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The Frankfort Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and Frankfort Police Department in partnership with the American Red Cross: will hold an Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the first Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., to help remember fallen police officers, recognize the dangers of the law enforcement profession and the need to donate blood. Each unit of blood helps three individuals by providing red blood cells, platelets and plasma. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information, donor eligibility requirements and to schedule your donation appointment.


BalesStrong 5K Fun Run: hosted by the Frankfort Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will register participants at 7 a.m. before the start of the 8 a.m. race. Registration fee is $30, and all proceeds will be donated to Officer Rob Bales. For a registration form, email frankfortcpaaa@yahoo.com, or register online at getmeregistered.com/balesstrong5k. Kids 12 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult), and pets are welcome (must be on a leash). Full registration ends June 21. Partial registration (no T-shirt) ends July 10.

Clinton County & 4-H Fair opens with the Rabbit Show: at 8 a.m. The Horse and Pony Show follows at 9, with a model tractor pull at 3:30 p.m., a pizza eating contest and K-9 officer demonstration at 5. The midway starts at that time and runs to 11 p.m. A truck and tractor pull is scheduled for 6.


Clinton County & 4-H Fair opens with Cowboy Church: at 11:30 a.m. with 4-H exhibits open for viewing between 1-9 p.m. The fair parade takes place at 2 going around the square to the fairgrounds. The cat show and a draft horse pull is set for 4 with Clinton Hall exhibits open from 4-9 and the Hoops Catering Home Cooked Meal available at those same times. The public fashion and performing arts revue is at 5 p.m., with the midway opening at that time and running until 11. A demoliton derby and the goat Olympics and costume class is at 6 p.m. with the 4-H foods auction starting at 7 and the Pacers’ Fan Van available from 7-9.


The 4-H fair opens at 8 a.m. with the poultry show, with the Bear Hallow wood carving show: at noon. 4-H exhibits are available for viewing from 1 to 9 p.m. with Clinton Hall Exhibits open from 4 to 9. The sheep show is at 2 p.m., with Hoops Catering Home Cooked Meal available from 4 to 9. A Bear Hallow wood carving show starts at 5 p.m., with the midway opening at that time and running until 11. A Clinton County Youth Theater Production will be performed on the entertainment stage from 6-7, with the sheep grand drive and Horse & Pony Contest show both at 6 p.m. Bear Hallow wood carving takes place at 7 and 9, with Fiesta at the Fair performed by La Nueva Dosis Nortena running from 7-9.


The 4-H fair opens: at 8 a.m. with the goat show, with the Bear Hollow wood carving show at noon, and 5, 7 and 9 p.m. in the entertainment area. 4-H exhibits are available for viewing from 1-9 p.m. with Clinton Hall exhibits open from 4-9. Hoops Catering Home Cooked Meals are also available from 4-9. The beef show takes place at 5 p.m., the same time the midway opens running to 11. The dog agility fun show takes place at 6 as well as harness racing at the grandstand. The Sheltered Reality Drumline performs at the entertainment stage at 7:30 p.m.

July 17

The swine show kicks things off at the 4-H fair: at 9 a.m., with Bear Hollow wood carving at noon and 5, 7 and 9 p.m. 4-H exhibits are open for viewing between 1-9 p.m. and open class exhibits from 4-9, with the American Red Cross Blood Drive bus at the fair between 3-8. Hoops Catering meals are again available from 4-9. The swine grand drive takes place at 5 p.m. It’s SHINE 99 Buddy Bracelet Night for the midway, which is available from 5-11 p.m. Harness racing again starts at 6 and Stampede performs at 7 p.m.

July 18

The 4-H fair begins with llama showmanship and ground driving: at 8 a.m., with a tractor driving contest at 9 that morning. 4-H exhibits again are open for viewing from 1-9 p.m. with Clinton Hall exhibits open from 4-9. Hoops Catering Home Cooked Meals are also served between 4-9, with the midway open from 5-11. Supreme Showmanship takes place at 6 that evening in the Livestock Show Arena. Fairgoers can Meet President Abraham Lincoln from 6-9 p.m. at the entertainment stage. Levi Riggs performs from 8-10 p.m. at the grandstand.

July 19

The Clinton County & 4-H Fair goes into its final weekend, starting with the Llama Show: at 8 a.m. 4-H Day on the Midway takes place from 1-3 p.m., with 4-H exhibits open for viewing from 1-9 and Clinton Hall Exhibits from 4-9. Hoops Catering meals are available from 4-9 and the midway is open from 5-11. The 4-H Auction Buyer Dinner takes place at 4:30 p.m., with the Clinton County Car Show running from 6-9:30. The livestock auction starts at 6 p.m., with a cheerleading contest at the grandstand beginning at 7 p.m. Mitch Stevens performs from 7-9 on the entertainment stage with the First Class Fireworks Show ending the evening and starting around 9:30 p.m.

July 20

The 4-H fair concludes with the Spaceport Balloon Launch and Fireman’s Water Ball Contest: starting at 9 a.m. The 4-H Barbeque Contest runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Antique Machinery Building. The Dog Show takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the Truck Show at 11. Clinton Hall Exhibits are open for viewing from 4-9 p.m., with Hoops Catering Home Cooked Meals again available at the same times. The midway runs from 5-11 on its last day, with the KOI Dirt Drag taking place at 6 p.m. Sunday is set aside for a Derby rain date.

July 23

The 2019 Central Indiana Field Day will be held: from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 23 at Roseburg Event Center in Marion.

The event includes the nine county area of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties. Speakers will talk to attendees about a wide range of topics to improve various aspects of farm production. Discussions range from recent research on weeds, entomology and cover crops to the use of drones in farming and nutrient updates.