Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 21, 1984, Image 17

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    Dauphin Co. 4-H Fair to open July. 26
scenes...cows, beef, sheep, swine
and goats are being washed and
clipped, horses trotted, cakes
tested and routines practiced for
the Fourth Annual Dauphin County
Fair, July 26-28 at the Farm Show
Building, Harrisburg.
SCS spending $1 million
HARRISBURG Federal sod
conservationists are clearing
stream-blocking debris and
stabilizing eroded channels
following a series of recent
damaging summer storms across
The USDA Soil Conservation
Service (SCS) has been authorized
to spend over $1 million to restore
damaged streams to preflood
condition, reports John Mank,
Assistant State Conservationist.
As a result of the storm on June
17 and 18, SCS has issued 11 con
tracts in Centre County at a cost of
about $500,000. In addition, one
contract was awarded in Juniata
County for $42,000 and one in Erie
County for $25,000 to correct
damages caused by the same
Contracts worth over $500,000
The fair will be a joint round-up
for all livestock, general, and
home .economics 4-H Clubs in
Dauphin County, plus many more
attractions including an auction
school, cake sale, fashion show,
square dancing, bike rodeo and
clogging demonstration.
are being awarded in Lancaster
and Ydrk Counties to correct
damages of the storm of July 1.
Mank reports that three contracts
will be issued in each county.
SCS conducts stream clearing
and restoration work following
floods under Section 216 of 1950
Federal Flood Control Act.
Stream restoration plans are
prepared by §CS in cooperation
with county conservation districts,
the Pennsylvania Fish Com
mission, and the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental
“Under our operating
procedures, all possible efforts will
be made to protect the soil and
water resources,” stated Mank. He
predicted that stream restoration
work would be completed within 30
The Auction School, to be held
Friday evening, will use cakes,
donated by local 4-H clubs, giving
the general public an opportunity
to learn the auction process.
Following the school, the public
will have the opportunity to use
their new skills to bid on 4-H pigs
and lambs.
Thursday features clown
judging, swine judging and horse
and pony trail class. Friday in
cludes sheep, goat and beef
judging, general and home
economics projects, fashion show,
bike rodeo, auctions, horse and
pony grooming and showmanship
judging and square dancing.
Saturday, the horse show begins
along with dairy judging,
Livestock, General and Home
Economics Clover Award com
The general public is invited to
the Free Admission fair to explore
the wide variety of opportunities
offered to young people through 4-
H. For more information regar
ding the Dauphin County 4-H Fair
or program, contact the Dauphin
County Extension office at 717-652-
l«ic«»ter Fanning, Saturday, July 21,1984—A17
Hay Creek Festival slated
GEIGERTOWN - The 9th an
nual Hay Creek Valley Fall
Festival, to run Sept. 7,8 and 9, will
feature a recreated lifestyle on an
early American iron plantation.
The festival activities take place
daily at Historic Joanna Furnace
on route 10, three miles north of the
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Morgantown interchange.
During the festival, visitors will
.experience the lifestyle of an early
American rural iron-making
community including the foods,
music and crafts then in existence.
The festival will include one of the
largest concentrations of working
early American craftsmen in
southeastern Pennsylvania. The
Hay Creek Valley craftsmen have
become renowned for their work.
Visitors will also be able to see a
large technological history exhibit
of hundreds of working turn-of-the
century gas and steam engines,
numerous contemporary artists
and craftsmen, and antique
dealers. Interpreters will paint a
portrait of the iron furnace and
archaeologists will be working on
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the site.
The event is sponsored by the
Hay Creek Valley Historical
Association which is comprised of
over 700 members from Berks,
Montgomery, Chester, Lancaster
and several other counties. In 1983
almost 50,000 people from 17
Pennsylvania counties and 4 states
attended the 3 day festival.
About 28 acres of land and the
remaining structures of Joanna
Furnace are owned by the
association. The main goals of the
association are to research,
restore and reconstruct the
historically significant iron
complex. The association is a non
profit organization whose mem
bers donate their time to complete
the restoration effort.
The Hay Creek festival is held
each year on the first weekend
after Labor Day and is one of two
events at Joanna Furnace to raise
money for the reconstruction of the
furnace complex. The other event
is the Hay Creek Apple Festival
held annually the second weekend
in October.
3816 E. Newport Road
Gordonville, PA 17529
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