:00 p.m.                -    4-H Goat Judging.
 5:00 p.m.                -    Ladies Fitness Zone (Jazzercise Exercise Exhibition -
                               moves from hip-hop, yoga, pilates, jass dance,
                               kickboxing & resistance training and bundled them
                               into one hour) – Free Entertainment Tent, Pioneer Land
 6:00 p.m.                -    “Goodtime Cloggers” – dance – (Free Entertainment
                               Tent), Pioneer Land
 7:30 p.m.   -            -   “SUPER KICKER RODEO” (bull riding, saddle bronco,
                               bareback bronco riding, girls barrel racing, team
                               roping, mutton busting, boot scramble)
 8:00 p.m.                    “Cripple Creek” (Free Entertainment Tent), Pioneer
                               Land


Thursday, July 22nd           (Kids Day) RONALD MCDONALD DAY AT THE FAIR
 9:00 a.m.              -     4-H Dairy Judging. (Livestock Show Arena)
                        -     4-H Draft Horse (Driving Classes – Draft Horse Arena)
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -     Open Class Flowers Due (Div. 73 - 77) (Community Bldg.)
 9:00 a.m. – Noon       -     Enter and Arrange 4-H Flower Arrangement Exhibits at
                              Community Bldg.
 10:00 a.m.               -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging (Horse & Pony Show Arena)
 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.     -   Pioneer Land open
 Noon – 5:00 p.m.         -   “Smoke Out” – Smoke FREE Day (Literature to be
                              distributed at Pioneer Land Gazebo). Sponsored by
                              Tobacco Prevention Council of LaPorte County.
Noon                      -   Open Class Flower Judging (Div. 73 - 77) (Community
                              Bldg.)
                          -   4-H Flower Arrangement Open Judging By Category
 Noon – 6:00 p.m.         -   RIDES – PAY ONE PRICE - $20.00 (McDonalds & WEFM
                              95.9)
                              Coupons available at McDonalds after July 1st
 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.    -   Release of Non-Sale Sheep, Swine, Beef Breeding Stock
                              & Dairy
                              Feeder Steers. (4-H members Must Have Signed
                              Release Form From Each Superintendent!)
 4:30 p.m.                -    Matt Kalita Magic Show (Free – Entertainment Tent)
                              Pioneer Land
 5:00 p.m.                -   Bossy Bingo – Sponsored by LaPorte Soil & Water
                              (Show Arena)
 6:00 p.m.                -   4-H Rabbit Costume Class Judging (Rabbit Barn)
 6:30 p.m.                -   Supreme Champion Showman Contest – (Livestock
                              Show Arena)
 7:00 p.m.                -   “Free RONALD MCDONALD AND FRIENDS SHOW”
                              plus Free Character Photos to follow – Pioneer Land
                              Entertainment Tent
 8:00 p.m.                -   BILLY CURRINGTON IN CONCERT (Grandstand $10
                              (general seating)
 8:00 p.m.                -   Set-up for 4-H Livestock Auction – All committee members.
 8:30 p.m.                -   TBA

Friday, July 23rd
 8:30 a.m.                -   ALL DAY 4-H LIVESTOCK AUCTION- (Livestock Show
                              Arena)
 8:30 a.m. - Noon         -   4-H Swine Auction.
 9:00 a.m.                -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging.(Horse & Pony Show Arena)
 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   -   Enter 4-H Small Animals-Mammals Div. (Community Bldg.)
 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   -   Open Class Cakes Due (Div. 78 – 81) (Community Bldg.)
 10:00 a.m.               -   4-H Open Judging of Small Animals - Mammals Div.
 Noon                     -   Open Class Cake Judging (Div. 78 - 81) (Community
                              Bldg.)
                        -     Open & 4-H Draft Horse Release
 Noon – 12:30 p.m.      -     Auction Break
 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. -     4-H Poultry, Ducks, Geese, & Turkey Auction, Ring 2
 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. -     4-H Goat Milk, Goats Auction, Ring 1
 1:00 p.m.              -     PIONEER LAND AUCTION – (Entertainment Tent)
                              Pioneer Land
                              Old Time Quilt & Pioneer Land Handmade Items
                              Auction (Up to 5 quilts & homemade items)
 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. -     RIDES- PAY ONE PRICE - $20.00 -Unlimited Rides-
                              Carnival Area
 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -      4-H Sheep Auction, Ring 1
 2:00 p.m.                -   OPEN DRAFT HORSE HITCH SHOW (Draft Horse
                              Arena)
 2:00 p.m.                -   Release of 4-H Swine.
 2:15 p.m.                -   Release of Auctioned Poultry, Ducks, Geese & Turkeys
 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.    -   4-H Rabbit Auction, Ring 2.
 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    -   4-H Dairy Milk Auction, Ring 2
 3:15 p.m.                -   Release of Auctioned Rabbit Meat Pens.
 3:30 p.m.                -   4-H Beef Auction
 Following Auction        -   4-H Battle of the Barns – Show Arena
  4:30 p.m.               -   THE BUCKINGHAMS AND JAY AND THE AMERICANS
                              (Grandstand $10, Box & Track $15)
 6:00 p.m.                -   La Porte Pop Warner Cheerleaders (Outside
                              Entertainment Tent)
 8:00 p.m.                -   TBA

Saturday, July 24th
 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    -   4-H Small Animals (Mammals Div.) Release
 9:00 a.m.                -   Open Class Dairy Judging. (Livestock Show Arena)
 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   -   Check-in for Mini Equine
 9:30 a.m.                -   Register for Pee Wee Rabbit Show (Rabbit Barn)
 10:00 a.m.               -   Pee Wee Rabbit Judging
                          -   Quilt History Program (Quilt Appraising Followed by
                              Donna Koistra)
 12:30 p.m.               -   Mini Equine Judging
 10:00 a.m.               -   4-H Horse & Pony Judging. (Horse & Pony Show Arena)
                          -   4-H Sheep Release.
 Noon                     -   OPEN DRAFT HORSE HITCH SHOW – (Draft Horse
                              Arena)
 Noon - 6:00 p.m.         -   RIDES- PAY ONE PRICE - $20.00 - Unlimited Rides-
                              Carnival Area
 Noon - 3:00 p.m.             4-H Goat Release. (4-H Goat Committee is not responsible
                              for animals left in barn after 3:00 p.m.)
 1:00 p.m.                -   4-H Auctioned Beef Release
 Noon                     -   Pioneer Land Auction – Entertainment Tent, Pioneer
                              Land
                          -   Old Time Quilt & Pioneer Land Handmade Items
                              Auction (Up to 5 Quilts & Homemade Items)
                              (Entertainment Tent, Pioneer Land)
 2:00 p.m.                -   Old Time Quilt & Pioneer Land Handmade Items Auction
                              (Up to 5 Quilts & Homemade Items) – (Entertainment Tent
                              – Pioneer Land)
 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    -   4-H Pigeon Release
 3:00 p.m.                -   4-H Non-Auction Beef Release
                          -   4-H Poultry, Poultry Science, Poultry Display Board, Duck,
                              Geese, Turkey & Little Peeps Release.
 4:00 p.m.                -   4-H & Open Class Dairy Release.
 4:30 p.m.                -   TERRY LEE GOFFEE – “THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO
                              “JOHNNY CASH” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land
 5:00 p.m.                -   4-H Horse & Pony Release.
 6:00 p.m.                -   4-H Rabbit and Rabbit Education Release
                          -   TERRY LEE GOFFEE – “THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO
                              “JOHNNY CASH” (Free Entertainment Tent) Pioneer
                              Land
 7:00 p.m.                -   TNA WRESTLING (Grandstand $15; Box & Patio $30,
                              Track $35; Elevated Ringside $40; Ringside $50)

  4-H AND OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS WILL NOT BE RELEASED ON SATURDAY.
 ALL EXHIBITS IN THE COMMUNITY, CONSERVATION AND SMALL PROJECTS
 BULIDINGS WILL BE RELEASED ON SUNDAY, JULY 25TH FROM 11:00 A.M. TO
                              2:00 P.M.
OPEN CLASS PREMIUM CHECKS SHOULD BE PICKED UP AT THE FAIR OFFICE.
                 PREMIUM CHECKS WILL NOT BE MAILED.


Sunday, July 25th
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    -   4-H Projects Release
                          -   4-H Release of Exhibits, Community Bldg. & Ag/Small
Projects Bldg.
                          - Open Class Home & Arts Dept., Open Class Horticulture
                            Release of
                            Community Bldg. & Ag/Small Projects Bldg.
                          - Release of Extension Homemakers Booth.


                         4-H AMERICAN HERITAGE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Jan Glassman & Katrina Bohlin
BLDG. LOCATION:    Small Projects Bldg.
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook

General Rules
  1) Exhibits may be entered as an Original or Restored article; members may enter
     one or both categories.
         Restored articles may consist of the following: Household articles, hand tools,
         furniture, fabrics, equipment and vehicles, toys, signs, jewelry, fine arts,
         cooks, etc. In addition, restored items shall include a written description
         detailing the restoration process.
   2) All exhibits must be displayed. It is recommended that valuable heirlooms or any
      item of great value be left at home. The 4-H Council and/or Fair Board cannot
      take responsibility for the damage, loss, or theft of any exhibit. However, every
      precaution will be taken to provide a safe exhibit area.
   3) Only one (1) article of a group will be considered the exhibit. Please note:
      collectibles are to be exhibited in the “Collections” 4-H project.
   4) A typed/hand written researched report shall accompany the exhibit in a three-
      ring binder. Photographs may be included to enhance the overall presentation of
      the report. Topics to be included are:
        a. Approximate age and value of article.
        b. How and where the article was obtained.
        c. Family connections with article (if none, discuss the reason the exhibit was
           selected).
        d. Other relevant information regarding the article.
   5) One entry per member


                         4-H AQUATIC SCIENCE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Kim Saylor
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Building

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th

RELEASE TIME:       Levels A & B – 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 19th of Fair
                    Levels C & D – 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

1. For general project requirements read Project Handbook and Aquatic Science Project
   Book.
2. Turn in Notebook with live exhibit. Notebook will remain on display for entire week for
   all levels.




                         4-H ARTS AND CRAFTS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Leanita Scott, Debbie Staples, Linda Greybar,
                              Norma Rauschenbach, Michelle Nichols,
                              Deanna Holifield
BLDG. LOCATION:    Community Bldg.
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook
The judging areas are: Fine Arts, Needlecraft, Ceramics, Basic Crafts, Latch Hook and General
Crafts. A General Craft is a craft that fits into no other category. A 4-H member may exhibit as
many as one, two, three or four crafts, as long as they are not duplicate crafts. For example: you
may make more than one needlecraft project, as long as they are different; such as one cross
stitch exhibit, one crewel, one needlepoint, etc. You cannot exhibit two pencil drawings, 2 water
colors, etc. You may make only one ceramic exhibit.

If exhibit is meant to be displayed on a wall; it must be prepared for hanging. For example, fine
arts should be framed; fabric wall hangings should be on a rod, etc. All hanging exhibits must
have a hanger sufficient to hold the weight of the project. Screw type eye bolts with picture
hanging wire work the best.

  4-H A.T.V. SAFETY (ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE)
                 SUPERINTENDENT: Dave Thompson
        ATV RODEO: - 1:00 p.m. at Grandstand, Sunday, July 11th

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and ATV Project Book.

1. The A.T.V. (All Terrain Vehicle) project is open to any LaPorte County
youth in grades 3-12.
2. 4-H members should belong to the ATV club to participate.
3. The A.T.V. project is for both 3 and 4 wheel A.T.V.'s. Members must
have their own machine. (Dirt Bikes are not included as A.T.V.'s.)
4. There will be a fee of $10.00 per member. This fee will cover insurance
   and miscellaneous expenses and will be collected at the first A.T.V.
   meeting.
5. Parent must sign a participant waiver form at the first meeting before 4-H
member is allowed to participate.
6. If 4-H member is unable to participate in the ATV Contest, they may
enter a Poster about ATV.
7. Poster Requirements: See General Rules.

                               SPECIAL AWARDS

       Premiums offered for ATV Contest:
          1st Place ………..$2.00
          2nd Place …………2.00
          3rd Place & Up …1.50

       Premiums offered for ATV Poster:
          A - Blue Ribbon ……$2.00
          B - Red Ribbon ……..1.50
                                4-H BEEF
SUPERINTENDENT:               Vern Schafer
COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:           Rob Fisher
BLDG. LOCATION:               4-H Trail Rd., 7th Bldg. North of Entrance

CHECK-IN TIME:      8:00 a.m. – Noon, Sunday, July 18th
WEIGH-IN TIME:      8:00 a.m. – Noon

JUDGING TIME: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18th at Livestock Arena for:
          1. County Bred Steers; 2. Dairy Feeder Steers
          3. Dairy Feeder Calf Members Showmanship
JUDGING TIME: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday of Fair, July 21st at Livestock Arena
                 for: 1. Cow/Calf; 2. Heifers; 3. Dairy Steers; 4. Beef Steer; 5.
                 Showmanship

RELEASE OF BREEDING STOCK & NON-SALE ANIMALS ONLY: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday of Fair, July 22nd (Must Have Signed Release Form From Beef Supt.)

”BREED CHAMPIONS AND RESERVE CHAMPION STEERS, SUPREME
CHAMPION HEIFER, AND CHAMPION COW/CALF MAY NOT LEAVE THE
FAIRGROUNDS UNTIL THE SATURDAY EVENING RELEASE TIME.”

AUCTION TIME:       3:30 p.m., Friday of Fair, July 23rd – Livestock Arena

RELEASE OF AUCTIONED BEEF: 1:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th
RELEASE OF ALL NON-AUCTION ANIMALS: 3:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July
24th

1. An adult may be in the show ring with a first or second year member to assure
safety.
2. All beef steers and commercial heifers to be shown at the LaPorte County Fair
must be owned by January 1. They must be enrolled during steer identification by
ear tagging, retinal scanning and weighing. This is usually done the first weekend in
January by the 4-H Beef Committee. The 4-H Beef Committee will determine a
questionable breed. The first three (3) animals in each class may be retinal scanned
and any other calf at the discretion of the 4-H Beef Committee at the show.
3. Steers must weigh 850 pounds by show date to sell. They must be dehorned.
4. Steers to be shown at the Indiana State Fair may be purchased up to April 1st.
Anyone obtaining a steer between the county enrollment date and April 1st will need
to contact the Extension Office. A date will be scheduled in early April to identify
these animals by ear tagging and retinal scanning.
5. The 4-H Beef Manual explains required activities for completion. The three age
levels that you will be at the time of enrollment are:
              Level 1 - Grades 3-5; Level 2 - Grades 6-8; Level 3 - Grades 9-12
6. Beef Cattle pen reservations must be entered ten (10) days in advance of the
Fair. Pen Reservation Form.
7. Only bark is to be used for bedding.
8. All animals must be tied with halter and neck strap.
9. 4- H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
chance to sell in the livestock auction.

 4-H BEEF STEER ULTRASOUND CARCASS EVALUATION
                     CLASS

       ULTRASOUND CARCASS WILL BE SCANNED BETWEEN
           8:00 A.M. AND 9:30 A.M. MONDAY, JULY 19th

1. Animals entered must weigh a minimum of 1050 lbs. with no maximum
weight requirement.
2. Beef Steer Ultrasound Carcass Evaluation is available for beef steers in the 4-H
   Beef Project. Ultrasound is a video tape analysis through the use of computers. It
   is a live evaluation only. The animals will not be slaughtered.
3. All 4-H beef members wishing to enter this program will be able to do so as the
   carcass will be an ultrasound taken of the steer. A fee will be charged for
   participating. By using ultrasound carcass animals will also be able to show in the
   regular steer show.
4. Sometime during the Beef Show, the top five (5) ultrasound animals will be
announced. A beef committee member will notify the top 5 members to come to the
show arena. Members must be present.
5. The Champion and Reserve Champion Ultrasound Carcasses may be sold at the
auction.

  4-H COUNTY BRED STEER AND DAIRY FEEDER STEER
                    CLASSES

  RELEASE TIME OF AUCTIONED BEEF: 1:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th
   RELEASE OF NON AUCTION BEEF: 3:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

1. County Bred Steers will show on Sunday in the Livestock Show Arena at
   4:00 p.m. followed by Dairy Feeder Steers, and Dairy Feeder Steer
   Showmanship.
2. County Bred Classes may be split by weight if enough animals warrant the split.
3. There will be no premium awards. Ribbons only.
                           COUNTY BRED STEER
County Bred Classes:
-Champion County Bred Angus                                                             Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Angus                                                     Ribbon
-Champion County Bred Hereford                                                          Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Hereford                                                  Ribbon
-Champion County Bred Shorthorn                                                         Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Shorthorn                                                 Ribbon
-Champion County Bred Simmental                                                         Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Simmental                                                 Ribbon
-Champion County Bred Maine                                                             Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Maine                                                     Ribbon
-Champion County Bred Crossbred                                                         Ribbon
-Reserve Champion County Bred Crossbred                                                 Ribbon
-Champion Chianina                                                                      Ribbon
-Reserve Champion Chianina                                                              Ribbon


                           DAIRY FEEDER STEER
 RELEASE OF ALL DAIRY FEEDER STEERS: Immediately after Sunday show,
         July 18th or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd

           (Must have Signed Release Form From Beef Supt.)
            (Dairy Feeder Steers Will Not Sell in the Auction.)
The objectives of this project are to provide younger 4-H members and/or first year 4-
H members the opportunity to exhibit a smaller calf; to allow for a shorter time
commitment; to work closer with their animal from its birth to the exhibit, and to retain
the animal for the Dairy Steer Project the next year. The Dairy Feeder Steer Calf
Project will be judged as a market animal for the feedlot and is not to be a veal calf
project.

1. All dairy feeder steer calf entries must have characteristic markings of
recognized dairy breeds. No beef crosses allowed.
2. Calves to be born between January 1 and April 15 of the current year.
3. All calves must be in possession of the 4-H member by April 30 of the current 4-
H year.
4. All animals will be tagged by an appropriate committee member by April 30.
5. Each exhibitor may enroll six (6) steers and show two (2) steers. Steers must
weigh 225 lbs. and not over 650 lbs. to show.
6. Classes will be made up by weight.
7. All enrolled calves to be castrated and dehorned and healed before fair.
8. Dairy feeder steers will not be in the auction.
9. All livestock general health rules apply.
10. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
asked to remove their animals from the barn and be sent home. In addition, 4-H
member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money.
11. Vaccination record needed for Fair entry at check-in. Vaccination
recommendations for feeder steers to prevent respiratory disease complex.
          1BR, BVD, P13, BRSV*                      2 doses - 2-4 weeks apart.
          Pasturella**                              Last dose at least 2 weeks before the
fair.
          Nasel 1BR                                 2-4 weeks before fair.
          Heamophilus
      *Modified live vaccines are more effective than killed in unstressed cattle.
      ***Presponse or “One-Shot” Clostridiun 7 way vaccine is recommended for
calves, not for respiratory disease except for Lepton Nasel 1BR. This is the list
required for cattle entering the bull test station.

                                        1st      2nd       3rd      4th     5th       6-10th
Dairy Feeder Steer Class              $4.00     $3.50    $3.00    $2.50    $2.00      Ribbon




                              4-H BEEF SHOW
The 4-H Beef will show beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday of
Fair, July 21st. The order of show is as follows: Cow/Calf Class,
Heifers, Dairy Steers, Beef Steers, Beginner Showmanship,
Intermediate Showmanship and Senior Showmanship.

                      4-H BEEF COW-CALF CLASS
                RELEASE TIME FOR NON-SALE ANIMALS ONLY:
                    4:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd
               (Must Have a Signed Release Form From Beef Supt.)

1. Beef cows may show in the Cow-Calf Classes as long as they were shown as a
heifer and until the animal is three (3) years of age, and is still owned by the 4-H
member. (If the calf of a Junior cow dies, the cow may show with a calf the
following year as a Senior.)
2. The Cow-Calf Class is any cow that was a 4-H heifer project (commercial or
purebred) in the prior year and still owned by the 4-H member. The exhibit will be
the cow and calf, judged as a pair.
3. Cow-calf that come to the Fair on Wednesday morning, may leave Wednesday.
4. Classes offered: Ribbons Awarded.

                                      1st     2nd       3rd     4th     5th       6-10th
     Jr. Cow-Calf Class             $4.00    $3.50    $3.00   $2.50    $2.00      Ribbon
     Sr. Cow-Calf Class              4.00     3.50     3.00    2.50     2.00      Ribbon


              4-H REGISTERED BEEF HEIFER CLASS
     RELEASE TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd
        (Must Have a Signed Release Form From Beef Supt.)
1. Registration: All beef animals must be owned and registered in the 4-H
member’s name or showing partnership, with the 4-H members full name included on
the certificate. All 4-H Beef Heifers that are entered must also have name and
registration numbers included as a part of the entry. Papers are to be presented at
check-in on Sunday at the County Fair. Registered heifers that come to the fair on
Wednesday may leave Wednesday.

2.   Classes offered: Ribbon awarded.
                                             1st      2nd     3rd     4th     5th     6-10th
-Jr. Heifer - Calved after Jan. 1, 2010….. $4.00     $3.50 $3.00    $2.50    $2.00    Ribbon
-Sr. Heifer - Calved between Sept. 1 &
    Dec. 3l, 2009…………………………... 4.00                   3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Summer Yearling Heifer II-Calved between
    July 1 & Aug. 3l, 2009………………… 4.00                3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Summer Yearling Heifer I - Calves
    Between May 1 & June 30, 2009……. 4.00             3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Jr. Yearling Heifer II - Calved
    Between Mar. 1 & Apr. 30, 2009…….. 4.00           3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Jr. Yearling Heifer I - Calved
    Between Jan. 1 & Feb. 29, 2009…….. 4.00           3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Sr. Yearling Heifer - Calved
    Between May 1 & Dec. 31, 2008……. 4.00             3.50 3.00       2.50     2.00   Ribbon
-Supreme Heifer - (This class made up of all heifer breed champions.)                 Ribbon


             4-H BEEF COMMERCIAL HEIFER CLASS
               RELEASE TIME FOR NON-SALE ANIMALS ONLY:
                   4:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd
              (Must Have a Signed Release Form From Beef Supt.)

1. All commercial heifers must be owned by January 1st and enrolled during ear
tagging, retinal scanning and weigh-in.
2. The number of classes will be determined by the 4-H Beef Committee depending
on the number of entries and weight spread of the heifers entered in the show.
3. Classes offered: Ribbons Awarded.

                                        1st     2nd       3rd      4th     5th         6-10th
Lightweight Commercial Heifer         $4.00    $3.50    $3.00    $2.50    $2.00        Ribbon
Mediumweight Commercial Heifer         4.00     3.50     3.00     2.50     2.00        Ribbon
Heavyweight Commercial Heifer          4.00     3.50     3.00     2.50     2.00        Ribbon

                                    DAIRY STEER
1.   Member may enroll six (6) dairy steer animals and show all of them at the Fair.
2.   Dairy steers must be born after January 1 of previous year.
3.   Dam and sire of the steer must be of the same breed.
4.   Animals must be dehorned and enrolled by January 1.


