The Wayne County Fair is very proud to announce that RJ Liska along with complete project funding by F&M Bank in Wayne have completed RJ’s Eagle Scout Project. This beautiful sitting area was constructed on the South side of the Agricultural Hall to allow fairgoers to sit and relax. RJ and his assistants did a remarkable job.
The Wayne County Agricultural Society wishes to thank RJ and his crew as well as F&M Bank of Wayne allowing the Fairgrounds the privilege of being the site for this project.
The Eagle Scout Rank and the Service Project
Service to others is an important part of the Scout Oath: “… to help other people at all times.” Each year tens of thousands of young men strive to achieve the coveted Eagle Scout rank by applying character, citizenship, and Scouting values in their daily lives. One of the rank requirements is to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a serviceproject helpful to any religious institution, school, or community. Through this requirement, Scouts practice what they have learned and gain valuable project management and leadership experience.
There are thousands of possible Eagle Scout projects. Some involve building things, and others do not. There have been all kinds: making birdhouses for an arboretum, conducting bicycle safety rodeos, constructing park picnic tables or benches, upgrading hiking trails, planting trees, conducting well-planned blood drives, and on and on. Other than the general limitations noted below, there are no specific requirements for project scope or for how many hours are worked, and there is no requirement that a project have lasting value. What is most important is the impact or benefit the project will provide to your organization. In choosing a project, remember it must be something a group with perhaps limited skills can accomplish under the leadership of your Eagle Scout candidate. If your Scout is to fulfill the requirement, he must be the one to lead the project. It is important you work with him and not with his parents or leaders.
Nominations for the Award for Wayne County’s Oldest Active Farmer Award may be called into the Fair Office at 402-3785-5531.
Application Deadline May 1, 2014
NEBRASKA PIONEER FARM AWARD
For the 59th year, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, will recognize Nebraska farm families with the Pioneer Farm Award. The program requires that the land of qualifying families has been consecutively owned by the same family for 100 years or more.
Also, new in 2014, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Nebraska Farm Bureau have instituted the Heritage Farm Award, which will recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.
To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned.
In order to apply, the farm family must fill out an application and have it signed by the local county fair board member and return the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben by May 1.
The Wayne County Fair’s Country Taste Experience Wine and Beer tasting was a hit on it’s maiden voyage. This year it will be even better! The CTE Staff will be bringing you the best of what Nebraska and surrounding areas have to offer in Wines and more! The 2014 Country Taste Experience will be held on Saturday from 3-6 so come early and enjoy “The Experience” and follow up by one of the best concerts in Northeast Nebraska of 2014 the Easton Corbin Concert!
The Wayne County Fair will bring you once again great action in Tractor Pulls on Thursday. At 1:00 pm will be the Northeast Pullers and at 7:30 pm the thrills of the Nebraska Bush Pullers. Bring your Ear Gear and Get Ready for some NOISE and ACTION!
In 2013 the Wayne County Fair’s Demolition Derby Team of Wes Sievers, Jered Heithold and CS Promotions brought in record breaking spectators and participants! 2014′s Derby is set to be even better by adding two new classes! There will be a Powder Puff Class with our Ladies driving Minivans! And we didn’t want to forget our little racers so there will also be a Power Wheels Class for Kids ages 4-10 years of age. Rules will be posted on the Demolition Derby page. This truly makes the Demolition Derby a Family Event!
The Wayne County Agricultural Society/Wayne County Fair Board would like to welcome Diane Roeber as the new Secretary to the Board of Directors!
The Wayne County Fair is proud to announce that Easton Corbin will be the 2014 featured entertainment!!