2008 State Fair of Louisiana to be dedicated to 4-H

Katherine Pace, Van Osdell, Mary Ann, Crnkovic, Jeannie  |  5/1/2008 1:56:43 AM

News Release Distributed 05/01/08

The 2008 State Fair of Louisiana, Oct. 23-Nov. 9 in Shreveport, will be dedicated to Louisiana 4-H to help celebrate the centennial of the youth organization. The fair theme is “Celebrate and Educate.”

“We look forward to our expanded partnership with the State Fair of Louisiana. Our educational exhibits were well received in 2007, and we hope to expand in 2008. We appreciate the dedication to 4-H and youth,” said Paul Coreil, LSU AgCenter vice chancellor and director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.

“Louisiana 4-H is an integral part of the State Fair of Louisiana. The livestock, crafts and many other educational exhibits and activities give the young people an opportunity to be recognized for the hard work they put forth throughout the year. Speaking on behalf of the board of directors, we are honored to be able to help Louisiana 4-H celebrate such a momentous occasion,” said Chris Giordano, president and general manager of the State Fair of Louisiana.

4-H Day at the Fair and the Ark-La-Tex Ag Council Junior Livestock Sale is Oct. 29, Giordano said.

This year livestock show championship buckles will have the State Fair/AgCenter/4-H centennial logo on them.

Among the special activities for that day will be a tent with music and educational information and special activities for children. Teachers will receive kits with additional activities for use in the classroom.

Schools interested in finding out more about the day’s events may call Katherine Pace, LSU AgCenter agent in Caddo Parish, (318) 226-6805.

Bossier Parish Agent Jeanie Crnkovic is working on new categories for the competitive educational exhibits in the Agricultural Building during the fair.

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Contacts: Katherine Pace at (318) 226-6805, or kpace@agcenter.lsu.edu

Jeannie Crnkovic at (318) 965-2326, or mcrnkovic@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell at (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or mvanosdell@agcenter.lsu.edu

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