Dairy Steer Classes:                    1st     2nd       3rd      4th     5th         6-10th
Lightweight Dairy Steer               $4.00    $3.50    $3.00    $2.50    $2.00        Ribbon
Mediumweight Dairy Steer               4.00     3.50     3.00     2.50     2.00        Ribbon
Heavyweight Dairy Steer                4.00     3.50     3.00     2.50     2.00        Ribbon



                           4-H BEEF STEER SHOW
      RELEASE OF AUCTIONED BEEF: 1:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th
     RELEASE OF NON-AUCTION BEEF: 3:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

1. Beef Steers will be weighed to determine their classes and sale weights.
Member may enroll six (6) and show all of them at the Fair.
2. The 4-H Beef Committee may disqualify from the show any calf entered as a
purebred animal, but determined to be a crossbred by the Committee.
3. Weight classes are determined by weighing all steers and dividing the breed
groups.
4. No steer can be shown that does not have his milk teeth in place and no
permanent teeth showing or evidence thereof. Steers must not be born prior to
January 1, 2009.
5. There will not be a champion of a new breed, unless there are six (6) animals
shown from that breed. Less then 6 animals in a new breed will show in the
crossbred class. An all-other-breed class is established for 2010, and will consist of
any non-established, recognized class that does not have at least 6 animals.
6. Beef cattle pen reservations must be entered ten (10) days in advance of the
Fair
7. The LaPorte County Fair prohibits the use of graphite, charcoal and other
substances, which rub off excessively on beef animals.
8. The 4-H Beef Committee or their designated person shall make the final
determination on any animal in question.
9. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
chance to sell in the livestock auction.
10. Classes offered: Ribbons Awarded.
                                          1st   2nd       3rd      4th   5th       6-10th
     Angus………………………… $4.00                    $3.50 $3.00 $2.50         $2.00     Ribbon
     Hereford………………………                   4.00   3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon
     Shorthorn……………………..                 4.00   3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon
     Simmental…………………….                  4.00   3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon
     Crossbred…………………….. 4.00                   3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon
     Maine Anjou………………….. 4.00                  3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon
     Chianina………..……………..                4.00   3.50     3.00     2.50   2.00     Ribbon


Ribbons Awarded – Ribbons for 1-10 Places. Prize Money for 1st through 5th
Places.
      1st    2nd      3rd       4th      5th      6-10
    4.00    3.50    3.00      2.50     2.00    Ribbons




                     SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES
Determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment deadline for the current
Fair. A member may win Beginner or Intermediate Showmanship only once. They
will automatically move up to the next class the following year. Senior winners may
not show after winning the class previously. Member must show their own animal in
Showmanship. Back number color will indicate Showmanship Class.

Dairy Steer members may show in Showmanship on Wednesday, July 21st.

RED CARD – Senior Beef Showmanship Class.
   Those members who are in 9th grade and above at March 1st enrollment
deadline.
GREEN CARD – Intermediate Beef Showmanship Class
  Those members who are in 6th-8th grade at March 1st enrollment deadline.
BLUE CARD – Beginner Beef Showmanship Class
  Those members who are in 3rd-5th grade at March 1st enrollment deadline.

      SUPREME CHAMPION SHOWMAN CONTEST
                       THURSDAY, JULY 22nd, 6:30 P.M.

Purpose: The purpose of the Supreme Champion Showman will be
           1. To develop and improve showmanship skills of all species.
           2. To develop an appreciation of different livestock species.
           3. To develop a cooperative spirit among 4-H members.

1.   The Senior Champion Showman from the beef, sheep, swine, goat, dairy and
     horse and pony projects are eligible to compete for Supreme Champion. If the
     Senior Champion Showman does not wish to compete, the species will not be
     represented in the contest. If a Senior 4-H member wins more than one species
     showmanship contest, they must choose which species they will represent, and
     notify the 4-H office. If a Senior 4-H member wins more than one species, the one
     they choose not to represent will not have a representative. Parent must also sign
     a permission slip for participation in the event.
2.   The Supreme Showman Award may be won by an individual only one time. The
     winner of Supreme Showmanship is ineligible for future participation in any
     species showmanship contest for the remaining tenure of their 4-H career.
3.   No competitor will show his own animals. Competitors will draw for animals for
     each class. Exhibitor 1 will draw first for first class; Exhibitor 2 will draw first for
     second class, etc.
4.   Each class will be limited to 15 minutes. Show order will be as follows:
              6:30 p.m. – Horse & Pony
              6:45 p.m. – Dairy
              7:00 p.m. – Beef
              7:15 p.m. – Swine
              7:30 p.m. – Goats
              7:45 p.m. – Sheep
     The arena will be made smaller for the last three (3) classes.
5.   Contestants will draw an exhibitor number prior to the contest.
6.   Competition is strictly showmanship, not grooming. It is up to each livestock
     committee to provide clean, presentable, and workable animals for this contest.
7.   Livestock committees will secure one animal per contestant for the Supreme
     Showmanship Contest. These committees will secure proper show equipment.
     No contestant will use his own equipment. Animals will be of the same type –
     example, All Cows – not Heifers and Cows.
8.   Participants will remain in the show arena at all times during the contest. Upon
     entering the show arena participants are not allowed to speak to anyone except
     the judge.
9.   Decision of the judge is final.
10. Only the top placing will be announced at the end of the contest.
11. A meeting will be held prior to the contest with the contestants to explain the
    procedures and answer any questions.
12. All contestants must wear the shirt provided, jeans and leather shoes or boots.
    No tennis shoes allowed.
13. The judge will place contestants 1 through 6, one being first and six being last for
    each class. The contestant with the least points wins. Ties will be broken at the
    judge’s discretion.



                          LIVESTOCK AUCTION
1. Steers and market heifers to be sold Friday, July 23rd must be registered for sale
    no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 21st following the Beef Show. Sign up
    at 4-H Fair Office.
2. 4-H members are limited to the sale of two steers at the County Fair. This
includes both beef, dairy steer, and steers entered in beef ultrasound carcass
evaluation class.

 STEERS MUST WEIGH 850 LBS. BY SHOW DATE TO SELL IN THE AUCTION.

3. 4-H members who enter steers in the 4-H Auction at the Fair automatically verify
their animals are not on medicated feed.
4. The Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Grand Champion Steer of the LaPorte
     County Fair are not required to sell in the 4-H Auction at the Fair.
5. The Champion and Reserve Champion Rate-of-Gain Steer of the LaPorte County
Fair are not required to sell in the 4-H Auction at the Fair. If they do sell, they will be
listed with other steer champions and reserve champions on the sale bill.
6. The Champion and Reserve Champion Steer of the Ultrasound Carcass
Evaluation Class are not required to sell in the 4-H Auction at the Fair. If they do sell,
they will be listed with other steer champions and reserve champions on the sale bill.
7. Steers sold must be securely tied with a rope halter when left at the Fair after the
auction.
8. When told by Beef Committee, 4-H Member or family member is required to lead
steer to load out on Saturday.


                         4-H CAKE DECORATING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Penny Wuthrich

JUDGING LOCATION:          Fairgrounds Community Bldg.
DECORATING TIME:           8:00 a.m. - Noon, Tuesday, July 13th
JUDGING TIME:              11:00 a.m. or as finished, Tuesday, July 13th
RELEASE TIME:              11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair
Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and Project Record Book.

4-H member will decorate their cakes on Tuesday, July 13th, at the
Community Building from 8 a.m. to Noon. NO PRE-DECORATING.

Note: Due to health reasons, real cakes will be discarded prior to check-out on Sunday,
July 25th.



                             4-H CAT POSTER

PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Kim Saylor
BLDG. LOCATION:    Small Projects Bldg.
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday after Fair, July 25th

                      (Read General 4-H Information Pages )

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook

See poster requirements in this book for guidelines when completing your poster.

                                    4-H CAT
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Kim Saylor
BLDG. LOCATION:  Marquette Mall, Michigan City, IN

CHECK-IN TIME:         12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27th
JUDGING TIME:          1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 27th
RELEASE TIME:          Immediately after Cat Show


1. The 4-H Cat Record Sheet is to be completed and turned into Local Club
Leader.
2. Cat should be owned by 4-H member or member’s family by May 1st
3. 4-H cats are due at the Marquette Mall (in the open area in front of JCPenney’s) by
     12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27th.
4. For the welfare and general health of your cat, it must be inoculated for Rabies,
Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and must have been tested
negative for Feline Leukemia.

                 ALL CATS MUST BE INOCULATED BY JUNE 1ST!
 BRING HEALTH CERTIFICATE/INOCULATION PAPERS WITH CAT TO THE SHOW
                          AT CHECK-IN TIME

 5. 4-H Cat project members shall exhibit one cat and/or kitten their 4-H Fair Exhibit.
 Cats are to be brought to the show in a carrier suitable for the size of the cat. On the
 day of judging, cats are to be exhibited and taken home the same day.
 6. All 4-H Cats must have their nails clipped. (A safety factor for member and judge.)
 7. A 4-H Cat may be disqualified if any of the following are found by the 4-H judge:
      a. Knots in the hair
      b. Ear mites, fleas or lice
      c. Unhealthy or unthrifty general appearance
8.    Judging will include:
      a. General appearance and condition
      b. Temperament and proper handling
      c. Hair coat, paws, nails
      d. Body build
 9. Classes: Household Pets                                                           A      B
      Kitten (4-8 Months) (Long or Short Hair, Either Sex, Any Breed)……            $2.00 $1.50
      Champion………………………………………………………………….. Ribbon & Trophy
      Reserve Champion………………………………………………………..                                             Ribbon

      Short-Haired Domestic Cat (8 Months & Over, Either Sex, Any Breed)… 2.00 1.50
      Champion………………………………………………………………….. Ribbon & Trophy
      Reserve Champion……………………………………………………….. Ribbon & Trophy

      Long-Haired Domestic Cat (8 Months & Over, Either Sex, Any Breed)… 2.00     1.50
      Champion…………………………………………………………………                                Ribbon & Trophy
      Reserve Champion………………………………………………………                            Ribbon & Trophy

      Short-Haired Breed Cat .(8 Months & Over, Either Sex, Any Breed)
      (i.e. Siamese, Manx)…………………………………………….………                                   2.00    1.50
      Champion…………………………………………………………………                                       Ribbon & Trophy
      Reserve Champion………………………………………………………                                            Ribbon

      Long-Haired Breed Cat (8 Months & Over, Either Sex, Any Breed)
      (i.e. Persian, Angora)………………………………………………….                                  2.00    1.50
      Champion………………………………………………………………..                                      Ribbon & Trophy
      Reserve Champion……………………………………………………..                                           Ribbon

      Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1 enrollment
      deadline for current fair. A 4-H Cat member can win each Showmanship Class
      only once. After winning one time, the winner goes to the next division the
      following year.
      Junior Showmanship Class: Those members who are in 3rd-5th grade.
      Intermediate Showmanship Class: Those members who are in 6th-8th grade.
      Senior Showmanship Class: Those members who are in 9th grade and above.
     The Morris Award (For Feline Personality)
     Champion………………………………………………………………..                                     Ribbon & Trophy
     Reserve Champion……………………………………………………..                                          Ribbon

     Costume Class………………………………………………………….                                   Ribbon & Trophy
     Best of Show…………………………………………………………….                                            Trophy

STATE FAIR
Those wishing to exhibit at the State Fair should report to the registration table in the
Farm Bureau Auditorium between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 9,
and bring a completed copy of their "Certificate of Vaccination for the 4-H Cat Project,"
4-H 777 (Revised 1996). Note: Pre-registration (July 1st) is required for the 4-H Cat
entries in 2010. 4-H registration forms can be picked up at your County
Extension Office.

                      4-H CHILD DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Yvonne Horvath
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and Project Record Book.


                            4-H CLOWNING
PROJECT LEADERS:   Beccy Seymour
BLDG. LOCATION:    Project will be displayed in Small Projects Bldg.
                   during Fair
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Thursday, July 15th at the
                   Community Bldg. (Division 2 & Above Only)
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Record Book.
                          4-H COLLECTIONS
SUPERINTENDENT:          Nichole Matuszak
BLDG. LOCATION:          Community Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Record Book.
Your completed project notebook must be turned in with your exhibit.

Note: Precautions will be taken to safeguard the exhibits as much as possible.
However, the Extension Office, the 4-H Council, or the Fair Board can, in no
manner, take responsibility for any damage, loss, or theft of a collector’s exhibit.


                            4-H COMPUTERS
SUPERINTENDENT:          Alynn Eggert
BLDG. LOCATION:          Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Record Book.
                   4-H CONSUMER CLOTHING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Jackie Burek and Ruth Lile
JUDGING TIME: Starting at 9 a.m., Monday, July 12th
LOCATION:     LaPorte High School

                   (See Fashion Revue Letter for Specifics.)

Garments will be taken home after judging and brought back to the
Community Bldg. on Wednesday, July 14th.

FAIR ENTRY TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th at Community
Bldg.
RELEASE TIME:       11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
Record Books are to be turned in at judging time and must include photograph of
the outfit modeled. The Record Book and outfit will be judged as one. All Record
Books will be kept and exhibited at the Fair in the Community Bldg.




                   4-H CONTAINER GARDEN
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Ruth Knoll
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Building

OPEN JUDGING TIME:           9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of Fair
RELEASE TIME:                11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th of Fair

Note: Due to health reasons, all container garden exhibits showing signs of decay will be
discarded prior to check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                          4-H CREATIVE WRITING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Beccy Seymour
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Building
PROJECT ENTRIES DEADLINE: Friday, June 18th – to the Extension Office
                           2358 North US Hwy. 35, LaPorte
PROJECT REVIEW WITH JUDGE: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and Project Record Book

DIVISIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:               Beginner – Grades 3-5
                                        Intermediate – Grades 6-8
                                        Advanced – Grades 9-12


There is no State Fair project for Creative Writing.

                                  4-H CROPS

       PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Kevin and Leslie Young
       BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.
      OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of
      Fair
      RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July
        th
      25 of Fair


      Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project
      Manual.


                                    4-H DAIRY
DAIRY SUPERINTENDENT: Phyllis Ekovich
4-H SUPERINTENDENTS: Mike Ekovich, Sr.
BLDG. LOCATION:       West Row, 6th Bldg. North of Entrance

CHECK-IN TIME: 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday of Fair, July 19th
JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd
AUCTION OF DAIRY MILK: 3:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL ANIMAL RELEASE TIME: 4:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th


General Rules:
1. 4-H member may exhibit any registered or grade animal of a recognized dairy
breed.
2. For State Fair animal must be owned and enrolled by May 15th. (No exceptions!)
      For County Fair, animals may be enrolled by May 31st.
3. Animals must be cared for and shown by 4-H member.
4. Registered and Grade animals will compete in the same classes.
5. Grade animals do not have to be identified through a breed association.
6. Each contestant is limited to one entry per class.
7. Stall rent this year is $2.00 per head non-refundable. Due with pen
reservation. Please note that reservations are not complete unless the payment
accompanies reservation.
8. All 4-H dairy cows and heifers entered in the Indiana State Fair 4-H dairy cattle
show must have been enrolled in the exhibitor’s county on an official 4-H dairy cattle
enrollment form by May 15th. Each 4-H member’s dairy cattle enrollment form must
contain the registration number (or dam’s registration number) for each animal they are
enrolling in the 4-H program. This number must match the corresponding number on
the animal’s registration paper during check-in at the Indiana State Fair in order for the
animal to be eligible for the 4-H dairy show. If a 4-H dairy member lists the dam’s
registration number on his/her dairy enrollment form, then the animal’s name, date of
birth and dam’s registration number listed on the 4-H enrollment form must all match the
corresponding information on the animal’s registration certificate during check-in at the
Indiana State Fair in order for the animal to be eligible for the 4-H dairy show. A dairy
cow or heifer may be co-enrolled by siblings, as long as the animal(s) is/are listed on
each 4-H member’s dairy cattle enrollment form. Enrolled dairy cows and heifers must
be owned or leased by the 4-H exhibitor by May 15th and must remain under that 4-H
member’s continuous care and responsibility through the date of the 4-H dairy show at
the Indiana State Fair.
      Prior to June 1, the 4-H member should contact their Extension Office or go to the
web to obtain a dairy cattle entry form. ENTER ONLINE at www.indianastatefair.com.
4-H members should fill in the stalling request area on the dairy entry form if they want
to be stalled with a specific person. All 4-H exhibitors should indicate on the entry form if
they are also an open class exhibitor. Prior to June 1, each 4-H’er must postmark (no
metered mail) the entry form and send a $15 fee per project (ie., $15 for beef (one (1)
project), $15 for dairy (one (1) project), etc.) to the entry department, Indiana State Fair.
An additional $50 fee for each exhibitor, per department (project), must accompany
each entry postmarked from June 2nd – July 31st. Only hand delivered entries will be
accepted from August 1st until check-in time and must be accompanied by an additional
$50 late fee per exhibitor/per project plus an additional $50 fee per anima.
9. Identified Grades - Photographs of all grade animals must be taken (both sides)
and attached with the LaPorte County enrollment form. All grades must have a
permanent tattoo or ear tag that remains in the ear permanently. Spring Jr. Calves are
exempt from vaccination tag. Grade animals must have purebred sires. Registered
animals must have original registered papers.
10. All animals shown must conform to health regulations listed in the beginning of this
book.
11. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animal from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member violating
the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to sell in the
livestock auction.
12. Dairy age classes are defined as follows: (Note: All aged dairy including any 3 year
old and older must have been enrolled in 4-H by member and must have previous
enrollment papers.)
13. Members must also complete activities in project manuals in order to exhibit:
       Level 1 - Grades 3-5, Level 2 - Grades 6-8, and Level 3 -Grades 9-12
14. Dairy cows and heifers are due in Monday, July 19th, 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

Dress Code for the showing of dairy animals (effective 2006 for 4-H and Open
Class)

4-H Dairy project members are required to follow a dress code which includes a white T-
shirt or collared shirt. The shirt is to be tucked in. Jeans, pants, or slacks (any color)
are required. During Open Class show, you may wear a shirt with a farm logo or a nice
shirt. Any dress deemed “inappropriate” by the Dairy Committee members will be
reviewed and the dairy project member may be asked to change before showing.
Questions on any dress attire may be directed to the Dairy Committee members.
   Regular classes for each breed:
   - Spring Calf born 3/1/10 – 5/31/10
   - Winter Calf born 12/1/09 - 2/29/10
   - Fall Calf born 9/1/09 - 11/30/09
   - Summer Yearling born 7/1/09 - 8/31/09
   - Spring Yearling born 3/1/09 - 5/31/09
   - Winter Yearling born 12/1/08 - 2/28/09
   - Fall Yearling born 9/1/08 - 11/30/08
   - Junior 2 Yr. Old Cow born 3/1/08 - 8/31/08
   - 2 Yr. Old Cow born 9/1/07 - 2/28/08
   - Junior 3 Yr. Old Cow born 3/1/07 - 8/31/07
   - 3 Yr. Old Cow born 9/1/06 - 2/29/07*
   - 4 Yr. Old Cow born prior to 9/1/05 – 8/31/06
   - Aged Cow born prior to 8/31/05
   - All Dry cows, any age
   - Milking Shorthorn
   *Once an animal has reached the age of a 3 yr. old, the 4-H member who initially
shows the animal as a 3 yr. old or older is the only 4-H member who may show the
animal thereafter.

15. Yearlings that are in milk will show in the Junior 2-year-old class.
16. Junior calf through Senior yearling shall compete for Junior Champion award, while
older classes shall compete for the Senior champion award in each breed.
17. Classes and awards for each breed will be available.
18. The six breed Grand and Reserve Grand champions will sell one gallon of
milk at the auction. (Grand and Reserve Champion must have calved once in
order to sell the one (1) gallon of milk.)
19. The Overall Best Junior Female Dairy animal will sell one block of cheese in the
auction.
20. DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP
      Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment
deadline for current fair. Beginner and Intermediate Class winners automatically move
to the next class the following year. The Dairy Senior Showmanship winner must be of
Senior age (grades 9, 10, 11, or 12). Senior Class winner may not continue showing
after winning the class previously. Members must show animals that they enrolled
by May 31st in showmanship.

   Back number ink color will indicate showmanship class.

   RED CARD -            Senior Showmanship Class.
                         Those members in Grades 9 & Above. (Ribbons 1-6)
                         (Based on 50% showmanship and 50% animal.)
   GREEN CARD -          Intermediate Showmanship Class.
                         Those members in Grades 6-8.
                         (Based on 50% showmanship and 50% animal.)
   BLUE CARD -           Beginner Showmanship Class.
                        Those members in Grades 3-5.
                        (Based on 50% showmanship and 50% animal.)

               The Supreme Champion Showman Contest
              will take place Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

   21. ORDER OF SHOW - Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey and
   Milking
                           Shorthorn by ascending age.
                                        1st   2nd    3rd      4th     5th 6-15th
    - Spring Calf                    $4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 $2.00        Ribbon
    - Winter Senior Calf              4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Fall Calf                       4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Summer Yearling                 4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Spring Yearling                 4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Winter Yearling                 4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Fall Yearling                   4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Junior 2 Year Old               4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - 2 Year Old                      4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Junior 3 Year Old               4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - 3 Year Old                      4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - 4 Year Old                      4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Dry Cow 3 Yr. Old & Older       4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Aged Cow                        4.00 3.50 3.00         2.50    2.00 Ribbon
    - Overall Best Female Dairy Animal (Selected From All Champions)
                                      Permanent & Rotating Trophy
    - 4-H Dairy Herd                  Ribbons 1-10
    - Produce of Dam                  Ribbons 1-10
    - Dam & Daughter                  Ribbons 1-10



                            4-H DAIRY FOODS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Shelby Fultz
JUDGING LOCATION: Community Bldg.
ENTRY TIME:    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Friday, July 16th
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m., Friday, July 16th

Note: Due to health reasons, all dairy food exhibits will be discarded prior to
check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)
                                     State Rule

For baked product competitions: “Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and
meringue, whether uncooked or cooked, are not permitted to contain cream cheese,
whipped cream, unpasteurized milk or eggs/egg whites (pasteurized eggs or eggs
cooked to 160 degrees F may be used). Home-canned fruits, vegetables, or meats
are not permitted in products. Recipes must be provided that show which
ingredients were used in each part of the product. Contestants should carefully
wash their hands and make sure that their hands do not have any open cuts before
preparing foods. Contestants should not prepare ready-to-eat foods to be entered
into competition if they are ill with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sore throat or
jaundice. Whenever possible, baked products should be transported and stored in
chilled coolers (41 degrees F).

Project Requirements: Read requirements in Project Handbook and 4-H Project
Manual.

All baked goods should be brought on or in disposable tins, plates, pans, etc. except
custards or pies.
                                   4-H DOG
HEAD LEADER: Sharon Reese
DOG COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Sharon Reese
LOCATION: 4-H Livestock Show Arena

CHECK-IN TIME:      3:00 p.m., Friday, July 16th
                    (Showmanship, Rally Obedience, Costume and Trick
Classes)
JUDGING TIME:       4:00 p.m., Friday, July 16th

CHECK-IN TIME:      9:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17th
                    (Agility)
JUDGING TIME:       10 a.m., Saturday, July 17th

CHECK-IN TIME: 8:00 a.m., Sunday, July 18th
                (Obedience and Brace Classes)
JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m., Sunday, July 18th

GENERAL RELEASE: Immediately Following Shows

Ribbons will be awarded in all divisions. Champion winners must score 150 points to
receive a trophy.
              Classes and awards are as follows: (A & B apply to all divisions).
             A=No experience in the division - either dog or member.
             B=Experience in the division - either dog or member.

Friday, July 16th
   Showmanship…………………………………………………………..                                   Ribbon

Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1
enrollment deadline for current fair.
Junior Showmanship - For any 4-H member who is in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Once
an exhibitor is the junior showmanship winner, he/she is only eligible to compete in
intermediate or senior showmanship in subsequent years.
Intermediate Showmanship - For any 4-H member in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Once
an exhibitor is the intermediate showmanship winner, he/she must compete in Senior
showmanship in future years.
Senior Showmanship - For any 4-H member in the 9th grade or above.


Saturday, July 17th

   Obedience                                  A                            B
   Division Winners A & B
   Div. 1……………………………………………………………. $2.00                                 $1.50
   Div. 2……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 3……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 4……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 5……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 6……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Costume Class…………………………………………………………..                                Ribbon
   Trick Class……………………………………………………………….                                 Ribbon
   Div. 7 - Brace - A & B………………………………………... $2.00                       $1.50

Sunday, July 18th - Agility
   Beginner Class………………………………………………. $2.00                              $1.50
   Intermediate Class………………………………………….. 2.00                             1.50
   Advanced Class……………………………………………...   2.00                             1.50
Rally Obedience
   Division Winners A & B
   Div. 1……………………………………………………………. $2.00                                 $1.50
   Div. 2……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 3……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 4……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 5……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
   Div. 6……………………………………………………………. 2.00                                   1.50
Jumpers and Weavers

Final Classes
     Veteran’s Class………………………………………………..                             2.00        1.50
     Dogless Dog Class…………………………………………….                             2.00        1.50


                              4-H DOGLESS DOG
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Sharon Reese

DOGLESS DOG CLASS: Will show after the last class of
                   Obedience on Saturday, July 17th

                     Project Requirements: See Project Handbook

This project is designed for 4-H members who have a desire and love for dogs but are unable to
have a dog of their own.

