June 24, Knox County Farm Bureau and the Knox County Cattleman’s Association worked together to put on a tremendous event to raise money for the highly anticipated 4-H Center.
The big event was held exactly where the 4-H Center will be standing this time next year! Throughout the event, various speakers, including local leaders and current 4-H members, spoke about their involvement in 4-H and the importance of the vital program in their lives, both past and present. Farm Bureau even revealed Luke McKee as the 2018 Knox County Farm Bureau Scholarship recipient.
Outside of the tent, local 4-H members brought their livestock; there were several goats, llamas, rabbits, chicks and a cow for friends and families to meet and greet. Plus, the Columbus Zoo brought all sorts of animals like a snake, a sloth, an arctic fox, a penguin and a baby tiger. Once everyone had connected with the animals, there were archery and gun safety stations. And, the Health Department and the 4-H Carteens had resources and games to teach about drug and alcohol safety.
Along with all the fun and games, the Cattleman’s Association provided an excellent dinner with various meats to make sandwiches, plus a few sides and some ice cream for dessert. The event ended with the live and silent auctions. Community members’ generosity was apparent with their bids on the various items, from furniture and decor to local items all donated from local businesses throughout the county.
Now that the ceremonial groundbreaking has taken place, it’s only a matter of time until the building begins, so keep checking out the hill behind the fairgrounds and you will get the see the progress soon!