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156th Oswego County Fair to begin this week

by Andrew Henderson

The 156th annual Oswego County Fair will take place July 3 through July 7 at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek.

Youth Building

The Youth Building will have a variety of daily activities for youth ages 5-19.

This year, the fair is  celebrating summer in Oswego County with “campfire” sing-and-play along times and crafts featuring items such as sand, bugs, boats, and making homemade ice cream.

Heritage Building

There are several events at the Heritage Building, including daily events of “Lost Crafters” weaving, spinning, tatting, crochet work and chair canning.

Wednesday, July 3 is Oswego River Valley Day at the Heritage Building, which will feature Oswego, Volney, Granby, Minetto, Hannibal, Fulton, and Schroeppel

Thursday, July 4 is North Shore/Central Township Day, featuring Constantia, West Monroe, Hastings, Mexico, New Haven, Scriba, Palermo

Friday, July 5 is Northern Township Day, which will feature Albion, Boylston, Orwell, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, Williamstown along with neighboring towns of Osceola, Ellisburg and Florence.

Saturday, July 6 is Half Shire Day with a luncheon at noon while Sunday, July 7 is Military History Day.

There will be special attention to veteran’s research and the War of 1812. There will also be a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts and research materials.

Agricultural Building

Activities at the Agricultural Building will include the General Store, Dairy Bar, virtual tractor ride, antique farm equipment,  Soil and Water Conservation District, Farmer for a Day, Back Porch Show, Hydroponics, Pedal Tractor Races, Hay Bale Toss, and a milk shake challenge.

Daily events

Daily events at the fair will include a bike drawing, saw dust hunt, antique tractors, daily dinner drawing, John Deere 2 Cylinder Club, fireman safety training trailer, school bus safety demonstration, Magical John Show, Olde Time Lumber Jack Show, and antique engines

Wednesday, July 3 has been designated Summer Fun Day at the fair. There will be a youth poultry show, a Little Britches Show, harness racing, a youth dog event, a parade at 7 p.m., and Hell Drivers at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4 has been designated Military Appreciation Day. There will be a talent show at 9 a.m., a youth meat goat show, an open meat goat show, a skillet throwing contest, a youth beef show, a frozen T-shirt contest, a demolition derby, and fireworks at dusk.

Friday, July 5 has been designated Senior Citizen Day. There will be a junior dairy show, antique and out of field tractor pulls, a baby show, a senior spelling bee, an Oreo stacking contest, performance by the Black River Fiddlers, a youth sheep show, an open sheep show, modified lawn mower races, a youth swine show, and a performance by Mike White.

Saturday, July 6 is Legislator’s and Children’s Day. There will be a youth goat show, a Japanese Beardless Iris show, a cut leaf hosta show, a pie eating contest, and a demolition derby.

Sunday, July 7 is Family Day. There will be an open NBHA show, an ARBA open sanctioned rabbit show, a youth rabbit show, a church service, an open dairy show, an antique car show, lawn mower pulls, and a frozen T-shirt contest.

Those seeking more information regarding the fair, including times of events, may visit oswegocountyfair.com.

Pie eating contest, baby show and senior citizens events at Oswego County Fair

The Oswego County Fair will once again sponsor a pie eating contest (open to all ages) Saturday, July 6 at 3 p.m. Anyone who wishes to enter may sign up in the office that morning.

The Baby Show will start at 10 a.m. July 5. The show will be held in the Entertainment Building, and those interested can sign up before the show begins. Children ages newborn to 24 months can enter.

After the Baby Show, the Senior Citizen Spelling Bee and Oreo Stacking Contest will begin. Senior Citizens Day will finish up with the ever-popular Black River Fiddlers.

The Fiddlers are scheduled to perform from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Building.

The Skillet Toss will be held July 4 at 1:30 p.m., and the all new Frozen T-Shirt contest will be held the same day at 3 p.m. There will also be a second one Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

Those seeking more information may visit the fair’s website at www.oswegocountyfair.com. The fair offers free admission and parking.

In And Around Hannibal: June 30, 2012

Rita Hooper

Well folks, we’ve been together a long time. Doing some “after the move” sorting, I’ve discovered that this is my 30th year of writing this column (Bea Welling Scott took over the column for the five years I lived in Pennsylvania – I think of that time as a long vacation.)

That means this relic has been writing since before computers came into schools and long before the village had water. I hadn’t reached 40 yet and was a mom to two young boys. The Human Resource Center had just opened and Gordon Hastings was school superintendent.

Since that time, I have seen many changes in Hannibal and its environs, many of which appeared in my column.

It takes about an hour and a half to go through a years worth of columns – I never labeled what the lead was about so that more or less is what has prompted this task.

I know the printer’s ink was much dirtier in the past than it is now! In the early days. I would handwrite the column and number the paragraphs so my typist (my husband) would know the correct order to type the column in. When done I would drive the column into the newspaper in Fulton, which has moved three times since I started writing.

I’ve seen the advent of the fax machine and the computer – both of which have made my life easier at times and frustrating at others. I no longer number my paragraphs!

As a lot of other Hannibal news has appeared on the same page as my column, I have come across a lot of articles and pictures of people who are no longer part of the community but have left their impression. I also have some pics that make you giggle at the clothes and hairstyles.

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Oswego County Fair schedule set

by Carol Thompson

The 155th annual Oswego County Fair will be held June 30 through July 4 in Sandy Creek.The theme for this year is “Happy Birthday America.”

This year, Legislature Day will be held June 30. County legislators will have the opportunity to tour the grounds and will be treated to lunch. Fireworks will be held at dusk.

July 1 is Family Day and July 2 is Children’s Day. Children’s day events include free games, a contest, kids activities, watermelon eating contest, parade and water balloon toss.

The Youth Building will provide a variety of activities and craft making will be available.

Senior Day will be held July 4 and Military Appreciation Day will be held July 4.

The grandstand schedule includes harness racing, demolition derbies, local truck pulls, garden tractor pulls and antique tractor pulls.

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