1.    Dogless Dog Members must attend at least 10 of all regularly scheduled training
      sessions to be eligible for club awards. Exceptions must get permission from the
      dog committee.

2.    Members must complete activities in the project manual and turn in manual to dog
      leader by last dog training session.

3.    Members will show in a special class at the conclusion of obedience judging on
      Monday of the fair and showmanship judging on Saturday before fair. Members
      may also participate in agility if desired. The same dog must be shown in all
      classes. Dog committee will provide the members with a dog.


                                4-H DOG POSTER
JUDGING LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

     OPEN JUDGING TIME:                9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 16th
RELEASE TIME:              11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook

See poster requirements in this book for guidelines when completing your poster.

                               4-H DRAFT HORSE
4-H PROGRAM LEADERS:       Louise Mrozinski
BLDG. LOCATION: Draft Horse Barn and Arena
CHECK-IN TIME:          8:00 a.m. – Noon, Sunday, July 18th

1ST JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 21st of Fair
                  (Showmanship, Costume and Driving Classes)
2ND JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 22nd of Fair
                  (Driving Classes)

GENERAL RELEASE: 12:00 Noon, Friday, July 23rd of Fair

              (Pen Reservation will be Given by Draft Horse Leaders)

General Rules:
1. All Draft Horse members shall be enrolled in 4-H in LaPorte County only by
March 1st.
2. 4-H members who have participated in 4-H Draft Horse in another county or state
may not         participate in LaPorte County program unless they become a physical
resident of LaPorte County.
3. Members should attend 8 of the 11 meetings held each year.
4. Members should participate in at least one of the special activities held each year.
      Examples: service project, parade, etc. (This does not include any achievement
or club trips.)
5. Members enrolled in a college, secondary education curriculum, or approved
course of vocational study or training may be excused from meetings during the term
of study but are required to attend all meetings following the completion of that term.
6. Club membership attendance cases involving split households, guardianship, or
similar circumstances shall be resolved by the committee.
7. Member may be excused a maximum of (2) of the required (8) meetings for:
           a. A participant in a conflicting school scheduled event.
           b. A personal or family crisis.
           c. Members are not excused because of work. At the discretion of the leader,
extra work or club duties may take the place of a meeting.
8. Care for one or more animals as assigned. 4-H members may lease their animals.
      It is permissible to own your own animals if you so desire.
9. Non-owned horses may only be shown by one 4-H member per age group (Junior,
      Intermediate and Senior).
10. Pay club dues.
11. Members will work with their project animal at least 10 times (minimum one hour
each time). There will also be a minimum of 5 hours actual driving time for a total of 15
hours.
12. All members will be assigned an adult for driving classes.
13. Complete all records required and turn in before the fair for grading.
14. Participate in Showmanship at the county fair.
15. Give a demonstration at one meeting on Draft Horses.
16. If a member fails to complete the project in (2) two successive years during which
they were enrolled, they must have their parents/guardian contact the draft horse
committee to request re-enrollment. The committee will determine eligibility.
17. No substitution of project animal is permitted.
18. All animals must conform to Health Regulations and Vaccinations. All exhibitors
must have proof that their animals have been vaccinated by July 1st for: Eastern and
Western Encephalomyelitis, Rhinopneunonitis, Influenza, Potomac Horse Fever,
Strangles and West Nile Virus Immunization. West Nile immunization is not required,
but highly recommended. A receipt for immunizations purchased may be used for
proof.
19. If animal is certified by a veterinarian to be unable to compete at the fair, the
project may be completed by turning in records for grading. All animals must be
checked by veterinarian before entering barn.
20. Animals must be on the grounds Sunday, July 18th from 8:00 a.m.- Noon
21. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are made to have the 4-H
member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked to remove their animals
from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member violating the clean pen
guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to sell in the livestock
auction.
22. Two drivers required for 4-Horse Hitch class, must be Senior members and use
their own horses. Additionally, members must use their own horses for Stone
Boat classes.
23. Intermediate and Senior members are required to use show sticks during
classes.
24. No Scotch housings to be used.
25. Costume Class: Both member and horse should be in costume. No riding – halter
or driving only.
26. All entries must be either a registered draft breed or at least half draft and at least
13 hands. All horses and mules must have true draft type conformation, resembling a
Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, etc. Color is not to be a factor. Animals shown in 4-H
classes at the 2010 LaPorte County Fair that do not meet the above criteria can be
shown as long as ownership did not transfer.

                          WEDNESDAY, JULY 21st, 9:00 A.M.

Showmanship – Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at the
March 1st enrollment deadline for current year.

Showmanship Class
  1. Showmanship Sr.–                                                         Trophy
       (Grades 9 & Above)
  2. Showmanship Int.–                                                        Trophy
       (Grades 6-8)
  3. Showmanship Jr.–                                                         Trophy
       (Grades 3-5)
Decorating Class
  4. Decorating Senior                                             2.00          1.50
        (Grades 9 & Above)                                      Trophy
   5.   Decorating Intermediate                            2.00    1.50
        (Grades 6-8)                                     Trophy
   6.   Decorating Junior                                  2.00    1.50
        (Grades 3-5)                                     Trophy

                                       LUNCH

   7.   Costume -Sr.                                       2.00    1.50
        (Grades 9 & Above)                               Trophy
   8.   Costume -Int.                                      2.00    1.50
        (Grades 6-8)                                     Trophy
   9.   Costume -Jr.                                       2.00    1.50
        (Grades 3-5)                                     Trophy

NOTE: Driving classes 7, 8, 9, 19, 20 and 21 will have a 1st place for
each breed (horses, mules and haflinger). A champion will be
selected from the three 1st place winners for each division (Grades 9 &
above; Grades 6-8; Grades 3-5).

Driving
   10. Cart -Sr. (All Breeds)                             $2.00   $1.50
        (Grades 9 & Above)                               Trophy
   11. Cart -Int. (All Breeds)                             2.00    1.50
        (Grades 6-8)                                     Trophy
   12. Cart -Jr. (All Breeds)                              2.00    1.50
        (Grades 3-5)                                     Trophy
   13. Single Horse Driving -Sr.                           2.00    1.50
        (Grades 9 & Above)                               Trophy
   14. Single Horse Driving -Int.                          2.00    1.50
        (Grades 6-8)                                     Trophy
   15. Single Horse Driving -Jr.                           2.00    1.50
        (Grades 3-5)                                     Trophy
   16. Feed Race -Sr.                                      2.00    1.50
        (Grades 9 & Above)                               Trophy
   17. Feed Race -Int.                                     2.00    1.50
        (Grades 6-8)                                     Trophy
   18. Feed Race -Jr.                                      2.00    1.50
        (Grades 3-5)                                     Trophy

                          THURSDAY, JULY 22nd – 9 A.M.

   19. Team Loose Line Driving -Sr.                       $2.00   $1.50
       (Grades 9 & Above)                                Trophy
   20. Team Loose Line Driving -Int.                       2.00    1.50
       (Grades 6-8)                                      Trophy
   21. Team Loose Line Driving -Jr.                        2.00    1.50
         (Grades 3-5)                                         Trophy
   22.   Team to Wagon –Sr. (All Breeds)                        2.00         1.50
         (Grades 9 & Above)                                   Trophy
   23.   Team to Wagon –Int. (All Breeds)                       2.00         1.50
         (Grades 6-8)                                         Trophy
   24.   Team to Wagon –Jr. (All Breeds)                        2.00         1.50
         (Grades 3-5)                                         Trophy
   25.   4 Horse Hitch                                          2.00         1.50
         (Grades 9 & Above Only)                              Trophy
   26.   Wagon Obstacle Course -Sr.                            $2.00        $1.50
         (Grades 9 & Above)                                   Trophy
   27.   Wagon Obstacle Course -Int.                            2.00         1.50
         (Grades 6-8)                                         Trophy
   28.   Wagon Obstacle Course -Jr.                             2.00         1.50
         (Grades 3-5) (Forecart will be used instead of Wagon)Trophy

Judging Class – Time and Day to be determined at Fair


                                  4-H DUCKS
SUPERINTENDENT: June Lenig
BLDG. LOCATION: 8th Bldg. North of Entrance
BUILDING OPEN: Daily at 7:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN TIME:   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIME:    8:30 a.m. Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
AUCTION TIME:    12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
RELEASE TIME OF AUCTIONED BIRDS ONLY: 2:15 p.m., Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 3:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

1. Record Sheets for Ducks to be turned in with project Saturday July 17th to 4-H
   Poultry Leader.
2. No Health Papers needed. Member must sign a form when entering at the Fair
   indicating birds are from a National Poultry Improvement Plan Flock. Birds must be
   washed or they will not be allowed to show. They will be checked during entry.
3. No birds requiring a license to own may be exhibited at Fair.
4. No birds may be exchanged or taken home during the Fair after being entered.
5. Members may exhibit in any or all categories.
6. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis
   (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
   encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
   made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
   asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
   member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
   chance to sell in the livestock auction.
7. Pre-registration is required for State Fair.
                               POULTRY AUCTION
1. Decision to sell must be made by 5:00 p.m. the day of judging. There will be no
   exceptions. Once on sale bill, the ducks may not be withdrawn.
   NOTE: No sick or injured birds will be allowed to sell at auction.
2. Each member will be allowed to sell one (1) pen from the following classes only. If a
   member has a champion, they may opt to sell an additional pen from the following
   classes only:
             Class 1A Geese
             Class 1B Geese
             Class 1A Duck
             Class 1B Duck
             Class 2A Broiler
             Class 2B Roaster
             Hen Turkey
             Tom Turkey

DUCK CLASSES AND AWARDS                                                    A       B

Category 1-A      Young Commercial – One Hen hatched on or
                  after Sept. 1 of previous year……………………….               $2.00 $1.50
Category 1-B      Young Commercial – One Drake hatched on or
                  after Sept. 1 of previous year……………………….               $2.00    1.50
                  Champion Category 1…..…………..……………….                            Award

Category 2-A      Mature Commercial - Exhibit one Hen hatched
                  prior to Sept. 1 of previous year……………………….             2.00    1.50
Category 2-B      Mature Commercial – Exhibit one Drake hatched
                  prior to Sept. 1 of previous year……………………….             2.00    1.50
                  Champion Category 2……….………………………….                             Award

Category 1 & 2    Grand Champion Commercial Duck………………….                         Award
Category 1 & 2    Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Duck……….                     Award

Category 3-A      Exhibition - Exhibit one Hen hatched on or after
                  Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………                   2.00    1.50
                  Champion Category 3-A………………………………..                            Award
Category 3-B      Exhibition - Exhibit one Drake hatched on or after
                  Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………                   2.00    1.50
                  Champion Category 3-B………………………………..                            Award

Category 4-A      Exhibition – Exhibit one Hen hatched prior to
                  Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………                   2.00    1.50
                  Champion Category 4-A………………………………..                            Award
Category 4-B      Exhibition – Exhibit one Drake hatched prior to
                  Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………. 2.00 1.50
                  Champion Category 4-B……………………………..…..      Award

NOTE:     All Exhibition Geese and Duck Members Category 3
          Grand Champion Exhibition Waterfowl……………………..……                       Award
          Reserve Grand Champion Exhibition Waterfowl…………..……                   Award


DUCKS - BREEDS AND CLASSES
 Fancy                                                        Commercial
 Cayuga             Buff                                      Pekin
 Call               Runner                                    Aylesbury
 Black East India   Khaki Campbell                            Rouen
 Crested White Duck Mallard                                   Muscovy
 Blue Swedish                                                 Blue Swedish

                                 4-H ELECTRIC
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Al Merrick
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:     11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

   Project Requirements: Read Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

  All Electric Record Books are to be turned into the 4-H Electric Leader at the July
meeting.

   Achievement Winners. (These awards are presented at the local township
achievement programs after Fair.)


                            4-H ENTOMOLOGY
                                      (INSECTS)

PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Don Thomas
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
                   4-H FARM MODEL DISPLAY
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Wayne and Peggy Schoof
BLDG. LOCATION: Project will be displayed in Small Projects Bldg. during Fair
week.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th at Show Arena
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                        4-H FASHION REVUE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Pam Mark & Bonnie Stoner
DATE OF JUDGING:        Starting at 9 a.m., Monday, July 12th
LOCATION FOR JUDGING:   LaPorte High School

                (SEE FASHION REVUE LETTER FOR SPECIFICS)

ENTER ALREADY JUDGED EXHIBITS: Community Building
                               9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th




                             4-H FLOWERS
                              (Floriculture)
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Meri Mannia
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Building

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of Fair
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
.

                4-H FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Norma Rauschenbach
LOCATION: Community Building
FLORAL ARRANGING TIME:            9:00 a.m. – Noon, Thursday, July 22nd of Fair
OPEN JUDGING TIME:                Noon, Thursday, July 22nd of Fair
RELEASE TIME:                     11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook.

1. Any 4-H club member is eligible to enter up to three categories on Thursday.
Flower arranging has nothing to do with the 4-H flowers project. It is a separate activity
and you do not need to sign up ahead of time.
2. Exhibits may be entered and arranged between 9:00 a.m. and Noon Thursday of
Fair. The exhibits must be arranged in the Community Building at the Fairgrounds.
   Labels will be obtained at entry time.
3. Exhibits will be judged A, B, C. Honor ribbons will be awarded to outstanding
exhibits. A Reserve Champion and Champion Floral Arrangement will also be awarded.
4. Materials do not have to be home grown. As long as the exhibit is in good taste,
members can use any materials that they wish.
5. Accessories are allowed in all categories.

Category 1 -   Exhibit a line arrangement using marigolds and/or zinnias.
Category 2 -   Exhibit a holiday silk arrangement (any holiday).
Category 3 -   Exhibit a wild flower and/or dried flower arrangement.
Category 4 -   Exhibit a live flower arrangement in a kitchen container.
Category 5 -   Exhibit a live miniature arrangement.




                      4-H FOOD PRESERVATION
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Donna Matuszak
JUDGING LOCATION: Community Bldg.
DATE:   Friday, July 16th

OPEN JUDGING TIMES:
        8:30-9:00 a.m.                - Enter All Preserved Food Products
        9:00 a.m.                     - Open Judging of the above exhibits.

Note: All frozen products must come in a cooler, packed so product remains
frozen. Coolers may be picked up at the conclusion of judging.

Due to health reasons, all food/food preservation exhibits will be discarded prior to
check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)
                                       4-H FOOD
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS (FOODS): Mary Lilovich & Sherrie
Schafer
JUDGING LOCATION: Community Bldg.
DATE:   Friday, July 16th

Note: Due to health reasons, all food/food preservation exhibits will be discarded
prior to
check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)


OPEN JUDGING TIMES:
          8:30-9:00 a.m.                 - Enter Level A-Cookies & Muffins (Grades 3 & 4)
          9:00 a.m.                      - Open Judging of the above exhibits.

                                    *************

              9:30-10:00 a.m.            - Enter Level B-Cakes & Pretzels (Grades 5 & 6)
              10:00 a.m.                 - Open Judging of the above exhibits.

                                    *************

              10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.       - Enter Levels C & D (Grades 7-12)
              11:00 a.m.                 - Open Judging of the above exhibits.

                                              State Rule
For baked product competitions: “Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue, whether
uncooked or cooked, are not permitted to contain cream cheese, whipped cream, unpasteurized
milk or eggs/egg whites (pasteurized eggs or eggs cooked to 160 degrees F may be used).
Home-canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are not permitted in products. Recipes must be
provided that show which ingredients were used in each part of the product. Contestants should
carefully wash their hands and make sure that their hands do not have any open cuts before
preparing foods. Contestants should not prepare ready-to-eat foods to be entered into competition
if they are ill with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sore throat or jaundice. Whenever possible, baked
products should be transported and stored in chilled coolers (41 degrees F).

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manuals.

                             4-H FORESTRY
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Shelby Fultz
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Project Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                               4-H GARDEN
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Ruth Knoll
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME:           9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of Fair
RELEASE TIME:                11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th of Fair

Note: Due to health reasons, all garden exhibits showing signs of decay will be discarded prior
to check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.



                                      4-H GEESE
SUPERINTENDENT: June Lenig
BLDG. LOCATION:  8th Bldg. North of Entrance
BUILDING OPENS:  Daily at 7:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN TIME:   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIME:    8:30 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
AUCTION TIME:    12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
RELEASE OF AUCTIONED ANIMALS ONLY: 2:15 p.m., Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE: 4:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

1. Record Sheets for Geese to be turned in with project Saturday, July 17th to 4-H
   Poultry Leader.
2. No Health papers needed. Member must sign a form when entering at the Fair
   indicating birds are from a National Poultry Improvement Plan Flock. Birds must be
   washed or they will not be allowed to show. They will be checked during entry.
3. No birds requiring a license to own may be exhibited at the Fair.
4. No birds may be exchanged or taken home during the Fair after being entered.
5. Members may exhibit in any or all categories.
6. Pre-registration is required for State Fair. Forms must include Social Security
Number to enter at the Indiana State Fair.
7. Birds not taken care of for 3 days by any 4-H member will constitute forfeiture of
premium money and awards.
8. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis
(in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member
violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to
sell in the livestock auction.

POULTRY AUCTION

1. Decision to sell must be made by 5:00 p.m. the day of judging. There will be no
   exceptions. Once on sale bill, the geese may not be withdrawn.
   NOTE: No sick or injured birds will be allowed to sell at auction.
2. Each member will be allowed to sell one (1) pen from the following classes only. If
   member has a champion, they may opt to sell an additional pen from the following
   classes only:

                 Class 1 A Geese
                 Class 1 B Geese
                 Class 1 A Duck
                 Class 1 B Duck
                 Class 2 A Broiler
                 Class 2 B Roaster
                 Hen Turkey
                 Tom Turkey
3. Members may sell a total of one (1) Pen from the above classes unless they
   have a Champion, then they can sell an additional pen.

GEESE CLASSES AND AWARDS                                                 A          B

Category 1-A Young Commercial – Exhibit one Goose hatched on
             or after Sept. 1 of previous year……………………..      $2.00             $1.50
Category 1-B Young Commercial – Exhibit one Gander hatched on
             or after Sept. 1 of previous year………………………        2.00               1.50
             Champion Category 1………………………………… Award

Category 2-A Mature Commercial - Exhibit one Goose hatched
             prior to Sept. 1 of previous year………………………… 2.00                     1.50
Category 2-B Mature Commercial – Exhibit one Gander hatched
             prior to Sept. 1 of previous year………………………… 2.00                     1.50
             Champion Category 2…………………………………… Award

Category 1& 2 Grand Champion Commercial Geese………………..                 Award
Category 1& 2 Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Geese……..             Award
Category 3-A Exhibition - Exhibit one Goose hatched on or after
               Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………. 2.00                 1.50
Category 3-B Exhibition – Exhibit one Gander hatched on or after
               Sept. 1 of previous year…………………………………. 2.00                 1.50
               Champion Category 3…………………………………… Award
Category 4-A Exhibition – Exhibit one Goose hatched before Sept. 1
               of previous year……………………………………………. 2.00                     1.50
Category 4-B Exhibition – Exhibit one Gander hatched before Sept. 1
               of previous year…………………………………………... 2.00                    1.50
               Champion Category 4…………………………………. Award
Exhibition Geese and Duck Members Category
Grand Champion Exhibition Waterfowl                                Award
Reserve Grand Champion Exhibition Waterfowl                        Award




GEESE - BREEDS AND CLASSES
Fancy                                              Commercial
Egyptian       Pilgrim                             Toulouse
Buff                                               Emden
Chinese                                            African




                               GENEALOGY
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Jenny Minich
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.




                         4-H GIFT WRAPPING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Becky Lute & Connie Kuzydym
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Bldg.

GIFT WRAPPING TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 13th
JUDGING TIME:              Noon or as finished, Tuesday, July 13th
RELEASE TIME:             11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

4-H member will wrap gift in the Community Building on the day of judging.
NO PRE-WRAPPING. Bows should be self-made for all divisions at wrapping site. Attach a
card to the bottom of the package with the following information:
              Occasion: ____________________________________
              Age of person receiving gift: ____________________
              Gift for male of female: _________________________
              What would be in the gift: _______________________




                                    4-H GOAT
SUPERINTENDENT: Fred Matuszak
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: Diane Land
BLDG. LOCATION:  5th Bldg., North of Entrance,
                 Across from Poultry Bldg.

CHECK-IN TIME:                     2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18th (No
Exceptions)
WETHER WEIGH-IN TIME:              6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 18th (wethers only)
JUDGING TIME:                      5:00 p.m., Wednesday of Fair, July 21st
AUCTION TIME:                      12:30 p.m., Ring 1, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE:                   Noon – 3 p.m. (No Exceptions), Saturday of Fair,
July 24th

General Rules:
1. All 4-H Goat members should attend two (2) Goat Workshops each year to get
credit for the project.
2. Members must have goats in their possession by May 1st. If the 4-H member
is showing an animal owned by another party, they must have turned in a signed
lease agreement with their enrollment form.
3. All animals must be shown by the 4-H member (for exceptions, see Project
Superintendent). Members my enroll two (2) animals per class, but may bring and
show only one per class.
4. All members must show a doe and may enroll two (2) wethers. All wethers
     need to have been tattooed on tattoo day and does must be identified by a
     micro-chip. All animals must be dehorned and castrated before tattoo day.
5. At weigh-in, all wethers will have a tag placed in the ear. No altering or
removing of the tag is allowed. Any evidence of tampering will result in the possible
disqualification of the animal to show.
6. Only Dairy, Boer, and Pygmy goats are to be exhibited at the fair. No bucks of
any age are allowed in the barn. Only goats enrolled in a class are allowed in the
Goat Barn and on the fairgrounds.
7. Health papers will not be required for goats being exhibited at the LaPorte
County Fair in 2010. All goats will enter the Goat Barn only after they have been
examined by the licensed veterinarian on duty. If goats show any signs of illness,
the veterinarian and the Goat Committee have the right to deny admittance of the
animal or herd to the Goat Barn. Once a goat has been checked into the barn, it
may not leave the grounds. Any goats leaving the grounds after check-in cannot
return.
8. If your doe should become sick and unable to be exhibited at the fair, you may
still show your wether provided the following conditions are met. A written
statement by a licensed veterinarian must be given to the Project Superintendent
before the fair stating the doe’s condition.
9. All goats must be cleaned, clipped and their hooves trimmed before
coming to the Fair. Hoof trimming in the Goat Barn or surrounding areas on
the grounds is not allowed.
10. All goats (registered and non-registered) show against each other in classes.
The Goat Show will be conducted with specific classes according to the American
Dairy Goat Association and 4-H show rules. LaPorte County Goat Show rules
(Goat Committee) will take precedence when any discrepancies arise.
11. All goats will be awarded a ribbon for their placing in the class.
12. Dairy and Boer goats must be shown with a secure collar. No lead ropes are
allowed in the show ring.
13. Pygmy goats must be shown with a secure collar and a lead rope not to
exceed 14”-16”.
14. All goats must wear a collar and have a tie chain available if needed.
15. A white shirt and blue jeans in good condition (no holes) are required attire to
show. Shorts may not be worn in the show ring. Shirt tails must be long enough to
remain tucked in.
16. Effective in 2009, all market goats are to be born from January 1st to April 1st of
the current year.
17. As a reminder for project completion, goat project members will need to turn
their Goat Record Sheet into their local club leader before the fair.
18. Members may sell one wether in the auction.
19. All goats in competition for Senior Champion honors, that are in milk, may be
required by the judge to be milked before final selection is made.
20. Do Not use equipment belonging to other 4-H members without that member's
permission.
21. Pen partitions are not to be removed to make double pens.
22. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt
to encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts
are made to have the 4-H member (or family member) to clean their pens, they will
be asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
members violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and
their chance to sell in the livestock auction.
23. Pen Grading Rules - Judging 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
      Barn rules will be posted; please follow them.
      a. Pens should be cleaned to the ground daily, manure and wet straw or
         wood shavings to be removed twice daily.
      b. Hay and straw should be tied up after opening bale. (One bale of each
should be in tack area at all times.) Clean shavings should be kept neatly bagged.
      c. Feed pans are to be removed from the pens after the animals are finished
eating and before pens are graded.
      d. Clean water in pens at all times.
      e. Keep feed bags in garbage cans or in your tack box in the tack tent. Pen
         grades will be posted.
24. Goats shown at the State Fair must be Registered or Recorded Grades. Any
4-H Dairy goat member may show at the State Fair. Pick up State Fair Book from
Extension Office for further information.
25. No “For Sale” sign may be posted in the goat barn until after the auction on
Friday.


