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Good food at the county fair

Thursday, July 19, 2012

An important part of a county fair is good food to eat. Fairgoers at the Bourbon County Fair will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of delicious home-cooked foods at the 4-H concession stand inside the air-conditioned 4-H Building.

Food will be served 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday of fair week.

The breakfast menu includes biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos and eggs with sausage or bacon and toast.

Taco salad and plate lunches of barbecue beef or hamburger, served with potato salad, baked beans, sliced tomatoes and a drink will be available. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sliced tomato, Texas toast and a drink is the menu special Thursday evening. Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches is the special on Friday.

A variety of sandwiches, sides, ice cream and drinks are also offered. Homemade pie is on the menu, with a wide variety of flavors from which to choose.

The concession stand is a major fundraiser for the Bourbon County 4-H Council.

Members and parents of each of the seven 4-H clubs rotate work shifts during fair week. Parents are usually found taking orders and working in the kitchen. 4-H members wait tables.

Proceeds from the concessions are used to fund 4-H activities including recognitions and awards, District 4-H Day, various 4-H activities and events and upkeep of the 4-H Building.

Anyone wanting to place an order to go during fair week may call the fair office at 223-3455.

Ann Ludlum
FCS Agent, Southwind District
Editor's Note: Ann Ludlum is a K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences and 4-H extension agent assigned to Southwind District -- Fort Scott office. She may be reached at (620) 223-3720 or aludlum@ksu.edu.