It’s that time of year - when the Junior Fair Board holds their annual fall fundraiser, inviting the county to enjoy barbecue beef sandwiches on Thursday, September 4.
FFA chapters in the county, the CTC Career Cafe, 4-H clubs, 4-H Advisory Committee, and a host of volunteers are working to ready the meal. Wood is being split, the pit is being dug, and the meat is being prepared. On Wednesday evening, the pit will be fired as the 1,000 pounds of choice beef round is trimmed and seasoned, before being slow cooked for 12 hours.
13 members of the Junior Fair Board; Future Farmers of America; and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America met at C103 to record a public service announcement. This was the first time that many of them have spoken on the radio. Two of c103’s early, radio personalities started their careers doing public service announcements for National FFA Week, so maybe a few of these students will follow in their footsteps.
For over 50 years all of the profits from the barbecue have been donated to Junior Fair improvements. Last year, they donated $5,600 to help buy metal pens for the sheep barn which is now housed in the old show arena. Other projects supported in the past include $20,000 toward the new show arena, the rabbit and poultry barn, the Junior activities building, black topping the old dirt roads, debt retirement on the beef and horse barns, and other Junior Fair related projects.