                          LIVESTOCK AUCTION
1. Member may sell one wether in the auction. Wethers will be sold by the head.
Wethers must be born between January 1 and April 1 of current year.
2. Any goat signed up to sell at auction must sell. They cannot be pulled out.
3. Pygmy wethers may also sell in the auction.
4. The Senior Champion Dairy Goat may sell one quart of milk in the auction.
(One-half of proceeds to go to the 4-H Goat Committee for project improvements.)



                            SHOWMANSHIP
Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment
deadline for current year. Back number ink color will indicate showmanship class.

BLUE CARD             -   Beginner Showmanship Class.
                          Those members in Grades 3-5.

GREEN CARD            -   Intermediate Showmanship Class.
                          Those members in Grades 6-8.

RED CARD          -   Senior Showmanship Class.
                      Those members in Grades 9 and above.
A member may win Beginner or Intermediate Showmanship only once. They will
automatically move up to the next class the following year. Senior winners may
not continue showing after winning the class previously.

     The Supreme Champion Showman Contest will take place
                Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

CLASSES                                                 1st   2nd     3rd    4th
5th    6th
(May exhibit one entry for each breed category.)
A. Swiss Type, Alpine, Toggenburg, Oberhalso, Saanen
B. Other Type, Nubian, LaMancha, Cross
C. Pygmy
D. Boer
E. Jr. Doe - April 1-June 1 of current year as long as
    pregnant doe is signed up and declared to being
    pregnant (Kids must be tattooed at birth)          $4.00 $3.50   $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 Ribbon
F. Sr. Doe - Jan. 1-Mar. 31 of current year             4.00 3.50     3.00 2.50 2.00 Ribbon
G. Yearling Doe, Dry-Born Aug. l, 2008-July 31, 2009 4.00 3.50        3.00 2.50 2.00 Ribbon

Any doe winning Senior Champion two times will not be eligible to show again
in 4-H competition in LaPorte County. The doe will be retired. Also, any milking
doe that wins the milking competition two times will be retired from competing
again in this contest.
H. Yearling Doe, Milking - Born Aug. 1, 2008-July 31,
    2009                                              4.00 3.50    3.00 2.50 2.00 Ribbon

I. Milking Two Year Old - Born Aug. 1, 2007-          4.00    3.50    3.00   2.50   2.00 Ribbon
   July 31, 2008
J. Milking Three Year Old - Born Aug. 1, 2006-        4.00    3.50    3.00   2.50   2.00 Ribbon
   July 31, 2007
K. Milking Four Year Old & Over-                      4.00    3.50    3.00   2.50   2.00 Ribbon
   Born before Aug. 1, 2006
L. Daughter & Dam Class                               4.00    3.50    3.00   2.50   2.00 Ribbon


Pygmy Goat Classes
All ages will be determined as of date of show. Must have exact birth date
(ex.4/22/09)
Pygmy 0 - under 3 months                          4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 3 – under 6 months                          4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 6 – under 9 months                          4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 9 – under 12 months                         4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 1 Yr. & Under 2 Yrs. Old                    4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy Over 2 Yr. & Under 3 Yr.                    4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 3 Yrs., and Under 5 Yrs.                    4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50          2.00   Ribbon
Pygmy 5 Yrs. & Over                                    4.00    3.50     3.00   2.50    2.00 Ribbon
Pygmy Wether, born Jan 1 to April 1 of current yr.     4.00    3.50     3.00   2.50    2.00 Ribbon

Boer Doe Classes
All ages will be determined as of date of show. Must have exact birth date
(ex.4/22/09)
0 to under 3 months                               4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
3 to under 6 months                               4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
6 to under 9 months                               4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
9 to under 12 months                              4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
1 year to under 2 years                           4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
2 years but under 3 years                         4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon
3 years and older                                 4.00 3.50      3.00 2.50             2.00   Ribbon

Specialty Wethers - Born Jan. 1 to April 1 or current year.
                                                       4.00   3.50    3.00   2.50   2.00
Ribbon

Dairy Wethers - All members must show a doe and may enroll two (2) wethers. They
must be born January 1 to April 1 of current year. Two weight classes will be shown.
Members may show one animal in each weight class. If both animals fall in
the same class, only one may be shown.                4.00 3.50       3.00 2.50 2.00 Ribbon


                                  4-H HEALTH
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Bonnie Stoner & Candice Stoner
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                      4-H HOME ENVIRONMENT
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Jill Ott
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Building

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
1. All divisions must have a notebook and display the notebook with their exhibit.
Record sheets must be included.
2. No booth to be allowed for first and second divisions.
3. Exhibitors requiring booths will place their own exhibits in booths.
4. Exhibit sent to State Fair must fit in space 4 ft. Wide, 5 ft. Deep, and 7 ft. High. If
more space is needed at State Fair, See Superintendent at State Fair. Extension
Educators cannot be responsible for transporting Home Environment projects to State
Fair that require a booth. Notebook must accompany project to State Fair.

           4-H HOOSIER CHRISTMAS DECORATION
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Linda Blint & Deb Weisenberger
JUDGING LOCATION: Community Building
DISPLAY LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                       4-H HORSE & PONY CLUB
SUPERINTENDENT:             Bob Snyder & Jo LeRoy
HEAD 4-H LEADERS:           Bruce & Debbie Hoover
BLDG. LOCATION:             Last 3 Bldgs. – North of Main Entrance

CHECK-IN TIME:            10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18th, 2010
JUDGING TIME:             Sunday thru Saturday of Fair (See Following Pages)
RELEASE TIME:             Saturday of Fair following stall check
                        (Read General Information Page 54)
                (Complete Pen Reservation at Horse & Pony Meeting)

GENERAL RULES:

1. Member must attend 5 of 12 county monthly meetings held each year.
2. Members of 5 years or less must attend a minimum of 4 local clinics during the
year, with their horse.
3. Members must give a demonstration to complete the project.
4. Members must pay dues to the club treasurer.
5. All E-Z Rider members shall be enrolled in 4-H in LaPorte County only.
6. Records Sheets to be turned into Senior Adult Leaders before the Fair.
7. Members are to be enrolled by March 1 of the project year and Horse/Pony
Measurement Enrollment forms are due by May 1 of the project year.
8. All horses and ponies must be on the grounds between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
on Sunday July 18th, 2010.
9. Each contestant is limited to one entry per class.
10. All animals must conform to health regulations and vaccinations. All horses
and ponies must be vaccinated for Tetanus, Eastern and Western
encephalomyelitis, Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, Potomac Horse Fever and
Strangles by May 1st, 2010. Horses and ponies also need to give a negative
Coggins test. (See Livestock Health Rules).
11. In order to show, parent/guardian and child must sign “Letter of Rules &
Regulations” form available at check-in.
12. Members are required to help at one work session at the fairgrounds.
13. Proper attire must be worn in all classes.
14. Boots must be worn whenever handling your horse or pony.
15. Schedule may be changed due to weather condition and/or mitigating
circumstances.
16. Classes with large entries have been divided by grade in performance, halter, and
showmanship
17. See Horse I Pony Policy Manual for further details and rules.
A. Western Attire
     Attire must be clean and neat. The exhibitor is to wear Western type long pants, a
Western style, long-sleeved, collared shirt and Western boots.
     1. ASTM and/or SEI standard F1163 or above-approved protective head gear is
required in all Western Classes when the exhibitor is mounted.
     2. A Western style hat may only be worn in Halter & Showmanship at Halter
Classes.

B.   English Attire
     Attire shall be neat and clean. The exhibitor is to wear English style long pants, a
long-sleeved shirt or blouse (except when wearing a jacket) and an approved hat. Whip
or crop is optional.

C.   Protective Head Gear

ALL 4-H MEMBERS are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard
F1163 (or above) certified helmet whenever mounted, or driving, at a 4-H Horse & Pony
event, show, or activity. The 4-H member is responsible to see that this specified
headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness fastened in place whenever
mounted. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets. This policy will be in
effect beginning with the 2003 program year and applies to all county, area, and state 4-
H Horse & Pony events, shows and activities.
D. All riders must wear Western style or English Style riding boots when riding or
handling your horse in the show or make-up arena. No Exceptions!!
E. No riding double and No giving rides to non-4-H members will be permitted.
F. Only 4-H E-Z Riders may ride or drive enrolled horses during Fair Week.

       ATTENTION!! – PROTECTIVE HEAD GEAR WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.
             THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE 4-H MEMBER.
16. JUNIOR RIDER – 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th Graders
17. SENIOR RIDER – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Graders
18. Any disrespect shown to the judge or show officials will disqualify
contestant from further competition and will result in loss of premiums and
awards and may result in dismissal from the fairgrounds.
19. Once the gate is open you have 2 minutes to report for your class. It is your
responsibility to notify the Office of any tack changes prior to your class. There will be
no exceptions!!!
20. Performance classes with 25 or more entries may be split by judge’s discretion.
21. Stall grading will be at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day.
22. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The Committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home.
23. Stall decorations and the Meet My Horse Contest will be judged on Tuesday
evening.
24. No exhibitors are allowed to stay in the barns overnight.

                      SUNDAY, JULY 18th, 2010 - 3:00 P.M.
CLASSES:                                                                   A                   B
JUNIOR TRAIL
1. Ponies 56” and Under                                                  $2.00               $1.50
2. Horses Over 56”                                                        2.00                1.50

SENIOR TRAIL
3. Ponies 56” and Under                                                   2.00                1.50
4. Horses Over 56”                                                        2.00                1.50

                     MONDAY, JULY 19th, 2010 - 9:00 A.M.

WESTERN PLEASURE
5. Ponies 50” and Under – Junior Rider                                    2.00               $1.50
6. Ponies Over 50’ & Including 56” – Junior Rider                         2.00               $1.50
7. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                                    2.00               $1.50


                            MONDAY, JULY 19th, 2010 cont.

Horses Over 56”
8. Junior Rider in 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades                                $2.00                1.50
9. Junior Rider in 6th & 7th Grades                                       2.00                1.50

Horses Over 56”
10. Senior Rider in 8th & 9th Grades                                      2.00                1.50
11. Senior Rider in 10th, 11th 12th Grades                       2.00             1.50

12. WALK/TROT- First year members can not show in any other performance class.

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP
13. Ponies 50’’ and Under – Junior Rider                         2.00
1.50
14. Ponies Over 50’’ and Including 56” – Junior Rider             2.00
1.50
15. Ponies 56’’ and Under – Senior Rider                          2.00
1.50
Horses 56’’ & Over
16. Junior Rider in 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades                        2.00
1.50
17. Junior Rider in 6th & 7th Grades                              2.00
1.50

Horses 56’’ & Over
18. Senior Rider in 8th & 9th Grades                              2.00
1.50
19. Senior Rider in 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades                   2.00
1.50

BAREBACK PLEASURE
20. Ponies 56’’ and Under – Junior Rider                         2.00             1.50
21. Ponies 56’’ and Under –Senior Rider                          2.00             1.50
22. Horses Over 56’’ – Junior Rider                              2.00             1.50
23. Horses Over 56” _ Senior Rider                               2.00             1.50


                           HORSELESS HORSE CLASS
                  WILL BE HELD FOLLOWING BAREBACK CLASSES

                       TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2010 9:00AM

ENGLISH SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER- ANY SIZE ANIMAL
24. Junior Exhibitor in 3rd, 4th , & 5th Grades                  2.00            $1.50
25. Junior Exhibitor in 6th & 7th Grades                         2.00
1.50
26. Senior Exhibitor in 8th & 9th Grades                         2.00             1.50
27. Senior Exhibitor in 10th, 11th, 12th, Grades 2.00                    1.50

ENGLISH PLEASURE
28. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                          2.00             1.50
29. Ponies 56” & Under – Senior Rider                            2.00             1.50
Horses Over 56”
30. Junior Rider in 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades                           2.00            1.50
31. Junior Rider in 6th & 7th Grades                                 2.00            1.50


ENGLISH PLEASURE cont.
Horses Over 56”
32. Senior Rider in 8th & 9th Grades                                $2.00
$1.50
33. Senior Rider in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades                  2.00           1.50
34. Gaited Open                                                      2.00
1.50
ENGLISH EQUITATION
35. Ponies 56” & Under – Junior Rider                                2.00           $1.50
36. Ponies 56” & Under – Senior Rider

Horses Over 56”
37 Junior Rider in 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades                            2.00            1.50
38. Junior Rider in 6th & 7th Grades                                 2.00            1.50

Horses Over 56”
39. Senior Rider in 8th and 9th Grades                               2.00
1.50
40. Senior Rider in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades                  2.00           1.50

Hunter Hack (Be certain to read State Handbook for State Fair Requirements)
41. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 1’5”                                     2.00                1.50
42. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’                                       2.00                1.50
43. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’3”                                     2.00                1.50
44. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’6”                                     2.00                1.50


Dressage
45. Juniors Ponies & Horses Intro Level Test 2 Walk – Trot           2.00            1.50
46. Seniors Ponies & Horses Training Level Test 1                    2.00            1.50


                    EVENING CLASSES STARTING AT 5:00 P.M.


(Jumps at State Fair will be a minimum of 2’6” for ponies and 2’9” for horses for
all jump courses)
Hunter Over Fences
47. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’                                   2.00       1.50
48. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’6”                                 2.00       1.50
49. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’6”                                 2.00       1.50
50. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height 2’ 9”                                2.00       1.50


                     TUESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2010 – 9:00A.M.

Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences
51. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height – 2’                                $2.00       1.50
52. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height –2’6”                                2.00       1.50
53. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height – 2’6’’                              2.00       1.50
54. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider
    Maximum Jump Height – 2’9’’                              2.00       1.50


                   WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2010 - 9:00 A.M.

Halter Mare and Foal – Any size animal, Reg. and Non-Reg.
55. Mare & Foal at Side                                      2.00       1.50
56. Foal                                                     2.00       1.50
57. Champion and Reserve                                            Ribbons

Halter Mares 56’’ and Under
58. All Agers 50’’ and Under                                 2.00       1.50
59. Fillies 3 Years and Under                                2.00       1.50
60. Mares 4 Years and Older                                  2.00       1.50
61. Champion and Reserve                                            Ribbons

Geldings at Halter 56’’ and Under
62. All Ages 50’’ and Under                                  2.00       1.50
63. Geldings 3 Years and Under                               2.00       1.50
64. Geldings 4 Years and Under                               2.00       1.50
65. Champion and Reserve                                            Ribbons

Halter Mares Over 56’’ (Non- Registered)
66. Fillies 3 Years and Under                                2.00       1.50
67. Mares 4 Years & Older                                               2.00             1.50
68. Champion and Reserve                                                             Ribbons

Halter Geldings Over 56” (Non- Registered)
69. Geldings 3 Years and Under                                          2.00             1.50
70. Geldings 4 Years & Older                                            2.00             1.50
71. Champion and Reserve                                                             Ribbons

Halter Mares Over 56’’ (All Registered)
72. Fillies 1 & 2 Years Old                                             2.00             1.50
73. Fillies 3 & 4 Years Old                                             2.00             1.50
74. Mares 5 to 10 Years Old                                             2.00             1.50
75. Mares 11 to 15 Years Old                                            2.00             1.50
76. Mares 16 Years Old and Older                                        2.00             1.50
77. Champion and Reserve                                                             Ribbons

Halter Geldings Over 56” (All Registered)
78. Geldings 1 & 2 Years Old                                           $2.00            $1.50
79. Geldings 3 & 4 Years Old                                            2.00             1.50
80. Geldings 5 & 10 Years Old                                           2.00             1.50
81. Geldings 11 to 15 Years Old                                         2.00             1.50
82. Geldings 16 Years Old and Older                                     2.00             1.50
83. Champion and Reserve                                                              Ribbons

(Because of the size of our Registered Horse classes, we have divided the classes as
shown above. The judge will select the top individuals in each category to return to the
arena and will make the selection for Champion and Reserve.)

Junior Western Showmanship at Halter (All Sizes)
84. Juniors in 7thGrade                                                 2.00               1.50
85. Juniors in 6th Grade                                                2.00               1.50
86. Juniors in 5th Grade                                                2.00               1.50
87. Juniors in 4th Grade                                                2.00               1.50
88. Juniors in 3rd Grade                                                2.00               1.50

Senior Western Showmanship at Halter (All Sizes)
89. Seniors in 12th Grade                                               2.00               1.50
90. Seniors in 11th Grade                                               2.00               1.50
91. Seniors in 10th Grade                                               2.00               1.50
92. Seniors in 9th Grade                                                2.00               1.50
93. Seniors in 8th Grade                                                2.00               1.50


Driving Cart
94. 56” and Under, Any Age Driver                                       2.00               1.50
95. Horses Over 56”, Any Age Driver                                     2.00               1.50
Free Style Riding to Music – (Evening Class)
96. Junior Rider – Any Size Animal                                             2.00          1.50
97. Senior Rider – Any Size Animal                                             2.00          1.50

                   THURSDAY, JULY 22nd, 2010 - 9:00 A.M.

Western Riding
98. Junior Rider – Any Size Animal                                             2.00          1.50
99. Senior Rider – Any Size Animal                                             2.00          1.50

Reining (4-H Pattern To Be Posted at Fair)
100. Junior Division                                                           2.00          1.50
101. Senior Division                                                           2.00          1.50

Speed & Action
102. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
103. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
104. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider                                            2.00          1.50
105. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider                                            2.00          1.50


                         SUPREME SHOWMAN CONTEST
                       THURSDAY, JULY 22ND, 2010 - 6:30 P.M.

                       6:00 P.M. – START EVENING CLASSES*
             *This could start earlier depending on schedule. Could start at 4 p.m.

VERSATILITY- ANY SIZE ANIMAL                                                   A              B
106. Junior Rider in 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades                                   $2.00           1.50
107. Junior Rider in 6th & 7th Grades                                         2.00
1.50
108. Senior Rider in 8th and 9th Grades                                        2.00          1.50
109. Senior Rider in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades                        2.00              1.50

                     FRIDAY, JULY 23RD , 2010 – 9:00 A.M.

Cloverleaf Barrel Race
110. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
111. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
112. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider                                            2.00          1.50
113. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider                                            2.00          1.50

Flag Race
114. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
115. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                                       2.00          1.50
116. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider                                   2.00              1.50
117..Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider                                   2.00              1.50

Pole Bending
118. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                              2.00              1.50
119. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                              2.00              1.50
120. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider                                   2.00              1.50
121. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider                                   2.00              1.50

Key Hole Race                                                          A                 B
122. Ponies 56” and Under – Junior Rider                             $2.00             $1.50
123. Ponies 56” and Under – Senior Rider                              2.00              1.50
124. Horses Over 56” – Junior Rider                                   2.00              1.50
125. Horses Over 56” – Senior Rider                                   2.00              1.50

                  SATURDAY, JULY 24TH, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.
 Fun Classes to be announced. Saturday will be used as a rain day if necessary.


Classes without sufficient entries and classes with too many entries may be combined
or divided at the discretion of the 4-H Horse & Pony Committee.




                       4-H HORSELESS HORSE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: PENNY MROZINSKI

BLDG. LOCATION: Last 3 Bldgs. – North of Main Entrance

                         Complete and turn in Record Notebook to Horse & Pony
Sr. Leader at meeting prior to Fair.




                          4-H LAWN TRACTOR
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Wayne Seymour
LAWN TRACTOR OPERATOR’S CONTEST: Wednesday, May 26th - 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Fairgrounds – Show Arena

POSTER ENTRY LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.
POSTER JUDGING TIME:   9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:          11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair
General Rules: See Project Handbook and 4-H Lawn Tractor Project Manual.

1. Turn in record Book to 4-H Lawn Tractor Leader the day of the driving contest.
2. Those unable to compete in the Lawn Tractor Operator’s Contest may complete the
   project by exhibiting a poster and turning in record book to tractor leader.

Premiums offered: 1st place…………… $2.00
                  2nd Place………….. 2.00
                  3rd Place & Up……. 1.50

Premiums offered for Lawn & Garden Tractor Poster:
                    A - Blue Ribbon…. $2.00
                    B - Red Ribbon….   1.50


                                   4-H LEGOS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Barb Bottorff
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME:         9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:              11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

   Project Requirements: Read Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.




                       4-H MICROWAVE FOODS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Skeeter Scott
JUDGING LOCATION: Community Bldg.
ENTRY TIME: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m., Friday, July 16th
JUDGING TIME: 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 16th

Note: Due to health reasons, all microwave food exhibits will be discarded prior to
check-out on Sunday, July 25th after Fair. (Containers will be saved)

                                      State Rule
For baked product competitions: “Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue,
whether uncooked or cooked, are not permitted to contain cream cheese, whipped
cream, unpasteurized milk or eggs/egg whites (pasteurized eggs or eggs cooked to 160
degrees F may be used). Home-canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are not permitted
in products.
Recipes must be provided that show which ingredients were used in each part of the
product. Contestants should carefully wash their hands and make sure that their hands
do not have any open cuts before preparing foods. Contestants should not prepare
ready-to-eat foods to be entered into competition if they are ill with vomiting, diarrhea,
fever, sore throat or jaundice. (Whenever possible, baked products should be
transported and stored in chilled coolers - 41 degrees F).

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                              MINI 4-H PROJECTS

All Mini 4-H exhibits will be checked in at the Small Projects Building from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14th OR from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 15h. Projects include Arts &
Crafts, Bicycling, Clwoning, Collections, Dinosaurs, Flowers & Gardening, Foods, Forestry,
Models, Recycling, Sewing, Small Animal Friends, and Soil & Water.

Exceptions:
Those members in the Bicycling project may choose to participate in the Bicycle Rodeo OR
complete a poster. The Mini 4-H Bicycle Rodeo will take place at the Fairgrounds (Grandstand)
Saturday, July 17th starting at 1:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Members in Small Animal Friends may complete a poster OR participate in the Pet Parade. The
Mini 4-H Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, July 17th at 3:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds with
registration starting at 3:00 p.m.

Other fair activities available to Mini 4-H members include the Mini 4-H Pedal Pull, Pee Wee
Pig Show, Pee Wee Goat Show, Little Peeps Poultry Project, Pee Wee Miniature Equine Show,
Pee Wee Rabbit Show, Pee Wee Sheep Show, and the Fair Coloring Contest. Please see the Mini
4-H Handbook for all the details.

                                 4-H MINI-EQUINE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Jackie Burek (horses), Anita Smith (donkeys)
CHECK-IN TIME: 12 – 2 p.m., Sunday, July 18th or 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., Saturday, July 24th
JUDGING LOCATION: Horse & Pony Warm-Up ring and Livestock Show Arena
JUDGING TIME: 12:30 p.m.
RELEASE TIME: After show, but no later than 6:00 p.m.

Levels:
Junior - Grades 3 -5, Intermediate - Grades 6 – 8, Senior - Grades 9 – 12.

