Lawrence County 4-H Council Working On Hosting In-Person Events This Year

(BEDFORD) – During the 4-H Council meeting Tuesday night, it was decided to reverse the previous decision related to the July 2020 Lawrence County 4-H Fair.

“We will be working towards the possibility of hosting in-person 4-H events. In order for live shows/judging to occur, Lawrence County must be in Stage 5 of the Indiana Back On Track Plan,” said Lesley Lodmell Extension Educator- 4-H and Youth Development, Lawrence County Extension Director. “To help follow guidelines released by Purdue, planning is underway for these events to be closed to the public with only 4-H members and other designated supporters attending. As you can imagine, there are many steps to ensure we can do this safely, and the 4-H Council has already started working diligently to bring this possibility to reality,” said

The new schedule is being finalized and committees have started work on the COVID-19 Safety Plan and Event Budget.

“At this time, we ask for your patience and understanding as we work through what our activities can look like in 2020,” Lodmell added. “For this year, things are ever-changing, and it will require community-wide effort and flexibility to ensure success. It will not be the traditional fair to which you are accustomed, but we will work to make it the best experience for our youth possible in this strange year.”

4-H members are asked to pay attention to your emails from 4HOnline to ensure you stay up-to-date.

For those members that do not feel comfortable yet or are not able to participate in-person, there will still be a virtual exhibition opportunity with feedback from judges and displaying your hard work. These exhibits will be judged along with those in the in-person activities.