Sunday marked the beginning of the Van Buren County Fair in Keosauqua. The fair will go until Monday, July 21.
A big part of the fair each year are the exhibits and shows from the county??s 4H and FFA clubs. Van Buren County has 157 members belonging to 4H groups.
The picture is from 4H communications judging day on Sunday.
Jacinta Wenke has been in 4H for seven years and says the fair would be very different without the local FFA and 4H groups. Each year she brings cattle, pigs, horses, welding projects, and participates in communications.
??We wouldn't have a fair really, at least that's my opinion,?? said Wenke. ??You'd have a derby, truck and tractor pull, and a couple of fun things that we do otherwise you really wouldn't have a fair.??
This is the full Van Buren County Fair schedule website: http://vbco.vanburencountyfair.com/.