General Rules:
1. Members will attend at least 5 of the 15 meeting and workshops.
2. Members will complete Miniature Equine Record Sheet and will be turned into Leaders
    before the Fair.
3. The 4-H member shall work with their project animal and attend county workshops.
4. Each 4-H project member shall own and/or lease one (1) or more miniature equine animals.
    All 4-H Miniature Equine leases shall be submitted to the Extension Office no later than May
    15th. No animal substitutions or trading for the original animal after May 15th. Extenuating
    circumstances must be pre-approved through the Miniature Equine
    Superintendent/Committee.
5. The West Nile, Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis, Influenza, Tetanus Toxoid,
    and the Rhinopneumonitis are required. These are contagious diseases. The vaccines
    for Strangles, Potomac Horse Fever, and the Coggins test are optional. Horse and
    donkey owners should consult with their veterinarian regarding these and other
    vaccinations.
6. No stallions are eligible to show.
7. Members must be enrolled in a regular 4-H Club.
8. All Miniature Equine animals, grade and registered, are eligible to show in the same class at
    the county level.
9. All animals must pass the veterinarian Health Check, prior to stalling at the County Fair.
         A. NO animals showing symptoms of communicable diseases, in poor health, and/or in
    poor condition shall be admitted to the fair.
         B. Proof of vaccinations by a licensed and accredited veterinarian must be presented at
    first attended workshop with the animals. Required vaccinations are Eastern and Western
    Encephalomyelitis, Rhino and Flu administered no earlier than April 1st of the current year.
    Please note: Tetanus shots are strongly recommended. Veterinarians should be consulted
    regarding other possible vaccinations.
10. All livestock exhibitors shall abide by and follow all rules contained within the LaPorte
    County 4-H General Terms & Conditions, as well as the 4-H Livestock Terms & Conditions,
    unless specifically stated otherwise.
11. All instances not specifically contained within the Miniature Equine project rules and/or 4-H
    General Terms & Conditions and the 4-H Livestock Terms & Conditions shall be handled
    and decided directly by the Miniature Equine Superintendent/Committee. All decisions shall
    be final.
12. If member has more than one horse eligible for one class another Miniature Equine member
    can show for you.
13. Each 4-H member shall show his/her own miniature equine. In case of emergency, the 4-H
    member is responsible for securing another current member from the LaPorte County 4-H
    program to show and/or care for his/her animal during the LaPorte County Fair. The
    Miniature Equine Superintendent/Committee shall be notified and approve all such cases.
14. Boots and/or leather hard-soled shoes, as well as long pants are required for all 4-H
    Miniature Equine activities, including the LaPorte County Fair 4-H Miniature Equine Show.
    Protective Head Gear
    ALL 4-H MEMBERS are required to wear a properly fitted ASTM or SEI standard F1163
    (or above) certified helmet while driving, at a 4-H event, show, or activity. The 4-H member
    is responsible to see that this specified headgear is properly fitted with the approved harness
    fastened in place. Original tags must be present in all approved helmets.
15. All questions in regards to rules and/or procedures shall be addressed directly to the 4-H
    Miniature Equine Superintendent/Committee.
16. Schedule may be changed due to weather condition and/or mitigating circumstances.
17. No giving rides to others will be permitted. Only 4-H Miniature Equine members my drive
    enrolled horses during Fair Week.
18. Any disrespect shown to the judge or show officials will disqualify contestant from
    further competition and will result in loss of premiums and awards and may result in
    dismissal from the fairgrounds.
19. Performance classes with 25 or more entries may be split by judge’s discretion.
20. Stall grading will be at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. each day.
21. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis (in all
       barns). The Committee members of each species will make an attempt to encourage 4-H
       members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are made to have the 4-H
       member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked to remove their animals
       from the barn and sent home.
22. Member may decorate stall in appropriate manner.
23. No exhibitors are allowed to stay in the barns overnight.

Classes:
1. Miniature Mare (A 34" and under) all mares over 3 years old
2. Miniature Jenny Donkey (A 34" and under) all jennies over 3 years old
3. Miniature Mare (B over 34" and under 38") all mares over 3 years old
4. Miniature Jenny Donkey (B over 34" and under 38") all jennies over 3 years old
5. Miniature Gelding (A 34" and under) all geldings over 3 years old
6. Miniature Donkey Gelding (A 34" and under) all geldings over 3 years old
7. Miniature Gelding (B over 34" and under 38") all geldings over 3 years old
8. Miniature Donkey Gelding (B over 34" and under 38") all geldings over 3 years old
9. Miniature Horse Yearlings
10. Miniature Donkey yearlings
11. Miniature Horse 2 and 3 year olds
12. Miniature Donkey 2 and 3 year olds
13. Champion Miniature Horse
14. Champion Miniature Donkey
15. Mare & Foal (to be brought in on Saturday only)
16. Jenny and Foal (to be brought in on Saturday only)
17. Color Class (horse)
18. Color class (donkeys)
19. Junior Showmanship
20. Intermediate Showmanship
21. Senior Showmanship
22. Supreme Showmanship
23. Costume Class
24. Hunter Jumper (horse) This will be a timed event
25. Hunter Jumper (donkey) This will be a timed event
26. Coon Jumping (donkeys only)
27. Halter Obstacle (horse)
28. Halter Obstacle (donkey)
29. Line Driving Obstacle
30. Reinmanship (cart class)
31. Pleasure Driving

Exhibition Classes
1. Dinner Bell*
2. Socks on*
3. Feed Sack Race*

Awards:
Premium money will be given for all classes except showmanship, costume and exhibition
classes. Trophies will be awarded in all classes.


4-H AEROSPACE, MODEL AIRCRAFT, MODEL CAR, MODEL
        WATERCRAFT AND GENERAL MODELS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Curt Morrison
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manuals.


                               4-H PERSONALITY
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Bonnie Stoner & Candice Stoner
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                           4-H PHOTOGRAPHY
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Nancy Williamson
PROJECT LEADERS: Carrie Walter and Stephanie Draves
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair
Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                                 4-H PIGEON
SUPERINTENDENT:        Earl and Sue Miller
CHAIRPERSON:
BLDG. LOCATION:        5th Bldg. West Row, North of Entrance
                       (Poultry Barn)

CHECK-IN TIME:   3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18th
JUDGING TIME:    10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20th of Fair (Closed Judging)
JUDGE AVAILABLE FOR DISCUSSION TO MEMBER: 1:00-2:00 p.m., Tuesday,
July 20th

GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 24th of Fair

General Rules:
1. Care for at least one pair of pigeons and raise one batch of young. (Pigeons must
be of a recognized breed).
2. Turn Pigeon record sheet into local club leader.
3. Birds must be banded with seamless bands or split bands and will be judged as old
      birds.
4. Member may buy aged birds until June 1 of 4-H year. Young birds must be
hatched by April 1 by member.
5. No pigeons with lice will be exhibited. Sick and dirty birds will not be accepted by
      Superintendent of Show.
6. Each member must show as least two birds at the Fair. A member may show any
or all types. Types include: Utility, Flyers and Fancy. Members may show a maximum
of 24 birds with a limit of four birds per breed.
7. If a member is unable to raise young birds, he may show two old cocks and two old
hens of each type.
8. Birds will be judged according to conformity to breed, type, color, quality, and
      appearance in terms of feathers, cleanliness, show standards, etc.
9. Birds will be placed 1-5 and A-B-C (for premiums) in each class. Best Young and
Aged Cock of Class and Best Young and Aged Hen of class will be awarded in each of
the three types – Utility, Flyer, and Fancy. (Rosettes will be given to the Best Young
Classes and Trophies will be given to the Best Aged Classes). Neat pen awards will
also be given.
10. 4-H Committee will supply feed, water and feed cups along with bedding. Pigeons
are the responsibility of the member throughout the Fair. Members not caring for their
birds will forfeit all awards. Cages will be inspected each day at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. with special awards for those receiving A’s all week. Carrying cages should be
taken home during the week and not left at the Fairgrounds.
11. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member
violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to
sell in the livestock auction.
12. Pigeons will be released on Saturday, July 28 between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 4-H
members accepts responsibility for any birds left after that time. Early release of birds is
at the discretion of the 4-H Pigeon Superintendent.
13. 4-H member may show eight birds in each class. Classes will be as follows:

UTILITY PIGEONS                                                         A           B
1. Young Hen…………………………………………………….                                     $2.00       $1.50
2. Best Young Utility Hen……………………………………….                            Rosette
3. Best Reserve Young Utility Hen…………………………….                        Rosette
4. Young Cock……………………………………………………                                      2.00        1.50
5. Best Young Utility Cock………………………………………                            Rosette
6. Best Reserve Young Utility Cock……………………………                        Rosette
7. Aged Hen………………………………………………………                                       2.00        1.50
8. Best Aged Utility Hen…………………………………………                             Trophy
9. Best Reserve Aged Utility Hen………………………………                         Trophy
10. Aged Cock…………………………………………………….                                     2.00        1.50
11. Best Aged Utility Cock……………………………………….                           Trophy
12. Best Reserve Aged Utility Cock…………………………….                       Trophy

FANCY PIGEONS
1. Young Hen…………………………………………………….                                      2.00        1.50
2. Best Young Fancy Hen………………………………………                               Rosette
3. Best Reserve Young Fancy Hen……………………………                           Rosette
4. Young Cock…………………………………………………..                                     2.00        1.50
5. Best Young Fancy Cock…………………………………….                              Rosette
6. Best Reserve Young Fancy Cock………………………….                          Rosette
7. Aged Hen……………………………………………………..                                      2.00        1.50
8. Best Aged Fancy Hen……………………………………….                               Trophy
9. Best Reserve Aged Fancy Hen…………………………….                           Trophy
10. Aged Cock……………………………………………………                                      2.00        1.50
11. Best Aged Fancy Cock……………………………………..                             Trophy
12. Best Reserve Aged Fancy Cock…………………………..                         Trophy

FLYING PIGEONS
1. Young Hen…………………………………………………….                                      2.00        1.50
2. Best Young Flying Hen………………………………………                              Rosette
3. Best Reserve Young Flying Hen……………………………                          Rosette
4. Young Cock…………………………………………………..                                     2.00        1.50
5. Best Young Flying Cock…………………………………….                             Rosette
6.    Best Reserve Young Flying Cock………………………….                     Rosette
7.    Aged Hen……………………………………………………..                                  2.00       1.50
8.    Best Aged Flying Hen……………………………………….                          Trophy
9.    Best Reserve Aged Flying Cock……………………………                      Trophy
10.   Aged Cock……………………………………………………                                   2.00       1.50
11.   Best Aged Flying Cock……………………………………...                        Trophy
12.   Best Reserve Aged Flying Cock…………………………...                    Trophy

Grand Champion Over-All…………………………………………                             Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion Over-All………………………………                         Trophy


                                  4-H POTATO
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Kevin and Leslie Young
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of Fair
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.


                                 4-H POULTRY
SUPERINTENDENT: June Lenig
BLDG. LOCATION: Poultry Barn
BUILDING OPEN DAILY AT 7:00 A.M.

CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIME: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
AUCTION TIME: 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
RELEASE TIME OF AUCTIONED POULTRY ONLY: 2:15 p.m., Friday of Fair, July
23rd
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 4:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

      ** No birds may be exchanged or taken home during the Fair after being
                                   entered.**

1. Record Sheets for Poultry are to be turned in with project Saturday, July 17th to 4-H
Poultry Leader.
2. Members must have verification indicating that birds are from a National Poultry
   Improvement Plan Flock and have been tested and found free of pollorum-typhoid.
    Members must supply flock certification number and owner name, verifying origin
from a clean flock or have the birds tested. A trained volunteer who has had
appropriate training will do the testing. Only clean birds will remain at the Fair.
3. Birds must be washed and lice free or they will not be allowed to show. They will be
    inspected during entry.
4. Anyone may enter poultry, ducks or geese at the State Fair. Pre-registration is
    required for State Fair. Pick up State Fair Book in Extension Office for details.
5. Exhibitors may show a maximum of six (6) birds in the standard classes (3-A, 3-B, 4-
A, 4-B) and a maximum of six (6) birds in the Bantam Classes (5-A, 5-B, 6-A, 6-B).
Multiple birds of same class must be of a different variety.
6. 4-H Poultry will be judged by breeds but Champions will be selected by divisions of
work.
7. All Poultry will be judged with “A”, “B”, “C” group placings.
8. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis
(in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member
violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money, awards and their
chance to sell in the livestock auction.
9. All poultry must be banded before they can be penned. The Poultry Committee will
    furnish bands for all animals shown at the LaPorte County Fair. Band numbers must
    be marked on Pen Reservation Form.



                         POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP
                Judging Time: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th

1. Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment
   deadline for current fair.

      Beginner        - Member must be in Grades 3-5
      Intermediate    - Member must be in Grades 6-8
      Senior          - Member must be in Grades 9 and Above

2. 4-H members will demonstrate their ability to present birds that are clean, healthy,
trained, and manageable along with the techniques of proper display. This activity
provides an opportunity to competitively demonstrate one's knowledge and skill in
raising, conditioning, evaluating and handling poultry. See 4-H Manual #679 "4-H
Poultry Showmanship".


                             POULTRY AUCTION
1. Decision to sell must be made by 5:00 p.m. the day of judging. There will be no
   exceptions. Once on the sale bill, the poultry may not be withdrawn.
   NOTE: No sick or injured birds will be allowed to sell at auction.

2. Each member will be allowed to sell one (1) from the following classes only. If
   member has a champion or reserve champion, they may opt to sell an additional pen
   from the following classes only:
              Class 1A Geese
              Class 1B Geese
              Class 1A Duck
              Class 1B Duck
              Class 2A Broiler
              Class 2B Roaster
              Hen Turkey
              Tom Turkey

3. One dozen eggs will be sold in the auction by the Champion 1-B laying hen
exhibitor. Half of the proceeds go to the 4-H member; and half to the 4-H poultry
program.



                                  4-H POULTRY
Commercial – Egg Production                                             A     B
Class 1-A Exhibit 2 Pullets (same breed) hatched on or after Sept. 1
          of previous year………………………………………………                          $2.00 $1.50
          Champion Class 1-A…..…………………………………… Ribbon & Award
Class 1-B Exhibit 2 Laying Hens (same breed) hatched prior to Sept. 1
          of previous year………………………………………………                           2.00  1.50
          Champion Class 1-B.………………………………………. Ribbon & Award

Commercial – Broiler Chicken
NOTE: Birds must have been purchased from 4-H Poultry Committee
Class 2-A One Broiler Chicken – Exhibit 1 Pullet or 1 Cockeral
          (Must not weigh over 5-1/2 lbs.)……………………………           2.00 1.50
          (Broiler will be weighed when checked in.)
          Champion Class 2-A………………………………………… Ribbon & Award

Commercial - Roaster Chicken
NOTE: Birds must have been purchased from 4-H Poultry Committee
Class 2-B One Roaster Chicken-Exhibit 1 Pullet OR 1 Cockeral
          (Must weigh 5-1/2 to 10 lbs.)………………………………..           2.00 1.50
          (Roaster will be weighed when checked in.)
          Champion Class 2-B………………………………………… Ribbon & Award
Note: Member may show in all of the above classes.

Poultry Exhibition Standard
Class 3-A Exhibit Young Female (Pullet)
          Hatched on or after Sept. 1 of previous year…………….. 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 3-A……………………………………….. Ribbon & Award

Class 3-B Exhibit Young Male (Cockeral)
          Hatched on or after Sept. 1 of previous year…………….. 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 3-B……………………………………….. Ribbon & Award

Class 4-A Exhibit Mature Female (Hen)
          Hatched prior to Sept. 1 of previous year…………………. 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 4-A………………………………………… Ribbon & Award

Class 4-B Exhibit Mature Male (Cock Bird)
          Hatched prior to Sept. 1 of previous year………………….    2.00     1.50
          Champion Class 4-B………………………………………… Ribbon & Award
(Member may show a maximum of 6 birds in the Standard Classes. Multiple birds
of the same class must be of a different variety.)


Poultry Exhibition Bantam
Class 5-A Exhibit Young Female (Pullet)
          Hatched on or after Sept. 1 of previous year……………… 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 5-A………………………………………… Ribbon & Award

Class 5-B Exhibit Young Male (Cockerel)
          (Hatched on or after Sept. 1 of previous year…………….. 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 5-B………………………………………… Ribbon & Award

Class 6-A Exhibit Mature Female (Hen)
          Hatched prior to Sept. 1 of previous year…………………. 2.00 1.50
          Champion Class 6-A………………………………………… Ribbon & Award

Class 6-B Exhibit Mature Male (Cock)
           Hatched prior to Sept. 1 of previous year…………………   2.00     1.50
           Champion Class 6-B……………………………………….. Ribbon & Award
(Member may show a maximum of 6 birds in the Bantam Classes. Multiple birds
of same class must be of a different variety.)

Poultry Breeds and Classes are listed in the Standard of Perfection.



                4-H CHICKEN FLYING CONTEST
All entries must be on Pen Reservation Form.
Contest to begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday of Fair, July 19th
Weigh-in is Monday, July 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Poultry Barn.

    CONTEST OPEN TO POULTRY, DUCK, GEESE & TURKEY 4-H MEMBERS!

CLASSES:
Class 1 - Heavyweight       - 64 oz.   (4 lbs.) nothing over 5 lbs.
Class 2 - Mediumweight      - 48 oz.   (3 lbs.) but less than 64 oz.
Class 3 - Bantamweight      - 33 oz.   (2 lbs.) but less than 48 oz.
Class 4 - Featherweight     - 32 oz.   (2 lbs.) or less

CONTEST RULES:
1. All entrants must be of the genus and species of Gallus Domestica.
2. The 4-H member must fill out entry form for each entrant, and all birds must be
tested
      and free of pollorum-typhoid.
3. Entrant must be caged or held by its owner at all times – except when competing.
4. As each entrant is called, the 4-H member will give his bird to the official presiding
at the
      launching site.
5. If the bird has not left the box of its own will, the official may gently nudge the bird
out of
      the box.
6. After the chicken has flown, measurement from the base of the roost to the point
where
      the chicken first touched the ground (or permanent structure affixed to the ground)
shall
      be made following the flight path of the bird between those two points.
Measurement
      decisions are final.
7. The chicken that flew the longest distance within the designated flight area as
measured
      by the judges shall be declared the winner.
8. 4-H member may use one of their exhibit birds or another bird for the flying
contest.
      Participants may make entries in two of the four classes.
9. No broilers or roasters will be allowed to fly.
10. Any loss or injury of birds is the sole responsibility of the participant.


               4-H ROOSTER CROWING CONTEST
All entries must be on Pen Reservation Form. Contest to begin at 9:00 a.m. on
Tuesday of Fair, July 20th in the Poultry Building.

      CONTEST OPEN TO POULTRY, DUCK, GEESE & TURKEY MEMBERS.

CONTEST RULES:
1. 4-H members may use their exhibit birds for the contest or bring birds in, however all
birds must be tested and free of pollorum-typhoid.
2. There will be one class. 4-H member may enter one bird only.
3. Roosters will be penned in individual coops and handlers may use any method to
get their exhibit to crow without touching the bird. (Talk-gimmicks-clap sides with
hands-throw them food, etc.)
4. The class will last 15 minutes. Judges will be announced by the committee and
    qualified recorders will be assigned to record the number of crows during the
    specified time.
5. The bird with the largest number of crows will be declared the winner. Any ties will
be "crowed off" by rules set up by the committee. Any special cases not covered by the
rules will be acted upon by the general committee in charge of the contest.
                 4-H POULTRY SCIENCE DISPLAY
                              &
                  4-H POULTRY DISPLAY BOARD
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: June Lenig
BLDG. LOCATION: 8th Bldg. North of Entrance
BUILDING OPENS DAILY AT 7:00 A.M.

CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIME: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 3:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

1. Record Sheet for Poultry Science to be turned in with project Saturday, July
17th to 4-H Poultry Leader.
2. Members may exhibit either one poster or one display for Poultry Science.
3. Poster Requirements - All posters are to be 22"x28" in size and are to be exhibited
   horizontally. They must have a stiff backing. You may use either corrugated
cardboard or plywood. Clear plastic covering is required on exhibit to protect the
exhibit from dirt and handling by many fingers. Do not use Saran Wrap. All record
sheets exhibited on posters should be placed on the outside of plastic covering. Leave
room on lower right-hand corner (6" high 4-1/2" wide) for county exhibit tag.
4. Label exhibit with Name, Project, Division and Club Township.
5. Display board must be 22” x 28” and meet other specifications as set forth in the
   manual. Poultry Science exhibits other than display boards must not occupy a
   table space larger than 22” x 28”.
6. There will be one State Fair Entry per Level, chosen by the judge of both poster and
   display.


Classes are determined by Grade in school at March 1st enrollment deadline for
current year.
                                                               A       B
Level 1 - Grades 3 - 5 in school……………………………………               $2.00 $1.50
Level 2 - Grades 6-8 in school…………………………………….                     2.00     1.50
Level 3 - Grades 9 & Above in school…………………………….                  2.00     1.50
Grand Champion Over All………………………………………….                         Award



                                  4-H RABBIT
SUPERINTENDENT & CHAIRPERSON: Nancy Williamson
CHECK-IN TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIMES: 11:00 a.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
               Rabbit Ambassadorship Announcement and Presentations
               of Awards
                  Meat Pens, Single Fryers & Roasters, Doe & Litter
               9:00 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
                  - JR. 4-H Members (3rd-7th Grades)
               9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 21st of Fair
                   - SR. 4-H Members (8th-12th Grades)

LOCATION: Rabbit Building
AUCTION TIME: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
RELEASE TIME OF AUCTIONED RABBITS ONLY: 3:15 p.m., Friday of Fair, July
23rd
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 6:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

General Rules and Classes: See Project Handbook.

1.    All rabbits must be an ARBA recognized pedigreed breed and all rabbits must be
      permanently earmarked on the left ear for identification prior to check-in. This
      includes doe and litter.
2. Rabbits must be owned and cared for by the 4-H member by May 1st and until Fair.
3. The May 15th deadline will be enforced. Rabbitry visitations will take place after
May 15th.
4. 4-H Rabbits may not be shown by anyone other than the 4-H member after May 1st
      until Fair.
5. Turn in Rabbit Record Sheet to Rabbit Project Leader when entering rabbits at
Fair.
6. All Rabbits must be in place by 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th.
7. No rabbits may be exchanged or taken home during the Fair after being entered.
8. All rabbits will be judged according to "A", "B", or "C" group placing and numerical
      order according to ARBA rules. (Each breed to be judged separately.)
9. Members must care for their rabbits daily. Pens graded at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00
P.M.
10. All rabbits will be judged by ARBA standards.
11. There will be two divisions for showing - Junior, 4-H members in grades 3-7 at
enrollment
      date and Senior members in grades 8-12 at enrollment time.
12. One member may enter three breeds of rabbits and two entries per class in each
      variety. Senior members may show unlimited breeds. A member may show one
      rabbit and not more than twelve. These twelve rabbits do not include the meat pen,
      roaster, or single fryer. Doe & litter will not count as one entry.
13. All equipment should be marked by owner. Carrying cases must be taken home
      during the week and not left at the fairgrounds. (The committee will not be
      responsible.)
14. Members should attend at least 2 of the workshops to complete this project.
      Please read your Rabbit member letter for workshop dates.
15. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member
violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to
sell in the livestock auction.
16. Show Order Classes for rabbits are as follows:
          6 Class (Commercial Breeds)                       4 Class (Fancy Breeds)
          Senior Buck - over 8 months                       Senior Buck - over 6 months
          Senior Doe - over 8 months                        Senior Doe - over 6 months
          6/8 Buck - 6-8 months                             Junior Buck - under 6 months
          6/8 Doe - 6-8 months                              Junior Doe - under 6 months
          Junior Buck - under 6 months
        Junior Doe - under 6 months

Optional Classes:

Doe & Litter: Litter must be bred and raised by exhibitor and must be 7 weeks of
age. (This will be counted as 1 entry.) There will be 2 categories - 4 class & 6 class.
Enter one or the other. Only one Doe & Litter class entry per member. Babies must be
tattooed.

