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With no 4-H Fair next week, some exhibits will be shown in local stores, libraries

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 July 2020 at 4:02 pm

Photo courtesy of Orleans County 4-H program: Members of the Abundant Harvest 4-H Club made these clothing and other home economics projects. They are on display at Blissett’s Specialty Shop in Medina.

MEDINA – Orleans County 4-H kids won’t be able to display their work at the fair this year after the annual event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Trolley Building at the fairgrounds normally displays clothing and other home economics projects by children in the 4-H program.

With no fair, the 4-H program has connected with businesses in Albion and Medina to display the work by the kids. The exhibits will also be shown at some of the local libraries.

Blissett’s Specialty Shop on Main Street in Medina is the first site to show the 4-H work. More locations will be added the next three weeks, said Kristina Gabalski, the 4-H coordinator.

“This effort gives our 4-H members a chance to share their projects with the community, while still holding onto them for evaluation next year,” Gabalski said. “I think people enjoy seeing the projects at fair, and this allows them to safely view some of the projects this year with the absence of fair.”

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