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Ladies Day program to be held at BV County Fair

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Ladies' Day once again will be a fun-filled day at the Buena Vista County Fair, with programs ranging from the Women of Africa to Organic Chickens

This year's Ladies' Day program will be Friday, June 21, starting at 9 a.m.

Jane Sievers, Albert City, heads the Ladies' Day committee along with Wanda Donahoo, Peterson, and Marge McClatchey, Linn Grove.

The day starts at 9 a.m. with free juice, coffee and rolls severed by the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. There is a 4-H demonstration at 9:30 a.m. followed by a session on napkin folding and table setting by Doris Fondroy, Albert City, at 10 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., Ginni Cook, Alta, will present a program on the lifestyles of African women. There is a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the break, the Buena Vista County Pork Queen and Little Miss Pigtails will be introduced.

At 1 p.m., Lyle and Colleen Rossiter will discuss the ISU Allee Farm and its organic chicken and garden programs. At 1:30 p.m., BV County Naturalist Lisa Meusburger will present "Wildflower Wonders."

At 2 p.m., Nancy Hall of Lake Ave. Clothing in Storm Lake will provide some fashion tips. Her program will be followed by the 4-H Clothing Revue.

Also, prizes will be drawn throughout the day.

Jane Sievers promises Ladies' Day will be a hoot. "It's going to be fun and prizes all day," she said. "We just have a good time and everybody is welcomed to come join us."

A typical crowd is between 40 and 50 throughout the day, but that varies with the weather, Sievers said.

"Since the fair has moved up, we're hoping it won't be as hot and more people will come," she said.

People are invited to come and go throughout the day, and Sievers wants to remind people not to forget to sign up for prizes.

Planning for the event is a year-long affair, Sievers said, and the committee is always on the look out for interesting people and topics for the presentations.

"I've discovered through the years that it's good to see somebody up there doing something," she said.

While the name may imply who the event is designed for, anyone is welcome to attend.

"We've even had some men come, too," Sievers said. "Anybody is welcome and we always try to make it interesting to everybody."