*Roaster: One rabbit bred and raised by exhibitor weighing over 5 lbs. And not over 8
lbs. and less than 6 months of age on the day of check-in.

*Meat Pen (Pen of 3 fryers): 3 rabbits all commercial or all fancy (same variety) that
have been bred and raised by exhibitor meat pen rabbits must be the same breed as
one of the three breeds shown in the regular rabbit class. Rabbits should be no older
than 70 days. Weights must be uniform and not over 5 lbs. Minimum weight 3 lbs. and
maximum weight 5 lbs.

*Single Fryer: One pedigreed rabbit, fancy or commercial bred and raised by
exhibitor may be exhibited as a single fryer. It should be no older than 70 days,
minimum 3 lbs. and maximum 5 lbs.
*There is only one meat entry per exhibitor. If members wish to exhibit, they must
choose either Roaster, Single Fryer, or one Pen of Rabbits for meat pen. The rabbits
shown in these classes cannot show in the regular Commercial and Fancy classes. In
order to show in a meat class, a member must show an animal at least 6 months of age
of that breed in a regular show class. (Not necessarily the same variety)
Note: Not all breeds are appropriate for meat classes. Please ask leaders about
your breed.

Auction
A. No “C” grade rabbits may be sold in the auction.
B. Decision to sell in auction must be made prior to Noon the day following judging.
There will be no exceptions.
C. Rabbits sold in auction may be released immediately after auction.
D. All auctioned rabbits that are donated to the County Home will be processed by the
    LaPorte County 4-H Rabbit committee members at one time and delivered.

                              *Rabbit Costume Class
Activity Superintendent: Loretta Mueller

Rabbit and exhibitor must both be in costume. Costume can be made or bought.
Exhibitors are scored in the following categories: originality (25 pts.), suitability (25 pts.),
execution of idea (25 pts), and condition of rabbit (25 pts.) There are 100 points
possible overall. This class will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday of Fair week. Sign
up at workshops or Monday of Fair.

             Awards: Champion Jr.                    Rosette & Plaque
                        Champion Sr.                 Rosette & Plaque
Note: There will be a Junior and Senior Class.




                        *Rabbit Fun Photo Contest
Activity Superintendent: Don & Dorrene Jozwiak

Age Categories:     Jr. - Grades 3 to 7
                    Sr. - Grades 8 to 12

Photo Categories: Single photo (color or black & white) or
                  Series of 5 to 7 photos

1. One (1) entry per category per person.
2. Name & grade must be securely placed on the back, as well as a 4-H entry tag
filled out.
3. Exhibit must be framed and ready to hang.
4. We will try to do open judging, depending on the judge’s schedule, but the photos
will be
      judged at 11:00 a.m. on Monday of Fair.
5. Winners will be announced on Tuesday morning and prizes awarded then.
6. Ribbons will be displayed on the entries and all entries will be displayed on the
      bulletin board.
            Prizes: 1st in each photo category in each age group - $10.00
                      2nd in each photo category in each age group – 5.00




                    *Rabbit Ambassador Contest
Activity Superintendents: Diane Prestin & Sue Keen

1. Member must be in the rabbit project and exhibit at the fair.
2. Divisions are determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment deadline for
current year.
            Novice - Grades 3rd and 4th as of March 1st of the current year.
            Junior - Grades 5th and 6th as of March 1st of the current year.
            Intermediate – Grades 7th and 8th as of March 1st of the current year.
            Senior – Grades 9th and 10th as of March 1st of the current year.
            Master – Grades 11th and above as of March 1st of the current year.

3.   See the 4-H Handbook for contest information.

Special Awards for Rabbit Ambassadorship
Trophies will be awarded to the champions and medallions to the reserve champions in
each division.

Awards:
 "A" Rabbit exhibit will receive $2.00.
 "B" Rabbit exhibit will receive $1.50.
 "C" Rabbit exhibit will receive Ribbon Only.


Rabbit Ambassadorship Announcement and Presentations of Awards
              11:00 a.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th

Note: No premiums will be paid for disqualifications.


                        4-H RABBIT EDUCATION
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Sue Keen & Diane Prestin
ENTER PROJECT FOR JUDGING 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th

BLDG. LOCATION FOR JUDGING: Small Projects Bldg.

BLDG. LOCATION FOR VIEWING: Rabbit Barn During the Fair
RELEASE TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday after Fair, July 25th

1. Turn in Record Sheet to 4-H Rabbit Leader Saturday, July 17th
2. General Rules: See Project Handbook.

(Classes are determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment deadline for
current fair.)

Educational Poster
Level 1-Grades 3-5
Level 2-Grades 6-8
Level 3-Grades 9 & Above

(Only Poster Eligible for State Fair)

Term Paper
Level 1-Grades 3-5
Level 2-Grades 6-8
Level 3-Grades 9 & Above

Grand Champion Overall
Reserve Grand Champion Overall


                            4-H RECYCLING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Linda Pardue
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

Each exhibit must include the project record sheet in a notebook or folder with a
before and after picture. Please label notebook in the lower right-hand corner with
name, age, and club.
              "4-H FAMILY" SCARECROW EXHIBIT
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

ENTRY TIME:   9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday, July 19th of Fair
JUDGING TIME: 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 19th of Fair
RELEASE TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

General Rules: See Project Handbook

Purpose: To give youth and adults a chance to work together in a fun activity.

Definition of “Family”: May include mother, father, single parent, grandfather,
grandmother, or guardian or any other persons as long as there is one adult and one 4-
H member. Families also include brothers and sisters whether in 4-H or not.

1.   4-H member may be anyone enrolled in 4-H (including Mini 4-H).
2.   Adult is any individual past 4-H age (20 during the year and over).
3.   One Scarecrow per family.
4.   Scarecrow may be made out of any type of building materials such as wood,
     metal, or plastic.
5.   Any type of clothing materials may be used.
6.   Recommended scarecrow height up to 5' and width up to 4'. “T” type construction
     easiest.
7.   Families should design their own stand to hold up the scarecrow. Almost any stand
     acceptable.
8.   Scarecrow exhibits must be in good taste to be displayed at the County Fair.
9.   Award to the best scarecrow. Ribbons for all other participants.



                           4-H SCRAPBOOKING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Andrea Mitzner
BLDG. LOCATION:   Community Bldg.
ENTRY TIME:       9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:     11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook

General Rules:
1. The idea of this project is to display your photos creatively on your scrapbook
   pages.
2. Scrapbook can be a 3-ring binder, strap hinge or post bound with 8 ½” X 11”
   or 12” X 12” with plastic insert pages or standard scrapbooking strapped
   pages; however, the pages must be securely attached. Please DO NOT
     exceed the 12” X 12” size. The scrapbook shall consist of memorabilia,
     photos and/or documentation, depending on the level requirements.
3.   Neatness counts! Exhibit clean pages with clear writing.
4.   All materials are to be acid free.
5.   A theme should be selected, such as family, school, baseball, a vacation, a
     party, etc. You do not need to keep the same theme from year to year.
6.   NO pre-planned kits can be used in this project.
7.   Previous year’s exhibit work must be removed.
8.   Please note that scrapbooking is a way to preserve your memories.



                                   4-H SEWING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Jane Parker and Pam Ekovich
JUDGING TIME: Starting at 9 a.m., Monday, July 12th
LOCATION: LaPorte High School

(See Fashion Revue and Sewing Letters for specifics.)
Garments will be taken home after judging and brought back to the Community
Building from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, July 14th.

FAIR ENTRY TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th at Community Bldg.
RELEASE TIME:    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Record Book.
All clothing must be clean and well pressed. Plastic bags are to be removed for exhibit
except in special cases, (i.e. formals, suits and coats). Exhibits should be brought in on
wire hangers or plastic hangers with swivel hooks.

                                  4-H SHEEP
SUPERINTENDENT: Sherman Lute
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Don Stoner
BLDG. LOCATION: East Row, 4-H Trail Rd., 4th Bldg. North of Entrance

CHECK-IN TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 17th
WEIGH-IN TIME: Noon - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18th
PEN OF 2 SIGN-UP:     By 10:00 a.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
CLASS SET-UP TIME:    After Weigh In, Sunday July 18th

JUDGING TIME: 1:00 p.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
RELEASE TIME OF BREEDING STOCK & NON-SALE ANIMALS:
                4:00- 6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July 22nd
     (MUST HAVE A SIGNED RELEASE FORM FROM SUPERINTENDENT.)
AUCTION TIME: 1:15 p.m., Ring 1, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE OF SHEEP (Including Breed Champions and Reserve
Champions):
                10:00 a.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

General Rules:
1. Market lambs with more than ¼” of wool will not be allowed to be unloaded for
show at the Fair.
2. All sheep must be on the grounds between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Saturday,
July 17, but will not be unloaded until the sheep are inspected for health.
3. The 4-H Sheep Committee may disqualify any animal that is unfit for exhibition.
4. Market lambs and breeding ewes may be either commercial or registered of
any recognized breed.
5. Club members may show two individual females per class and one pair per
class IN ONLY TWO BREEDS IN ANY BREEDING CLASSES AVAILABLE.
6. 4-H Club members may show more than one lamb per weight class if an
eligible LaPorte County 4-H member is available to show the extra animal.
7. The 4-H animal exhibitor may receive CLIPPING AND GROOMING
ASSISTANCE only from their immediate family which is defined as a father,
mother, stepfather, stepmother, legal guardian, brother, sister, stepbrother,
stepsister, grandfather, step grandfather, grandmother, step grandmother, aunt or
uncle or from another Indiana 4-H exhibitor; or from a LaPorte County 4-H Sheep
Committee member. Guardianships granted on a temporary basis for the purpose
of circumventing these terms and conditions will not be recognized as “family”.
8. Market lambs will be weighed Sunday from Noon - 2:30 p.m. to determine
classes and sale weights. All market lambs must be slick shorn to show.
9. The market lambs cannot be shown in both market and breeding classes.
10. All market lambs must be born after January 1st of current year. They must be
purchased and in the care of the 4-H member by May 1st. If sheep will not be kept
at the residence of the 4-H member, the sheep superintendent must be notified by
the day of retinal scanning and ear tagging.
11. Pen Grading times are 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
12. Market Lambs must have two (2) LaPorte County 4-H ear tags put in by the
committee and must be retinal scanned. Commercial Ewes going to State Fair must
also be ear tagged and retinal scanned. If tags should fall out before the show(s),
please contact the Superintendent immediately and provide the tag number and
member’s name of that animal. Reverse sides of LaPorte County 4-H tags will be
kept clear of paints and other residues that may obstruct letters and numbers
printed on the tags.
13. Champion and Reserve Champion Market Lambs may not compete for Pen of
Two if lambs are already signed up for the class. A substitution of another lamb in
place of the champion or reserve champion may be done so that the member can
still compete.
14. All market wethers are to be properly castrated. If not done, lamb will be
graded down.
15. The first and second placed market lambs in each class may be mouthed by
the judge to check on age, and may be retinal scanned and re-identified after the
class.
16. All grooming stands must be removed from the aisle ways one hour before
show time. Aisles must be kept open during the show. All sheep must be shown by
LaPorte County 4-H members.
17. Washing of any sheep after the beginning of the 4-H Sheep Show is prohibited.
18. Any physiological abuse before or during the show to animals, or any
questionable practice including icing, icing of towels, drugging, etc., will be grounds
for dismissing the 4-H member’s lamb from the class involved in the sheep show.
Also, animals that are painted or colored by any means that alters or misrepresents
breed characteristics will be penalized under the fraud and deception rules.
19. All name signs must be uniform cards provided at Fair registration time for all
4-H members.
20. If the breeding ewe is not registered, she must show in the commercial class.
Original registration papers will be checked on Sunday by 6:00 p.m. The owner on
the registration paper must be the 4-H member or his/her immediate family, or
corporate name if the 4-H member owns stock in the corporation. The national
secretary must approve transferred papers.
21. Yearling Ewes shall be older than one year and younger than two years of age
on date shown. Fall Born Lambs are those born Sept. 1st to December 31st of the
previous year. Ewe Lambs are born after January 1st of the current year. They
must be purchased and in the care of the 4-H member by May 1st. 4-H Sheep
Committee may elect to tag animals before this deadline. The classes will be:
Yearling Ewe, Pair of Yearling Ewes, Fall Ewe Lamb, Spring Ewe Lamb, Pair of Ewe
Lambs. A Spring Ewe lamb may not show in the Fall Lamb Class. Each recognized
breed will be shown against itself. The Supreme Champion Ewe will be chosen
from the champions of each breed. There will be a Reserve Supreme Champion
Ewe selected. An individual 4-H member will be ineligible to win both Champion and
Supreme Champion Ewe.
22. The 4-H Sheep Committee is not responsible for animals left on the grounds
after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
23. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt
to encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts
are made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
chance to sell in the livestock auction.


                         LIVESTOCK AUCTION
1. Five (5) Market Lambs enrolled in 4-H may be brought to the Fair. However,
they must weigh 70 lbs. to be eligible to show or sell. Maximum of three (3) lambs
per member to be sold. Member may sign up one additional lamb for the Carcass
Class. Sign up will be during weigh-in. Carcass Lambs must weigh 85 lbs. to enter.
2. If 4-H member is not ready when his or her turn comes to sell lambs at the
auction, he/she will forfeit their right to sell.

                            SHOWMANSHIP
Showmanship division is determined by grade in school at March 1st
enrollment deadline for the current fair.

RED CARD   - Senior Showmanship Class
           Those members in Grades 9 and Above
GREEN CARD - Intermediate Showmanship Class
           Those members in Grades 6-8
BLUE CARD  - Beginner Showmanship Class
           Those members in Grades 3-5

A member may win Beginner or Intermediate Showman only once. He/she will
automatically move up to the next class the following year. As of 2000, Senior
winners may not continue showing after winning the class previously.

      The Supreme Champion Showman Contest will take place
       Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m. See Rules on Page .

       ALL BREEDING ANIMALS TO RING AT ONCE TO START SHOW!

ORDER OF BREEDING SHOW:

The breeds will show in this order: Border Cheviot, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorset,
Hampshire, Montadale, Natural Colored, North Country Cheviot, Oxford,
Rambouillet, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk, Any Other Breeds and Commercial.
                                              1st    2nd     3rd     4th     5th
6-10th

S-1   Yearling Ewe…………………………. $4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50                        $2.00   Ribbon
S-2   Pair of Yearling Ewes………………...           4.00 3.50      3.00  2.50      2.00   Ribbon
S-3   Fall Ewe Lamb………………………… 4.00 3.50                       3.00  2.50      2.00   Ribbon
S-4   Spring Ewe Lamb…………………….. 4.00 3.50                     3.00  2.50      2.00   Ribbon
S-5   Pair of Ewe Lambs……………………                4.00 3.50      3.00  2.50      2.00   Ribbon
S-6   Champion Ewe………………………..                      Rosette & Trophy
      (Chosen from 1st place in S-1, S-3, S-5)
S-7   Reserve Champion Ewe……………...                 Rosette & Trophy
      (Chosen from remaining 1st place animals
      and 2nd to champion ewe.)
S-8   Champion Pair of Ewes for Each Breed….. Rosette & Trophy
S-9  Supreme Champion Ewe……………………                Rosette & Trophy
     (Chosen from all breed champions)
S-10 Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe…………            Rosette & Trophy
S-11 Supreme Champion Pair of Ewes………….          Rosette & Trophy
     (Chosen from all Breed Pair Champions)
S-12 Reserve Supreme Champion Pair of Ewes..     Rosette & Trophy

ORDER OF MARKET SHOW:

The breeds will show in this order: Commercial (White, Black and Speckle Face),
Border Cheviot, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorset, Hampshire, Montadale, Natural
Colored, North Country Cheviot, Oxford, Rambouillet, Shropshire, Southdown,
Suffolk, and Any Other Breed.
A. A class will be added for any market lamb breed. Individual breed champions
will be awarded    if a sponsor provides an award.
B. Classes not filled (not meeting the requirements in A) will constitute animals
being shown in “Any Other Breeds” class.

   THE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE LAMB IN EACH WEIGHT CLASS WILL
        REMAIN IN THE RING FOR THE SELECTION OF CHAMPION.
                                     1st   2nd    3rd  4th   5th
     th
6-10

Grand Champion Market Lamb……………………               Rosette & Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb…………           Rosette & Trophy

Pen of Two Market Lambs
 Born Since Jan. 1, 2007……………………… $4.00                $3.50      $3.00    $2.50
$2.00 Ribbon

(Must sign up before the Show. Champion & Reserve Champion Market
Lambs may not compete for Pen of Two. If lambs are already signed up for the
class, a substitution of another lamb in place of the champions may be done
so that the member can still complete.)

Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs - - - - - - - - Rosette & Savings Bond
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs - Rosette & Trophy




                        4-H LAMB CARCASS
SUPERINTENDENT: Sherman Lute
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Don Stoner
BLDG. LOCATION: East Row, 4-H Trail Rd., 4th Bldg. North of Entrance
CHECK-IN TIME:     6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
WEIGH-IN TIME:     Noon - 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 18th

SIGN-UP TIME:  8:30 a.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
JUDGING TIME: 1:00 p.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th (Carcass Show)
LOAD-OUT TIME: 6:00 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th

4-H Lamb Carcass Rules
1. Each 4-H Sheep exhibitor is entitled to exhibit no more than one carcass lamb.
(Five (5) others may be shown in the regular 4-H classes.)
2. The first twelve (12) lambs that place will be taken for slaughter. Lambs not
placing may not be shown in other 4-H classes; however, they may be sold in the
auction as one of the limit of three (3) lambs per member.
3. All lambs must be born after January 1 of this year.
4. Market lambs of any breed or crossbreed weighing 85 lbs. may be entered in the
carcass class. Market lamb classes will be posted Monday afternoon. Sign-up for
carcass class will be Monday of Fair at 8:30 a.m.
5. Carcass class will be the first one of the Sheep Show. Lambs will be loaded out
6:00 a.m. Tuesday of Fair.
6. Champion and Reserve Champion Carcasses will be sold at the auction as one
of the limit of three lambs per member.
7. Lamb Carcass Participants will need to find their own buyer if they enter
this class.
8. The 4-H Lamb Committee may disqualify any animal that is unfit for exhibition.
9. Other than the above rules, any changes will be at the discretion of the 4-H
Sheep Committee.


                       4-H SHOOTING SPORTS
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Gary Alexander, Lynnette Smith & Larry Jarnke
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair


Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
                4-H SMALL ANIMALS (PETS)
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Linda Albertson
BLDG. LOCATION: Community Building

ENTER PROJECTS:          9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                         Tuesday, July 20th – Birds, Reptiles and Misc.
Pets
                   Friday, July 23rd - Mammals
OPEN JUDGING TIME: 10:00 a.m.
RELEASE TIME:      8:00-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Friday

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manuals.

1. Small Animal Notebook and animal must be brought in between 9:00 a.m. and
   10:00 a.m. on the day assigned. Notebook will remain after judging. You may
watch your animals as they are judged. There is no record sheet.

   Your notebook should include:
   a. A photo of your pet.
   b. Length of time you cared for your small animal.
   c. Cost of project - e.g. cost of small animal, feed, and other supplies.
   d. Other information you want to include

    The grade you receive on the notebook will be the grade you will also receive
for a record sheet. Items to be considered when grading the notebook are:
knowledge of subject, neatness, correct information, cost breakdown for project
and story or explanation of project. A hard cover notebook is highly
recommended. Leave a 4½" x 6" area in lower right-hand corner for fair tag.

2. Member must have his/her animal by April 15th.

3. Member must select and care for one or two small animals for at least 12
weeks.

4. Member may take two species if they wish. A notebook is required for each
exhibit. (Example: Exhibit one notebook for a mammal and one notebook for a
bird). Members must also exhibit their small animals to complete project, unless
animal dies, then notebook may be exhibited to complete.

5. State Health Rule for Ferrets: All Ferrets more than three months old in
   Indiana are now required to be vaccinated annually against rabies and
   distemper. Bring proof of inoculation with your animal to the judging
   (forms are available at the Extension office).
6. The live animal will be brought to the Fair for one day following the exhibit
schedule below:
             Tuesday, July 20th - Bird Div., Reptile Div. & Misc. Pets Div.
             Friday, July 23rd - Mammals Division

   Animals not picked up at the proper release times are not the responsibility of
the Superintendent!! Note: If animals are not exhibited, awards will be forfeited
except as previously noted.

7. No “For Sale” signs are to be put on any cages during exhibit. Members are
to furnish their own cages, etc., for exhibit.

8. Notebooks and animals will be divided into specie areas for divisional judging.
A Champion and Reserve Champion of each species will be selected.

9. Travel size cages required on day of judging.


                            4-H SMALL ENGINES
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Don Blint, Sr.
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

Record Book to be turned in to Small Engines Leader during training sessions.


             4-H SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS: Sheila Batchelor and Nicole Messacar
BUILDING LOCATION: Small Projects Building

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual
                             4-H SPORT FISHING
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Richard Glassman
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

   Project Requirements: Read Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.




                                    4-H SWINE
BLDG. SUPERINTENDENT: George Deutscher
4-H CHAIRPERSON: Ray Eggert
BLDG. LOCATION: East Row, 2nd Bldg. North of Entrance

CHECK-IN TIME: 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
WEIGH-IN TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday of Fair, July 19th
JUDGING TIME: 8:00 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th

RELEASE OF NON-SALE ANIMALS ONLY: 4:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday of Fair, July
22nd
 (MUST HAVE A SIGNED RELEASE FORM FROM SUPERINTENDENT)

AUCTION TIME: 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 2:00 p.m., Friday of Fair, July 23rd

        Members are required to complete a 2010 Indiana 4-H Swine Enrollment form
indicating ear notches and numbers of each of their 4-H pigs. The enrollment form
needs to be turned in to the Extension Office by May 15th.
        If a member wants to sell their 4-H pig(s) at the 4-H livestock auction during the
fair, he or she must be Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) certified and
provide a completed animial affidavit as it relates to Country of Origin Labeling, use of
regulated medications and Premise Identification.
The state no longer requires a certificate of veterinary inspection to show pigs at the
fair. However, the 4-H swine committee will review the health condition of all pigs and
match ear notch numbers of pigs with enrollment forms prior to unloading at the fair.
Pigs that appear to be in an unhealthy condition or whose ear notch numbers do not
match enrollment forms, may be turned away.
        All swine exhibitors should contact their vet for information and
recommendations for swine vaccines. Be aware of “days-to-slaughter” restrictions of
any vaccinations or medications.
1. Turn in Swine Record Sheet to Local Club Leader.
2. 4-H members must have possession of pigs by May 1st.
3. All swine must be ear notched using the standard notch system. If needed,
contact your veterinarian for assistance with ear notching. Ear notches and numbers
on all pigs must match those indicated on the 4-H Swine Enrollment Form.
4. All pigs exhibited in 4-H classes must have been farrowed on or after Dec. 1,
2009.
5. Swine pen set-up will be the Thursday, July 15th before the Fair at 5 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. More workdays may be scheduled due to the new swine
building construction.
6. All 4-H exhibitors will be required to show their own animals. Exceptions will be
      sickness, injury or other exhibitor conflict at the local Fair.
7. Classes to show are as follows:
        Junior Showmanship
        Heavyweight Gilts
        Champion & Reserve Champion Heavyweight Gilts
        Mediumweight Gilts
        Champion & Reserve Champion Mediumweight Gilts
        Lightweight Gilts
        Champion & Reserve Lightweight Gilts
        Grand Champion Gilt
        Reserve Grand Champion Gilt
        Heavyweight Barrows
        Champion & Reserve Champion Heavyweight Barrows
        Mediumweight Barrows
        Champion & Reserve Mediumweight Barrows
        Lightweight Barrows
        Champion & Reserve Champion Lightweight Barrows
        Grand Champion Barrow
        Reserve Grand Champion Barrow,
        Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Ultrasound Barrow
        Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Ultrasound Gilt
        Intermediate Showmanship
        Senior Showmanship.
8. All pigs exhibited in any 4-H Swine Class must weigh not less than 230 pounds
or more than 295 pounds. (NOTE: For State Fair, WEIGHT 230-295)
9. All pigs weighing under 230 pounds or over 295 pounds will not be shown except
in showmanship classes; (Exception: See Rule 10)
10. If a 4-H Swine Member does not have any pigs meeting the 230-295 weight
      requirements, he or she may show one pig regardless of the pig's weight.
However, the pig will not place in the class.
11. Each 4-H member may bring a maximum of four (4) pigs to the Fair. In the
      event two or more pigs fall into the same weight class, the owner may show only
      two (2) pigs. The second pig must be shown by another 4-H member.
12. After Thursday, Noon, there will be no changes to the auction sale bill
except for scratches (removing the animal from the sale). EACH MEMBER MAY
SELL THREE (3) PIGS IN THE AUCTION. One pig, which must weigh between 230-
295 lbs., is sold individually by the member and the other two pigs are sold in group
lots of ten pigs. All Champions going through the auction sell individually. If a
member has more than one champion hog, each champion will be sold individually.
Pigs that are selling in the auction, weighing less than 230 pounds and more than 295
pounds will be grouped and sold in lots at the end.
13. Clipping of body hair on pigs will follow Indiana State Fair guidelines (body
hair may not be clipped to less than ½” in length).
14. The 4-H member can make arrangements at the 4-H Fair Office Tuesday after
the 4-H Swine Show to sell his or her remaining hogs to a local market. The process
will be handled by the 4-H Swine Committee. These pigs must weigh between 230-
295 lbs. Otherwise the pigs will have to be handled and marketed by the 4-H
member.
15. During the auction, any 4-H Swine member not attending to their hogs according
to the sale order are subject to having their hogs sold at the end of the sale in the
group lots established by Rule #11.
16. Gilts are judged as a market class.
17. Pen grading will take place Monday afternoon through Thursday.
18. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
encourage 4-H members to clean their pen. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be asked
to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H member
violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their chance to
sell in the livestock auction.
19. Weigh-in will start Monday of Fair, July 19th,10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
20. Swine pen take down and clean up will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday of the Fair,
July 24th. Refreshments will be served.
21. Other than the above, rules will be at the discretion of the Swine Superintendent
and his committee.

