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Canned good entries being accepted for Union County Fair

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:57 a.m. CDT

Area residents are invited to enter canned goods and/or frozen jams, jellies or spreads in the canned good department competition at the Union County Fair.

Items entered may not have received any ribbons in earlier years’ judging. All entries should be in standard jars with lids and rings (except for the frozen items). Paraffin should not be used on jams and jellies.

Entries will be accepted on July 20 after the parade 7 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 11 a.m. July 21. Entry fee is 50 cents per item.

Premiums will be paid for blue $1.25, red $1 and white 75 cents. There will be a sweepstakes award for the person receiving the most blue ribbons. There will also be a sweepstakes award for the junior category, age 16 and younger. A special category for men who do canning is also a feature.

Judging of the canned goods and frozen jams, jellies and spreads will be 1 p.m. July 21 and is open to anyone wishing to attend.

All entries will be released 2 to 4 p.m. July 24.

On July 23, the canned goods department will host a “sweet treat and salsa” tasting party from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the 4-H commercial building. Anyone with questions may contact Betty Wallace at 782-2677 or Iris Smith at 782-5992.

Fair books are available at the Union County Extension office in Creston or Creston Chamber of Commerce office. The canned goods information can be found on pages 63-67. The fair book is available online at ucfair.com.

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