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An egg-citing collection at the Fairfield County Fair!

A girl holding a chicken.

About five years ago, Fairfield County 4-H advisor and poultry superintendent John Hablitzel came up with an idea to find a poultry exhibitor to lead and implement an egg collection during fair week. 

This year, 4-H member Savannah Ashton helped oversee egg collection in the Junior Fair Poultry Department. During the 2021 Fairfield County Fair, which took place Oct. 10–16, 4-H and FFA members exhibited about 40 pens of layers (80 birds) and 100 additional hens. Overall, 34 dozen eggs were collected and donated to The Foundation Dinners and to the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries.

This event has been a great way for poultry exhibitors to promote agricultural awareness during the fair and develop an appreciation for giving back to their community.

Thanks to these #TrueLeaders for being part of an egg-cellent effort!Display reads "Egg Collection. Please donate your eggs here. Where do the eggs go? All eggs are donated to local shelters and food pantries. Thank you for helping out your community!"