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July 15, 2014

Open Bucket Bottle Show set for Thursday


The festivities continue at the Southern Iowa Fair with the open bucket bottle show, which will be held Thursday, July 17, at 3 p.m.

The exhibit will feature calves, lambs and goats. Exhibitors must be between the ages of 5 and 9 years- old and not be a member of 4-H. The rules require that each person that chooses to participate must wear blue jeans and the appropriate shoes.

The livestock arrived Tuesday afternoon. Thirty-five exhibitors are expected to show for the event.

Volunteers Corey and Rebecca Rozenboom, and Sharis Claver described what will go on at the show.

The Southern Iowa Fair are the ones hosting the event. But, the three of us are volunteers that coordinate all of it,” Sharis Claver said.

Claver outlined reasons why she thought that the younger kids should be able to participate.

All three of us have kids that are Clover Kids, but they could not show anything here except for dogs and being in the pet show. All of our kids want to do what the older kids are doing,” Claver said.

Corey Rozenboom said that the main purpose is to get the kids involved.

We just wanted to do something for the kids in 4-H,” he said.

Corey Rozenboom said that flyers were sent to Mahaska County school districts.

We made an entry form and we made flyers that we sent out to the county school districts. We sent them to those in Kindergarten through third grade,” Claver added.

Rebecca Rozenboom also weighed in about her thought on how it benefits the kids.

They are all exited. It will give them an opportunity to provide them with a sense of responsibility and give them something to do,” she said.

Corey Rozenboom added there is another aspect to why the event has yielded positive results.

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