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Open class offers many opportunities to showcase talent


It’s that time of year again ... fair season! Montgomery County Homemakers are hosting open class. Don’t know what the open class is? Well, the open class is an opportunity during the Montgomery County fair for everyone to bring in a project or projects and have them judged. Open class is a great opportunity to show the community of Montgomery County what your passions or hobbies are. Maybe you try something new in open class and find out that you are naturally talented in that area. A champion will be chosen from each of the 18 classes, and all ages are welcome to participate, even those already participating in 4-H. There is something for everyone, some of the classes include: culinary arts, flower arrangements, fine arts, gardening, sewing, photography, woodworking, etc.

To participate pick up a registration form at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension office. There is a small registration fee of $4 for each project. You will be required to pay for the first five projects, but any after that can be submitted for free. The registration can be paid for at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension office, which is located at the fairgrounds.

Open class check- in will be 4-5:30 p.m. July 14 and 7-8 a.m. July 15. With project check-out noon to 1 p.m. July 21. Judging will take place on July 15, so come and see the results when the building opens at noon.

If you have any questions, call the extension office at 765-364-6363.


Monica Nagele is the Montgomery County Extension Educator and County Extension Director, Health and Human Science. She is a registered dietitian. The Extension office is at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville; 765-364-6363. She may be reached by email at mwilhoit@purdue.edu.


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