Entries to be judged in this year's Merchant Association of Columbia County Fall Fair will be accepted from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Columbia Road.
Brothers Sam and David Souers, both 10, fill out entry forms for the 2003 Columbia County Fall Fair with their father, Gary Souers.
Shirley Williamson, the county 4-H extension agent youth coordinator, said the entries will be judged Oct. 13. Exhibits will be on display at the Nov. 4-13 fair.
"The great thing about this is that we have $2,000 in prize money and ribbons," she said. "This is a time that the community can see what kids are really doing in the community that will later contribute to being active partners in their community later on."
The exhibit contest, which is sponsored by the Columbia County Extension Service and 4-H Club, is for adults and children pre-k through 12th grade.
Exhibit winners, Williamson said, will be awarded $50 for best in show, $25 for best in class, $7 for first place, $5 for second place and $3 for third place.
She said anyone in the Augusta area may participate and enter as many exhibits as they want, but only one item maybe entered in each category.
"For instance, if you enter 10 things in the fair, your odds are that you're going to win some first, second and third prizes," she said.
"And one of those items might be selected by the judges to be best in class. But the (real) challenge is selecting the best category to enter your exhibit in."
Several of the exhibit categories are: homemade clothing, handmade hair accessories, handbags, costumes, charcoal drawing, pen and ink drawing, origami art, Christmas wreaths and ornaments, 4-H portfolio and friends activity and group projects such as collage and quilt wall-hanging.
For more information, visit www.co.columbia.ga.us or call 868-3413.
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