CLASSES AND AWARDS

Gilts
Weight classes will be broken into groups of fifteen (15 animals or to the number
nearest the normal breaking point beginning with 295 lbs., consecutive decreasing
weights to 15 animals down to and including 230 lbs.) The Heaviest Weight Class will
show first going in sequential order with the Lightest Weight Class showing last.

                                              1st 2nd   3rd  4th    5th   6-15th
Heavyweight Gilt Classes……………..            $4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 Ribbon
Champion Heavyweight…………………                Ribbon
Reserve Champion Heavyweight………            Ribbon

Mediumweight Gilt Classes…………….              4.00    3.50   3.00    2.50    2.00 Ribbon
Champion Mediumweight………….…..              Ribbon
Reserve Champion Intermediate Weight       Ribbon

Lightweight Gilt Classes………………..             4.00    3.50   3.00    2.50    2.00 Ribbon
Champion Lightweight……………………               Ribbon
Reserve Champion Lightweight…………           Ribbon

Grand Champion Gilt…………………..               Ribbon
Reserve Grand Champion Gilt………...          Ribbon

Grand Champion Ultrasound Gilt……       Ribbon
Reserve Grand Champion Ultrasound Gilt Ribbon


Barrows
Weight classes will be broken into groups of fifteen (15 animals or to the number
nearest the normal breaking point beginning with 295 lbs., consecutive decreasing
weights to 15 animals down to and including 230 lbs.) The Heaviest Weight Class will
show first going in sequential order with the Lightest Weight Class showing last.

Heavyweight Barrow Classes…………….. $4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 Ribbon
Champion Heavyweight…………………… Ribbon
Reserve Champion Heavyweight………… Ribbon

Mediumweight Barrow Classes……………. 4.00               3.50   3.00    2.50    2.00 Ribbon
Champion Mediumweight………………….. Ribbon
Reserve Champion Mediumweight……….. Ribbon

Lightweight Barrow Classes……………….. 4.00              3.50   3.00    2.50    2.00 Ribbon
Champion Lightweight……………………… Ribbon
Reserve Champion Lightweight…………… Ribbon

Grand Champion Barrow………………….. Ribbon
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow………... Ribbon

Grand Champion Ultrasound Barrow……. Ribbon
Res Grand Champion Ultrasound Barrow. Ribbon

                       SWINE SHOWMANSHIP
Showmanship classes are determined by grade in school at March 1st enrollment
deadline for the current Fair. Back number ink color will indicate showmanship class.

BLUE CARD       - Junior Showmanship Class.
                Those members who are in 3rd-5th grade at March 1st enrollment
                deadline.
                (Two Divisions- first class of the day)
GREEN CARD - Intermediate Showmanship Class.
           Those members who are in 6th-8th grade at March 1st enrollment
deadline.
RED CARD   - Senior Showmanship Class.
           Those members who are in 9th grade and above at March 1st
           enrollment deadline.

All 4-H Swine members are eligible to participate in Showmanship (Exception:
previous Senior Showmanship Winners). All 4-H members are required to show
his or her own pig in the respective showmanship class. A 4-H Swine member can
win each Showmanship Class only once. After winning one time, the winner goes to
the next division the following year. Junior Showmanship will be the first class of the
day. It will be divided into two divisions. Finalists from each division will compete for
Junior Showmanship Champion.


    The Supreme Champion Showman Contest will take place
               Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

     SWINE ULTRASOUND CARCASS EVALUATION
1. A Swine Ultrasound Carcass Evaluation is available for barrows and gilts in the
4-H Swine Project.
2. It is a video analysis through the use of computers. It is a live evaluation only.
The animals will not be slaughtered.
3. Hogs will be scanned Monday, July 19th during Weigh-in.
4. The top 10 carcass animals will be brought into the show arena during the 4-H
Swine Show and the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be
announced. The winner will be picked from pigs weighing 230 pounds to 295 pounds.
Data will be available to every participant after the show.
5. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Ultrasound animals may sell
in the auction along with the other champions. They will count as one of a member's
limit of three animals sold in the auction.
6. A per head fee will be assessed to pay for the service; no refunds.
7. Payment needs to be received prior to scanning the day of weigh-in.
8. Scanning must be done at time of initial weigh-in.


 LAPORTE COUNTY SUPREME SHOWMAN CONTEST
                        Thursday, July 22nd of Fair - 6:30 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of the Supreme Champion Showman will be
           1. To develop and improve showmanship skills of all species.
              2. To develop an appreciation of different livestock species.
              3. To develop a cooperative spirit among 4-H members.

1.   The Senior Champion Showman from the beef, sheep, swine, goat, dairy and
     horse and pony projects are eligible to compete for Supreme Champion. If the
     Senior Champion Showman does not wish to compete, the species will not be
     represented in the contest. If a Senior 4-H member wins more than one species
     showmanship contest, they must choose which species they will represent, and
     notify the 4-H office. If a Senior 4-H member wins more than one species, the one
     they choose not to represent will not have a representative. Parent must also sign
     a permission slip for participation in the event.

2.   The Supreme Showman Award may be won by an individual only one time. The
     winner of Supreme Showmanship is ineligible for future participation in any
     species showmanship contest for the remaining tenure of their 4-H career.

3.   No competitor will show his own animals. Competitors will draw for animals for
     each class. Exhibitor 1 will draw first for first class; Exhibitor 2 will draw first for
     second class, etc.

4.   Each class will be limited to 15 minutes. Show order will be as follows:
             6:30 p.m. – Horse & Pony
             6:45 p.m. – Dairy
             7:00 p.m. – Beef
             7:15 p.m. – Swine
             7:30 p.m. – Goats
             7:45 p.m. – Sheep
     The arena will be made smaller for the last three (3) classes.

5.   Contestants will draw an exhibitor number prior to the contest.

6.   Competition is strictly showmanship, not grooming. It is up to each livestock
     committee to provide clean, presentable, and workable animals for this contest.

7.   Livestock committees will secure one animal per contestant for the Supreme
     Showmanship Contest. These committees will secure proper show equipment.
     No contestant will use his own equipment. Animals will be of the same type –
     example, All Cows – not Heifers and Cows.


8.   Participants will remain in the show arena at all times during the contest. Upon
     entering the show arena participants are not allowed to speak to anyone except
     the judge.

9.   Decision of the judge is final.
10. Only the top placing will be announced at the end of the contest.

11. A meeting will be held prior to the contest with the contestants to explain the
    procedures and answer any questions.

12. All contestants must wear the shirt provided, jeans and leather shoes or boots.
    No tennis shoes allowed.

13. The judge will place contestants 1 through 6, one being first and six being last for
    each class. The contestant with the least points wins. Ties will be broken at the
    judge’s discretion.

                    4-H TRACTOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Mike Ekovich, Sr.

POSTER ENTRY LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.
POSTER JUDGING TIME:    9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:     11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

            LAPORTE COUNTY 4-H TRACTOR OPERATOR'S CONTEST
                      SATURDAY, May 1st - 9:00 A.M.
             FAIRGROUNDS-MAIN GATE PARKING LOT- WEST SIDE

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

1. Turn in record Book to 4-H Tractor Leader the day of the driving contest.
2. Those unable to in the Tractor Driving Contest may complete the project by
exhibiting a
   poster at the fair.

Premiums offered for Tractor Contest:
     1st place          $2.00
      nd
     2 Place              2.00
     3rd Place & Up       1.50

Premiums offered for Tractor Poster:
     A - Blue Ribbon    $2.00
     B - Red Ribbon       1.50

                                  4-H TURKEY
SUPERINTENDENT: June Lenig
BLDG. LOCATION: 8th Bldg. North of Entrance
BUILDING OPEN DAILY AT 7:00 A.M.
CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17th
JUDGING TIME: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday of Fair, July 20th
AUCTION TIME: 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Ring 2, Friday of Fair, July 23rd
RELEASE TIME OF AUCTIONED TURKEYS ONLY: 2:15 p.m., Friday of Fair, July 23rd
GENERAL RELEASE TIME: 4:00 p.m., Saturday of Fair, July 24th

** No birds may be exchanged or taken home during the Fair after being
entered.**

1. Record Sheets for Turkey to be turned in with project Saturday, July 17th to
   4-H Poultry Leader.
2. Members must have verification indicating the birds are from a National Poultry
   Improvement Plan Flock and have been tested and found free of pollorum-typhoid.
   A trained volunteer who has had appropriate training will do the testing. Only clean
   birds will remain at the Fair.
3. Birds must be washed and lice free or they will not be allowed to show. They will be
   inspected during entry.
4. Classes will be split into Toms and Hens.
5. All turkeys must have been purchased from the stock ordered by the 4-H Poultry
   Committee.
6. All turkeys will be judged with A, B, or C group placing. Rosettes will be awarded
   only to champion and reserve champions.
7. Turkeys must be market weight to exhibit (minimum 12 lbs. live weight).
8. Birds not taken care of for 3 days by any 4-H member will constitute forfeiture of
   premium money and awards.
9. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis
   (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
   encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
   made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will be
   asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
   member violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
   chance to sell in the livestock auction.

All turkeys must be banded before they can be penned. The Poultry Committee will
furnish bands for all animals shown at the LaPorte County Fair. Band numbers must be
marked on Pen Reservation Form.

                               POULTRY AUCTION

1. Decision to sell must be made by 5:00 p.m. the day of judging. There will
   be no exceptions. Once on the sale bill, they may not be withdrawn.
   NOTE: No sick or injured birds will be allowed to sell at auction.
2. Each member will be allowed to sell one (1) pen from the following classes only. If
   member has a champion, they may opt to sell an additional pen from the following
   classes only:
       Class 1A Geese       Class 1A Duck         Class 2A Broiler     Hen Turkey
       Class 1B Geese       Class 1B Duck         Class 2B Roaster     Tom Turkey

Classes and Awards                                                      A           B

  All Classes: Exhibit 1 poult, male OR female hatched after
               Jan. 1 of the current year………………………… $2.00                        $1.50
               Champion………………………………………….. Ribbon
               Reserve Champion……………………………….. Ribbon


                         4-H VETERINARY SCIENCE

PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Pam Zolvinski
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
1. Turn in Record Book at time of project judging.
2. Three State Fair entries will be chosen, one from each Unit. State Fair will require a
   3"x5" card attached to the report or to the book of the exhibit, listing your veterinarian’s
   name and address.

                                  4-H WEATHER
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Heather Kessler
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.

                                  4-H WILDLIFE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Raelene Jurkowski
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.
                           4-H WOOD SCIENCE
PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT: Dick & Jan Glassman
BLDG. LOCATION: Small Projects Bldg.

OPEN JUDGING TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, July 14th
RELEASE TIME:      11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25th after Fair

Project Requirements: See Project Handbook and 4-H Project Manual.




     4-H GENERAL INFORMATION & PROJECT RULES
JUNIOR LEADERSHIP
It is expected that each Junior Leader shall spend at least one day receiving, handling,
placing and releasing exhibits or in other county-wide events. This is considered a
definite part of the Junior Leader project. They also must work one shift in the Junior
Leader food stand.

Junior Leader Books – Due at the 4-H Office during the Fair or to the Extension Office
by August 15th. Members are to include any fair work they will be doing. Do not put
the book in your white and green folder.

                            GENERAL INFORMATION

(PLEASE READ AND KEEP THIS FAIR BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
KNOWING WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT TO DO WILL BENEFIT ALL 4-H MEMBERS.
CIRCLE IN RED ITEMS THAT PERTAIN TO YOU!! ALSO DOUBLE CHECK
REQUIREMENTS IN PROJECT SUMMARY BOOK AND PROJECT MANUAL FOR
MORE INFORMATION.)

4-H RULES

*State Safety Policy: Mini/Exploring 4-H members, in grades K through 2, will be
allowed to show, work with, or care for animal projects after their parent or legal
guardian has signed a liability release. Mini/Exploring 4-H members may
independently show, work with, or care for animals over 300 pounds when
assisted by a parent, legal guardian, or another adult designated in writing by
parent or legal guardian. (Assisted means with the child at all times.)

1.   4-H members (except those in Livestock) may choose to exhibit their project without
     it being judged. Please indicate this choice when entering your project.
2.   Any boy or girl regularly enrolled in LaPorte County 4-H Clubs may exhibit at the
     LaPorte County Fair providing that there is a class available and that the club
     member has submitted a Completed Record to his or her leader before the Fair.
     Indiana youth typically enroll in 4-H in the county or state in which they reside.
     However, individuals living in one county may join 4-H in another county. There
     may be educational or social reasons for an individual joining 4-H in a different
     county than that of their primary residence. During a single calendar year, a 4-H
     member enrolled in a given project is expected to enroll and exhibit that project only
     in one county of enrollment.

     In the event that a project is not offered in the county of primary 4-H enrollment, a
     4-H member may enroll in that specific project in a different county. Approval of this
     special exception rests with the county 4-H policy-making or governing board (i.e.
     4-H Council) and/or the Extension Board of the receiving county. Participation in 4-
     H related activities and events (i.e. judging; share-the-fun) and receiving 4-H related
     scholarships, must be in the county of primary 4-H enrollment.

     The above policy is not intended to provide an escape mechanism for troubled 4-H
     members and families who are unwilling to follow the terms and/or conditions in
their current county of 4-H membership. Decisions regarding 4-H membership in a non-
resident county (a county you do not live in), rest with the County 4-H Council and/or the
Extension Board in the receiving county.

    RECORD SHEETS: Most record sheets are turned in to your local club leader;
however, some record sheets are to be turned in along with your projects. Check each
project you are enrolled in to see if your record sheet goes with the project when it is
turned in at Fair OR if it is turned into your local club leader. Your leader will give you
your fair pass when your completed records are turned in. Put records (this year's
only) in white & green folder. Include white achievement card. This is important for
recording points for trips and awards. Each member then receives his/her fair pass
from the leader. (Turn in the entire book for the following projects: All Flowers, All
Foods, All Personality, All Health, all Child Development.) If your record sheet for a
project has more than one sheet, please put your name on all sheets and fasten
together in case they might become separated. Make sure your name is on all books
and record sheets!!

3.   Check each project for age and grade requirements to avoid penalties.

4.   No awards will be made to exhibitors not meeting the previous qualifications.

5.     Judging:
       a. Group placings will be used in each division of work. All exhibits will be
          classed in one of the following groups with the corresponding prize money:
             "A" Group - Blue Ribbon …………………………………………..$ 2.00
             "B" Group - Red Ribbon       …………………………………………….1.50
             "C" Group - White Ribbon …………………………………………...None
              Honor …………………………………………………………………Ribbon
              Division Grand and Division Reserve Grand Champion ………...Rosette
              Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ……………….Rosette
       b. Placings will be made on the quality of work. The decision of the judge is
          final. Communication between parents and judges is prohibited. Questions
          and comments will be directed to the 4-H exhibitor only.

6.   LABELING: All exhibits must be identified with club member's name, project,
     division, and club township at time exhibits are brought to Fair. Each article must
     also have a 4-H label, (6” high by 4 ½” wide) which will be provided.


   (CHECK INDIVIDUAL PROJECT INFORMATION FOR SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS!!)

7.   ALL POSTER PROJECTS - 28” x 22”
                                                           XX              Leave Room here
for Label

    All posters are to be 22" X 28" in size and exhibited horizontally, (like a dollar bill)
and must have a stiff backing. You may use thick foam display board or plywood.
Leave room on the lower right-hand corner (6” high by 4-1/2” wide) for county exhibit
tag. Clear plastic covering is required. Do not use "Saran Wrap". All record sheets
exhibited on posters should be placed on the outside of plastic covering. Do not use
cardboard for backing.

8.   Ribbons and trophies for all small projects will be placed with projects at Fair.
     All exhibits not picked up during designated times on Sunday may be picked up
     from your local 4-H club leader or the County Extension Office. Unclaimed projects
     and ribbons will be returned with record sheets at local achievement nights. All
     ribbons for Livestock and Fashion Revue will be given out at their respective shows.

9.   No premiums will be awarded for any exhibit in absence of competition, unless the
     judge deems it meritorious. If the exhibit is not worthy of a first, it may be given a
     lower placing according to opinion of the judge.

10. The LaPorte County Fair Association and the LaPorte County 4-H Council
    does not assume any liability for damage or loss of exhibits.

11. No 4-H raffles will be allowed in the barns or on the fairgrounds during Fair.

12. No 4-H member will be permitted to use school work that has been graded as his or
her 4-H exhibit.

13. All 4-H members should belong to a local 4-H club except those taking only the
    Horse & Pony, Dog, ATV or Draft Horse Projects. (Exception: Horse & Pony, Dog
     and Draft Horse members may take the Veterinary Science project without joining a
     local club.)

14. 4-H Projects are released from 11:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m. Sunday after Fair. Large
projects such as Farm Model Display will remain in the Small Projects Building. If Farm
Model Displays are not claimed by September 1, they will be discarded by Fair
Maintenance Staff. After 2 p.m. on Sunday, the 4-H Leaders or the Extension Office will
have the exhibits. No exhibits may be taken before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday after Fair.
Penalty is forfeiture of money and awards.

15. Any 4-H club member showing conduct unbecoming a 4-H member toward a judge
    or committee person will not be given a completion on his or her project, and may
    be asked to leave the fairgrounds with their project. (See following pages for Code
    of Conduct, Due Process and Penalty.)

16. 4-H member must exhibit in project area at County Fair to be eligible to enter State
    Fair in the same project area.

17. There will be absolutely no alcoholic beverages on the grounds. 4-H members
    and/or parents in violation will forfeit all awards and premiums and will not sell any
    livestock in the sale. (See following pages for code of conduct, due process and
    penalty.)

18. All 4-H exhibits (Except Livestock) must have been completed since the previous
year's Fair.

19. "THANK YOU"
     If any of you receive trophies, pins, or special awards, please write to the sponsors
listed in the Fair Premium book thanking them for donating awards. The sponsor's
name and address will be on the bottom of the trophy or award. Be sure to look!


                            4-H LIVESTOCK RULES
1.   Pen Reservations due into Extension Office by Thursday, July 1st. All Forms
     are located in the back of this book and on the LaPorte County website:
     http//www.ces.purdue.edu/laporte/.

2.   Record Sheets: Turn in all Livestock Record Sheets, except Rabbit, Poultry,
     Waterfowl and Dairy Cow Records, to Local Club Leader before Fair begins. The
     exceptions go to respective 4-H animal superintendents. Estimate market price to
     complete records.

3. State Safety Policy: Mini/Exploring 4-H members, in grades K through 2, will
be allowed to show, work with, or care for animal projects after their parent or
legal guardian has signed a liability release. Mini/Exploring 4-H members may
     independently show, work with, or care for animals that weigh 300 pounds or
     less. Mini/Exploring 4-H members may only show, work with, or care for
     animals over 300 pounds when they are assisted by a parent, legal guardian,
     or another adult designated in writing by parent or legal guardian. (Assisted
     means with the child at all times.)

4.   REGISTRATION PAPERS FOR LIVESTOCK:

     CATTLE - All beef heifers to be exhibited in registered classes must be registered
     in the club member's or partnership name. You will need these registration
     papers at the Fair to show proof of registration.

     DAIRY ANIMALS - May be registered to the farm name for the County Fair.
     Registration and ownership conditions for dairy cattle: Each club member must
     own (or lease) his/her own exhibit either entirely or in part or have a signed lease
     agreement indicating the 4-H member has exclusive show rights to the animal from
     May 15th through the 4-H Dairy show at the Indiana State Fair. Family
     corporations and/or partnerships of the 4-H club member with a parent or other
     adult are accepted in 4-H dairy classes for breeding animals. Dairy cows and
     heifers owned in a partnership may not be exhibited by more than one (1) person
     (except for siblings) from May 15th until the conclusion of the State Fair 4-H Dairy
     Show. This person must be the exhibitor of the animal in the current State Fair 4-H
     Dairy Show, or the animal will be ineligible for this show. A registration certificate
     (no photocopies, carbons or fax copies except a fax directly from the national
     breed association to the Indiana State Fair) must be presented to the 4-H show
     manager before 5 p.m. the day before the 4-H Dairy show indicating that the
     exhibitor owns the animal being exhibited, as per ownership terms, on or before
     the May 15th enrollment deadline and continuously until show day. If a 4-H
     member is leasing a dairy animal, they must furnish a copy of the lease, along with
     the animal’s registration paper during check-in.

     Acceptable registrations are: a) in the 4-H member’s name; b) John Smith (father)
     and sons; c) John Smith (father) and sons and daughters; d) John Smith (father)
     and family (which includes sons and/or daughters and/or legal guardian only); e)
     Mark Smith (brother) and Mary Smith (sister); f) family partnerships where only the
     4-H member’s father, mother, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent and/or legal
     guardian is also in the family partnership and the 4-H member’s name appears on
     the legal, notarized partnership. A copy of the written document must be attached
     to the enrollment form before the enrollment deadline; g) John Doe and William
     Smith (4-H member); h) Long Oak and William Smith (4-H member); i) family
     corporations, where the 4-H member’s name appears as a holder of stock in the
     corporation on or before the enrollment date, and proof by means of a certificate of
     stock or affidavit from the breed association must be supplied at the time of entries.
     4-H dairy cattle will not be accepted in breeding classes at the State Fair if they are
     registered in the father’s name or in a farm name, such as “Smith View”, “Smith
     Oak”, etc., unless the animal has been leased to a 4-H member prior to May 15th.
     The Dairy lease program is only for 4-H members who do not own their own dairy
     cows and/or heifers. 4-H members may not enroll both leased and owned dairy
     animals. Only dairy heifers that will be less than two (2) years of age at the time of
     the Indiana State Fair 4-H Dairy Show may be leased. Leasing a dairy heifer will
     be considered the equivalent of ownership. The 4-H member should be regularly
     involved in the care of the heifer regardless of where the heifer is kept, and the 4-H
     member should have exclusive show rights to the heifer during the 4-H lease
     period from May 15th through the 4-H dairy show at the Indiana State Fair. Leased
     4-H dairy heifers must be registered (although it is not necessary to have the
     registration paper transferred to the 4-H member’s name) by May 15th with their
     registration number listed on the 4-H member’s dairy enrollment form.
     For State Fair Terms and Conditions go to
     http://www.in/gov/statefair/fair/concession/index.html

     OPEN CLASS COMPETITION - 4-H exhibitors are eligible and encouraged to
     enter. Entries to be made at the Fair Office on the Fairgrounds as follows:

      Dairy - Entries close at Noon on Wednesday, July 21st
      Rabbit - Entries close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16th
      Draft Horse – Entries close at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18th.

