Henry Mouse: Lots planned for Henry County Fair

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

    Here I am! Did you miss me? I have lots to tell you about.

    Did you hear Kelli Patton and the queens had a Pizza Hut fund-raiser in Geneseo? The fair board appreciates their help and all those who attended.

    The board is looking for individuals to help at the grandstand this summer. There are volunteer and paid positions available. For more information contact Cheryl Johnston at 937-2491 or 507-1464. Three references will be needed.

    Grounds crew people are also needed. For more information, contact Matt Frisk at 945-7535.

    Remote-control car soccer will be offered for big people in the activity tent

on Saturday and possibly remote-control tractor soccer on Sunday. Times will be announced later.

    There will be an insert about the fair in the Henry County Advertizer/ Shopper two weeks before the event.

    Trivia Night to benefit the fair is coming up soon. This is for all of Henry County. It will be held Friday, May 6, at Valley View, Cambridge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Entry forms are available at www.jeffriestrucking. com. For more information, contact Amy Moskwitz at 314-6328 or Deb Jeffries at 937-2569.

    The Henry County Fair will offer a high-quality, hand-woven “Friendship” basket. This is something new the fair plans to offer every year. The basket includes a brass tag, wood lid and plastic protector. Proceeds will be used to further enhance the fair. For more information, contact Terry DeBackere at 945-8362.

    Opening for the Kim Anthony concert will be Missy Vail, Michelle VanOpdorp and a newcomer from Galesburg, 14-year-old Amanda Mines.

    The fair has a new copier for the office, paid for with a grant from Alcoa Company and funds from an anonymous donor.

    The fair is having three cake walks this year. Anyone wishing to donate a cake or cupcakes to the cake walk is asked to contact Ellie Johnson at 944-2813 or Abby Mooney at (601) 238-4115.

    Rain or shine, work days at the fairgrounds are every Sunday at 1 p.m. There are big and small projects, inside and out, including painting, landscaping, hauling, fixing, etc.

    The fair board meets eery Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Want to help out? We can find you something to fit your schedule.

Henry Mouse