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YGC: County fair at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home

by Danielle Wagner

STRAWBERRY POINT (KWWL) -- Games, sno cones and even livestock. Members of the Lodo Millow Leaders 4-H Club in Clayton County brought the county fair to residents at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.

Activities director Cathy Mills, came up with the idea.

"We always talk about our Clayton County Fair, and we always talk about wanting to bring our residents to the fair, but it's not possible. So we decided to bring the fair here," said Cathy Mills.

The Lodo Millow Leaders is actually the largest 4-H club in Clayton County. There are 60 members with students from both Strawberry Point and Edgewood.

"We have been working on it for a couple months. The kids have done a lot of work organizing and figuring out what we're gonna do," said Nate Weber with 4-H.

The 4-H members brought as much of the county fair to the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home as they could.

"You can see them smiling and they're excited," said Weber.

Residents and community members enjoyed a cake walk, food and animals.

Lutheran home resident Marilyn Brown said it nice for her and the other residents to experience the fair again.

"Oh, it means a lot. We enjoy it. It brings back memories, I'll tell you that much," said Brown.

Numerous organizations helped make the fair possible, including the American Legion. This was the first year for the event, but the Strawberry Point Lutheran Homes hopes it continues.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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