5.   It shall be the responsibility of each 4-H club member to see that his/her exhibits
     are in place at the proper time and that they are removed promptly after being
     released by the superintendent.

6.   4-H members may not stay overnight in the barns or stables with their
     animals. They may stay in the campgrounds under the supervision of their
     parents or legal guardians.

7.   Exhibitors of beef, swine, sheep and dairy projects who do not receive a cash
     premium in any class will receive $1.50 for exhibiting.

8.   Deliveries are to be made prior to 11:00 a.m. to all concessions, livestock and
     commercial buildings.

9.   Articles and livestock (except sold hogs and steers) left on the grounds after the
     official release hour are entirely at member's own risk.

10. No lettering of any kind on clothing during shows or sales.

11. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily
    basis (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt
    to encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts
    are made to have the 4-H member (or family member) clean their pens, they will
    be asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
     members violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and
     their chance to sell in the livestock auction.

12. All fans brought to the Fair must be screened on both sides.

13. Tack boxes need to be removed prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
    of Fair.

14. 4-H members selling animals in the auction guarantee the health of their animals.
    4-H members are held financially liable for any condemned carcasses.

15. Champion and Reserve Champion animals are not required to sell at the auction.

16. Auction - This year 2% of gross money a 4-H member receives from the sale of
    livestock is withheld to cover various expenses connected with the sale. This
    includes sale tags, sale bills, advertising and other supplies. There is also a
    mandatory check-off for Beef, Swine, Sheep and Dairy.


Please remember to thank your buyers after the Fair for their support of the LaPorte
County 4-H Livestock projects. No animals shall be given back to 4-H members publicly
during the auction, or on the Fairgrounds.


17. Any member who obtains a substitute or has assistance showing livestock must
    contact the show superintendent for approval. Only 4-H members of LaPorte
    County may be a substitute.

18. Livestock will be released according to Fair Schedule.

19. State Fair Livestock entries should be sent to the Indiana State Fair Entry
Department.
     ENTRY DEADLINE FOR: BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, DAIRY GOATS, MEAT
GOATS,
     PGYMY GOATS, SHEEP & SWINE MUST BE POSTMARKED PRIOR TO JUNE
1st.
     ENTRY DEADLINE FOR: PIGEONS, POULTRY, RABBIT, WATERFOWL, DOG
AND
     CAT MUST BE POSTMARKED PRIOR TO JULY 1st. Papers for entry will be
hand-carried by 4-H members to State Fair.

20. 4-H members and their parents are not to bring in any extra animals to sell at the
Fair.
                  CODE OF CONDUCT FOR 4-H EXHIBITORS
The LaPorte County 4-H Council and 4-H Leaders expect courteous and orderly
conduct by exhibitors and attendants. Harassment, profanity or unsportsmanlike-like
conduct toward officials, judges, show managers, staff or exhibitors will not be tolerated.
Violations warrant withholding of premiums won and exemption from showing in
additional 4-H classes at the current LaPorte County Fair.

Artificial means of adding, removing and/or remedying physical defects and/or
conformation in 4-H animal exhibits (such as lifting and/or filling under the skin, use of
string, artificial heels, false switches, hair not growing naturally in specific location, etc.)
will be considered fraud and deception. The "designated officials" decision shall be final
as to existence of the above conditions.

Tampering (altering) and/or misrepresentation as to breeding, age, ownership and/or
other irregularity in exhibiting will be considered fraud and deception.

Inhumane preparation of animals (such as electric shock, icing, forced filling,
withholding water, diuretics, etc.) will be considered fraud and deception.

The LaPorte County 4-H Council, show superintendent and committee representatives,
reserve the right to require all top (5) places in each class of animals and/or any other
suspect animals, to be subject to examinations and/or tests as prescribed to determine
if a substance has been administered to an animal to alter it's conformation and/or
temperament. Administering of said substances will be considered fraud and deception.

4-H members agree to follow the rules, policies and expectations of the 4-H program
and will conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner exhibiting good
sportsmanship and good behavior. Failing to do so will result in sanctions, discipline,
and/or dismissal from the program.

The 4-H member is responsible for any violation whether by themselves or their
attendants.


                                      DUE PROCESS

                  (FOR ANY 4-H EXHIBITOR IN ANY PROJECT AREA)

In questions of a rule violation, the following due process will be used:

1. The exhibitor and/or parties involved will be questioned by show officials.
2. If it is felt a violation has occurred, show officials will decide if a ruling can be
   rendered immediately or if the case should be brought before the show
   superintendent and 4-H staff.
3. If the case goes to the show superintendent and 4-H staff, the show officials will
   present the case and recommendations to the superintendent and 4-H staff.
4. The show superintendent and 4-H staff will jointly decide if a ruling can be rendered
   at that time or if the case should, from there, be brought before the LaPorte County
   4-H Council Executive Committee.
5. In the decision of a case being brought before the LaPorte County 4-H Council
   Executive Committee members, all parties involved will be notified of a hearing date
   with all parties having the right to present their case before a ruling is rendered.

                                      PENALTY
When satisfactory evidence has been obtained that 4-H rule(s) have been violated
and/or fraud and/or deception have occurred:

1. All premiums and/or trophies and/or awards and/or sale money won by said 4-H
   exhibitor in any and/or all 4-H exhibits may be withdrawn.
2. The exhibit in question shall be disqualified.
3. Any and/or all other LaPorte County Fair 4-H exhibits of the exhibitor may be
   disqualified.
4. The 4-H exhibitor and/or exhibitor's family may be barred for up to three years from
   competition at the LaPorte County Fair 4-H shows. Should fraud or deception be
   discovered prior to judging, the exhibit will be ineligible to show. Should fraud or
   deception be discovered after the 4-H exhibit(s) has been judged and prior to
   applicable LaPorte County 4-H auction, such 4-H exhibit(s) will void their placing and
   not be permitted to sell. The 4-H exhibit(s) placing next in line at the show that have
   been checked and cleared by the “show superintendent” will be moved up in placing.

Should fraud or deception be discovered after the LaPorte County 4-H Auction, all sale
price money associated as reward shall be removed from the total sale price of the
exhibit and retained by the LaPorte County 4-H Council as a penalty for the action.

The money provided the 4-H member will be that of the day's going market value.
Money beyond market price will be refunded to the buyer by the 4-H Council. Other
exhibits will not be moved up in placing. In case any reward(s) have been awarded, the
LaPorte County 4-H Council will require said exhibitor(s) to refund all premiums,
trophies, awards, ribbons, and/or sale money under the assessed penalty.




                   Food Safety Rule for Foods Entered into
                  County-wide and State-wide Competitions

For baked product competitions: “Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue
whether uncooked or cooked are not permitted to contain cream cheese, whipped
cream, unpasteurized milk or eggs/egg whites (pasteurized eggs or eggs cooked to 160
degrees F may be used). Home-canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are not permitted in
products. Recipes must be provided that show which ingredients were used in each
part of the product. Contestants should carefully wash their hands and make sure that
their hands do not have any open cuts before preparing foods. Contestants should not
prepare ready-to-eat foods to be entered into competition if they are ill with vomiting,
diarrhea, fever, sore throat or jaundice. Whenever possible, baked products should be
transported and stored in chilled coolers (41 degrees F).

For ice cream competitions: Raw eggs must be heated to 160 degrees F (verified by
a calibrated thermometer) before using in an ice cream recipe. The previous practice of
heating eggs until they ‘coat a spoon’ is no longer acceptable. It is recommended that
powdered or pasteurized eggs be used in place of raw eggs. Indiana State law prohibits
the sale of ice cream that is prepared from a mix that is not pasteurized just prior to
freezing. Please check with your county extension educator to see if your county hosts
an ice cream competition.

Judges and individuals who will consume products from county and state
competitions should be informed that they are at risk for food borne illness since the
established policy cannot guarantee that an entry which is a ‘potentially hazardous food’
has been properly prepared or handled before, during or following the competition.



     Grievance Guidelines for LaPorte County 4-H Program Issues:
                   (Activities, Programs, Projects)

1.    Grievances regarding a project or activity during the LaPorte County 4-H Fair
      will first be processed by the Executive Committee of the 4-H Council. This
      group will conduct the original investigation and decide the outcome.

2.    Grievances are lodged with the president of the 4-H Council or
      Superintendent of Project. The burden of proof shall reside with the party
      filing the grievance.

3.    Grievance shall be filed and a $100.00 fee paid within 24 hours of the
      incident.

4.    The Executive Committee of the 4-H Council will be called together to act
      within 24 hours of report or in a more timely manner if situation warrants.

5.    Filing fee will be waived in hardship situations.

6.    Person filing grievance must complete a Grievance form.
7.   The Executive Committee renders a decision.

8.   Person filing grievance may appeal decision to 4-H Council. 4-H Council
     reviews facts in evidence and renders a decision.

9.   Person filing a grievance may appeal decision to the County Extension Board.
     Board reviews facts in evidence and renders decision. THIS IS THE FINAL
     LEVEL IN THE APPEAL PROCESS.

10. Decision(s) made in favor of party filing the grievance will have the filing fee
    returned. Otherwise, the filing fee will be forfeited to the LaPorte County 4-H
    Council.

                  ALL LIVESTOCK NEAT PEN RULES
A, B, or C ribbons will be presented to exhibitors in 4-H Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep,
Swine, Poultry, Pigeon, Rabbit and Horse and Pony and Draft Horse at the County Fair.

Rules:

1. Pens will be graded twice daily beginning Tuesday morning, except the morning a
   club member is showing and except Horse & Pony.
2. 4-H members are to maintain a clean environment for their animals on a daily basis
   (in all barns). The committee members of each species will make an attempt to
   encourage 4-H members to clean their pens. If three (3) unsuccessful attempts are
   made to have the 4-H member (of family member) clean their pens, they will be
   asked to remove their animals from the barn and sent home. In addition, 4-H
   members violating the clean pen guidelines will also forfeit premium money and their
   chance to sell in the livestock auction.
3. Basis of grading will be:
   A. Animals and birds clean and properly groomed.
   B. Clean and adequate bedding - minimum of droppings.
   C. Neat orderly arrangement of equipment, show boxes, etc., with articles that can
       be put away out of sight.
   D. Beef and dairy animals properly tied.
   E. Four foot aisle with row of bales between calves and aisle in beef barn.
   F. No spilled or excess feed and water before animals and in pens.

4. Ribbons will be awarded on the basis of the lowest grade received during the Fair.

                                OPEN JUDGING

There are three options for getting your project to judging.
Option 1 –    The 4-H member brings in his/her projects. If you have more than one
              project, look for the shortest line and start there. Check in with the
              volunteer working at that table and have your project judged. Leave your
              project at the table and a helper will put it away. Go to the next shortest
              project line and start again.

Option 2 –    The 4-H Leader and helpers for a township may bring all the projects in for
              the club. They will be checked in at the appropriate stations, and judged
              later as the judges have time.

Option 3 –    The 4-H member brings in the projects to be judged; but doesn’t have time
              or doesn’t want to see it judged. The 4-H member should check each
              project in at the appropriate station. It will be judged later as the judge has
              time.

Note:         4-H members (except those in livestock) may choose to exhibit their
              project without it being judged. Please indicate this choice during check-
              in.

Champions will be chosen after Noon when all projects have been judged.
Decisions are final!! The buildings will be closed while the judges choose their
champions from among the honor projects. Results will be posted, but will be unofficial
until Noon on Friday (for Wednesday judging).

For Open Judging of projects, 4-H Members Only will discuss projects with the judge.
Parent and/or leaders are not to communicate and/or consult with the judge.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF
         DOMESTIC ANIMALS AT THE 2010 INDIANA STATE FAIR

                    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES

This document describes the Indiana State animal health requirements for all animal
exhibitions in the state. HOWEVER, exhibition organizers may impose additional animal
health requirements as a condition of entry. BOAH recommends contacting the exhibition
organizer for specific information about requirements for each event. Please call the
Indiana State Board of Animal Health at 1-877-747-3038 with questions concerning animal
health requirements.

A. Limitations on Exhibition

This section describes limitations on exhibiting animals in Indiana. There may be other
exhibition limitations that are described in the specific species requirements.

1. Failure to meet all animal health requirements will result in removal of animals
   from the exhibition premise.

2. The following animals are not eligible for exhibition in Indiana:

   a. Animals that originate from a herd that is under quarantine.
   b. Any animal classified as a brucellosis "suspect".
   c. Animals showing symptoms of any infectious or communicable disease or that are a
      health hazard to persons or other animals.
   d. Any animal that does not meet state animal health requirements.

3. Any animal that develops or shows signs of any infectious or communicable disease
   during exhibition must be removed from the premise including the surrounding
   exhibition grounds. An owner that is disputing the exclusion of their animal from
   exhibition may not exhibit the animal in question pending any appeal.

B. Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

1. For animals that originate in Indiana, contact the exhibition organizer to determine the
   certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) requirement, if any.

2. For animals that originate outside the State of Indiana, the exhibitor must have a properly
   completed official certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI, commonly known as “health
   papers”) for the animal. This CVI requirement applies to the following types of animals:
   a. All animals of the family Bovidae, including cattle, sheep, goats, and buffalo.
   b. All animals of the family Equidae (horses, donkeys, etc…) if the animal originates
      from outside the state.
   c. All animals of the family Suidae, including domestic and feral swine.
   d. All animals of the family Cervidae, including deer and elk.
   e. All animals of the family Camelidae, including camels, llamas, and alpacas.

A certificate of veterinary inspection on any animal coming from outside Indiana for exhibition
in Indiana is valid for 30 days.

3. Certificates of veterinary inspection accompanying animals for exhibition must be completed
   by a licensed and accredited veterinarian who has personally inspected the animals and must
   clearly include a description of each animal including the age, sex, and breed of the animal,
   and the official identification for each animal.

4. Certificates of veterinary inspection for all out-of-state swine and cattle going to the Indiana
   State Fair must have the import permit number for the 2010 Indiana State Fair, “INSF10",
   written on the certificate.

5. A copy of the official certificate of veterinary inspection for each animal exhibited must be
   on file at the state veterinarian's office prior to the opening day of the exhibition.

C. Identification
All exhibition animals must be permanently and individually identified by an acceptable method.
Acceptable methods vary by species but may include an ear tag, legible tattoo, standard ear
notch, and individual brand or breed registration number. Official identification acceptable for
specific species of livestock exhibited in Indiana is as follows:

1. Swine: standard ear notch for breeding and exhibition swine.

2. Cattle: official ear tag, tattoo, or individual brand or registration number if accompanied by
   registration papers. Indiana steers that do not require testing may use any type of individual
   ear tag (e.g. plastic ear tag).

3. Sheep and Goats: official scrapie ear tag, scrapie tattoo, or breed registration tattoos that are
   enrolled in the scrapie program. Wethers younger than 18 months of age may be identified
   using any form of permanent identification. Electronic chips may be used if preapproved by
   the Indiana Board of Animal Health.

4. Horses: lip tattoo, individual brand, description of markings with name, or a registration
   number if accompanied by the registration papers.

5. Cervidae: tattoo or official ear tag.

6. If any additional identification other than the official identification is present, one of the
   additional identifications should also be listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection.

D. Testing

All tests required for exhibition must be conducted at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
(ADDL) at Purdue University, a laboratory approved by the Board of Animal Health or a state-
federal-approved laboratory.

CATTLE

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. Cattle from Indiana do not need a brucellosis test or a tuberculosis test for exhibition in
   Indiana.

3. The following cattle from outside the state must test negative for tuberculosis within 60
   days prior to the date of arrival to the exhibition:

   a. All sexually intact female dairy cattle that are six (6) months of age or older that will be
      sold or otherwise not removed from the state within ten (10) days of the fair.

   b. Cattle from states that are not designated tuberculosis free by the U.S. Department
      of Agriculture must meet additional requirements for entry into Indiana. Contact the
       Indiana Board of Animal Health for specific information at 1-877-747-3038, extension
       315. As of November 1, 2009 areas of Minnesota, Michigan, California and New
       Mexico are not USDA designated tuberculosis free.

4. Cattle from outside the state do not need a brucellosis test as long as the state of origin is
   classified as brucellosis free by the United States Department of Agriculture.

5. All cattle, including Indiana cattle, that are to be offered for sale at an exhibition must have
   the necessary testing and other requirements completed within 30 days prior to the sale date.

For more information on cattle health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at
(317) 227-0315.

SHEEP AND GOATS

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. Blankets must be removed from all sheep at the time of arrival.

3. All sheep wethers must be presented slick shorn for inspection at arrival.

4. No sheep or goats may be exhibited that are showing signs of being infected with ringworm.

For more information on sheep and goat health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal
Health (317) 227-0318.

LLAMAS/ALPACAS

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. No test is required on any llamas or alpacas for exhibition in Indiana.

For more information on llama/alpaca health requirements call the Indiana Board of Animal
Health at (317)227-0315.

SWINE

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. Brucellosis Testing. Swine from Indiana do not need a brucellosis test. Swine from outside
   the state do not need a brucellosis test as long as the state of origin is classified brucellosis
   free by the United States Department of Agriculture. A certificate of veterinary inspection is
   still required.

3. Pseudorabies Testing. Swine from Indiana do not need a pseudorabies test. Swine from
   outside the state do not need a pseudorabies test as long as the state of origin is classified
   pseudorabies free by the United States Department of Agriculture. A certificate of veterinary
   inspection is still required.

4. All swine that are to be sold at a breed sale should have a certificate of veterinary inspection
   issued within 30 days prior to the sale to facilitate interstate movement after the sale.

For more information on swine health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at
(317)227-0310.

POULTRY

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES

2. All poultry presented for exhibition shall be accompanied by an official certificate of
   veterinary inspection or an appropriate National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)
   certificate.

3. All poultry presented for exhibition must meet one of the following requirements:

   a. Test negative for pullorum-typhoid within 90 days prior to the date of their exhibition.
   b. Be hatched from eggs originating from certified NPIP pullorum-typhoid clean flocks.
   c. Originate from a flock where the entire flock is certified NPIP pullorum-typhoid clean.

For more information on poultry health requirements, call the Indiana State Board of Animal
Health at (317)227-0320.

HORSES

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. Horses coming from outside Indiana for exhibition in Indiana must meet the following
   requirements:

   a. Each horse must test negative for E.I.A. (Coggins test) within 12 months of the date of
      exhibition. Each horse must be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary
      inspection that indicates the results of the E.I.A. test.
   b. A suckling foal accompanying a dam that has tested negative for E.I.A. within twelve
      months of the exhibition is exempt from the E.I.A. testing requirement.

3. The following applies to horses coming from Indiana for exhibition in Indiana:

   a. A certificate of veterinary inspection is not required.
   b. An E.I.A. (Coggins) test is not required.

For more information on horse health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at
(317)227-0320.
DOGS

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. No dog may be exhibited showing any symptoms of a communicable disease.

3. Each dog presented for exhibition must be accompanied by a certificate of vaccination or
   other statement that is signed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian and that indicates the
   vaccinations each animal has been given. A certificate of veterinary inspection may be used
   to document vaccinations but is not required.

4. All dogs 3 months of age and over must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed and accredited
   veterinarian in accordance with the state rabies vaccination law. A certificate of vaccination
   for rabies must accompany the animal to the exhibition.

NOTICE: Indiana State 4-H Imposes Vaccination Requirements for Dog Show
Participants Beyond the Requirements of the Indiana State Board of Health Minimum
Requirements. Check With Your Local 4-H County Extension Educator for those
Requirements.

For more information on dog health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at
(317)227-0320.


CATS

1. SEE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.

2. No cats may be exhibited that test positive for or show any symptoms of any communicable
   diseases.

3. Each cat presented for exhibition must be accompanied by a certificate of vaccination or
   other statement that is signed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian and that indicates the
   vaccinations each animal has been given. A certificate of veterinary inspection may be used
   to document vaccinations but is not required.

4. All cats over 3 months of age must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed and accredited
   veterinarian in accordance with the state rabies vaccination law.

NOTICE: Indiana State 4-H Imposes Vaccination Requirements for Cat Show
Participants Beyond the Requirements of the Indiana State Board of Health Minimum
Requirements. Check With Your Local 4-H County Extension Educator for those
Requirements.
For more information on cat health requirements, call the Indiana Board of Animal Health at
(317)227-0320.


                            STATE FAIR INFORMATION

STATE FAIR ENTRIES: The Extension Office will take most non-animal exhibits to the
State Fair on Friday, July 30. Any large items such as a Wood Science, Electric, Home
Furnishing Unit, etc. must be taken by the exhibitor. State Fair exhibits will be taken
from the county Fair to the Extension Office for storage before they are taken to the
State Fair. Members whose projects need corrections before going to the State Fair
should make arrangements with the Extension Educator to do this. If these projects are
not brought to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 27, an alternate
exhibitor may be contacted. For exhibits due other days, a volunteer will be sought from
one of the exhibitors to take the projects. Those wishing this person to take their exhibit
will be asked to contribute $2.00 per entry to cover gas for the volunteer.

Wednesday, August 4th – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT, Ag/Hort Bldg.
Enter Flowers and Garden Exhibits.

Wednesday, August 4th - 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT, 4-H Exhibit Hall
Enter Baked and Preserved Foods Exhibits. Information for other projects to go the
State Fair will be available for Division Champions at the LaPorte County Fair after
judging.

Foods, Flowers and Gardening exhibits are due in the Extension Office by 5 p.m. CDT
on Tuesday, August 3rd or by 7:30 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, August 4th.

Monday, August 23rd - 8:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. EDT at 4-H Exhibit Hall; 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
EDT at Ag/Hort building.
All 4-H exhibits are released. The Extension Office will pick up all exhibits that were
taken down by them. You are responsible to pick up any exhibits that you took down.

                      STATE FAIR LIVESTOCK ENTRIES:
1. DAIRY - BEEF - BEEF HEIFER - COMMERCIAL BEEF - SHEEP - SWINE

The entry deadline date is prior to June 1st at the State Fair Entry Dept. at
Indianapolis.
The entry must be accompanied by a Handling Fee made payable to: “Indiana
State Fair”. The entry must have a postmark prior to June 1st on it or it will not be
accepted by State officials.


2. POULTRY - WATERFOWL - RABBIT - PIGEON – GOAT – CAT - DOG
The entry deadline date is prior to July 1st at the State Fair Entry Department at
Indianapolis. The entry must be accompanied by a Handling Fee made payable
to: "Indiana State Fair". The entry must have a postmark prior to July 1st on it or
it will not be accepted by state officials.

After the county entry is made, the yellow form for State Fair will be hand carried
by the exhibitor to the State Fair. If you forget your forms, you will not show!!
You must also carry down a completed affidavit stating that your exhibit is
following the General Rules, Terms and Conditions as stated in the Code of
Conduct.

"The 4-H exhibitor and a parent or legal guardian of the 4-H exhibitor of all steers,
including dairy steers, wethers, and barrows will be required to complete and sign an
affidavit. The form is available at the County Extension Office or the State Fair Entry
Office. The executed affidavit must be presented at the time of check-in of the exhibit at
the State Fair. Refusing to execute the affidavit will result in disqualification and the
imposition of appropriate penalties."

3. HORSE & PONY

The deadline for entry is prior to July 1st. 4-H Members in 4th grade or higher are
eligible to participate in the State Fair Horse & Pony show. Individual 4-H
members are responsible for submitting their own State Fair entry. Contact the
Extension Office for entry information or online at www.indianastatefair.com

								
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