Normally this time of the year is a chance for area 4-H members to showcase their work on different projects through Achievement Days. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Lake County this year, Achievement Days is looking a bit different. There will only be livestock shows this Friday and Saturday at the Lake County 4-H grounds, and the shows will not be open to the public.
Jen Hayford, 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Lake and Moody County, said that the decision on how Achievement Days would be handled this year was made by the county’s 4-H Leaders and Achievement Days committee with information they were provided on what guidelines would need to be followed.
Even though the livestock shows are not open to the public, Hayford said that the schedule for them for the 4-H’ers will be similar to other years.
Hayford said that several adjustments have had to be made in order to safely hold the shows within the guidelines.
Animals for the different livestock shows will not stay on the 4-H grounds, but will be brought in for their particular shows and taken back home again.
Hayford said that this year, animals do not have to be shown at a county Achievement Days in order to be shown at State Fair, but there are limits to the number of animals that 4-H members can exhibit there as well.