The Starke County Fair and 4-H program have received $10,000 in grant funding, thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC and CoBank. Kankakee Valley REMC says its $5,000 donation is just the latest part of its regular support of county fairs in Starke, Pulaski, LaPorte, and Porter counties. Continue reading
The Starke County 4-H Fair gets underway today in Hamlet. WKVI will be broadcasting live from the fairgrounds from 2 until 6 p.m. today, leading up to the 4-H Club parade and opening ceremonies. Continue reading
An organization with the goal of improving Starke County residents’ access to higher education is touting its efforts so far this year. The Starke County Career and College Success Coalition says it’s given over $5,000 in grants to help out some local organizations. Continue reading
It is 4-H fair season and as things wrap up in Pulaski County they’re just getting started at the Starke County fairgrounds in Hamlet. The fair begins this Saturday, July 11 and will run until next Sunday, July 19. The follow is a list of just some of the events the fair has to offer this year. Continue reading
Haven’t had a chance to make your submission for WKVIdol yet? Don’t fret, the deadline has been extended to allow more children the chance to compete in this year’s singing contest at the Starke County 4-H Fair. Though the deadline has been extended, you should still get your entries in as soon as possible in order to ensure your spot in the competition on Monday, July 13 at 8 pm in the show arena. Continue reading
The local pregnancy resource center, Bella Vita, was graciously awarded a grant of $500 yesterday. Thursday afternoon representatives from the Starke County Community Foundation, Director of Development Sarah Origer and their intern Rachel Lenig as well as the Northern Indiana Community Foundation Executive Director Jay Albert presented the money to Bella Vita representatives, Center Director Sarah Dedloff and Executive Director Lorie Reading. Continue reading
Aspiring young singers throughout the Kankakee Valley have until the close of business hours tomorrow to enter the second annual WKVIdol competition. Kids ranging from ages 7 through 18 have the chance to showcase their talent during this singing competition scheduled for Monday, July 13 at 8 pm in the show arena at the Starke County 4-H fair. Continue reading
The 4-H fair is scheduled to start soon and the Starke County Career Success Coalition is looking for volunteers willing to help run their booth in the commercial building from 7:30 to 10 pm during fair week, July 13th through the 17th. The objective of the coalition is to provide easier access to higher education to local adults and recent graduates. One specific goal the coalition hopes to reach is that 25% of local students finish college by 2025. Continue reading
A Starke County girl received a new award for outstanding gardening skills at the 4-H Fair. Knox resident Ashlie Fields was named the 4-H grand prize gardening winner. In addition, she was recognized by the fair as the Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award winner.
Monday evening two very dedicated members of 4-H were granted the title of 4-H Achievement Royalty. Continue reading
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the doughnut eating contest and Fingerhut Bakery provided the goods at the Starke County 4-H fair on Monday. Continue reading
It’s finally here! The Starke County 4-H starts today and there’s an array of activities for people of all ages to engage in! The opening ceremonies are at 6:15 p.m in the show arena. Continue reading
Contestants in the 7-10 category will be Emma Gillard, ReAnnen Cooper, and Emma Hensley. The 11-14 age group will include Tatum Milhiser, Victgoria Horne, and Nathan Jolly. In the 15-18 age group, Hannah Clark, Brianne Barden, Margaret Nagai, Katie Nagai, and Kenzie McDaniel will compete.
Are you looking for a way to exhibit your cooking or craft skills? Purdue Extension has a way for you to do so at the Starke County 4-H fair. The open class category allows for anybody to make entries. Continue reading
The deadline to submit entries for the competition is Thursday, July 3. Continue reading
WKVI is sponsoring a singing competition for youngsters during the Starke County Fair. WKVIdol will take place Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The competition will be divided into three age groups: ages 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Each age group will have a maximum of four contestants. The first step for would-be contestants is to submit a 1 minute singing demo with your name, address, email and telephone number. You can drop it off at the station on a compact disc or other digital media file or email an mp3 to email@example.com. Please list the top three family-friendly songs you would like to perform. Duplicate songs will not be allowed, so the sooner you submit your demo, the greater your chances of getting to sing your favorite song for the competition. Continue reading
The chamber prize wheels at the Starke County 4-H Fair proved once again to be popular attractions, raising a combined total of $724 to support the promotion of local businesses. Contestants paid either 50 cents or $1 per spin, with prizes ranging from ink pens, toys and candy to Indiana Beach tickets and refurbished computers. Every spin produced a winner, based on the slot on which the wheel landed. A total of 48 Starke County Chamber of Commerce member businesses donated items for the giveaways. Chamber director Debbie Mix says the fundraiser far exceeded its original goal of $550, thanks to the efforts of nine chamber board members and representatives from six additional chamber members to staff the booth each night of the fair.
The Starke County 4-H Fair officially kicks off today at the fairgrounds in Hamlet!
The 4-H club parade begins at 6 p.m. which will be immediately followed by the opening ceremonies in the show arena. The 4-H club and 4-H leader recognitions will be made along with the announcement of fair board scholarships and Junior Leader scholarships. Ten-year members will be recognized and the 4-H Junior Leader Achievement Royalty will be named.
Grab a couple cans of food before you head to the Starke County 4-H Fair this week. Elizabeth Smith with Purdue Extension Starke County says the Junior Leaders are teaming up with the fair board to host a canned food drive. Donations can be dropped off at the fair office, which is across from the dairy barn in the middle of the fairgrounds. All donations will be given to the Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry, and the first 250 people who bring items will get a free ticket to next month’s Indiana State Fair. Smith says that’s a new program the state fair is offering this year. Junior leaders are 4-H members in grades 7 through 12 who work on a variety of community outreach initiatives in addition to their regular 4-H projects.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently made a donation to the 4-H fairs in Starke and Pulaski counties in the amount of $5000 to assist with the 4-H program and maintenance to the fairgrounds. Amanda Steeb, communications director for KVREMC, said the company is committed to providing these donations each year for the next decade as part of their commitment to the community.