Achievement Days is next week for 4-Hers and Open Class exhibitors of Mellette and Jones counties. It will be held in Murdo August 6-8.
The activities begin Wednesday afternoon with the small animal show. Rabbits, poultry, cats, dogs and more are expected at the event. The judging there begins at 3:30. Check-in of large animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs) begins at 4:30. Also as part of the large animal show is an open class Pen of Three show which is open to all producers in the area. Small animal events are at the Jones County Sportsman’s Club. The large animal show is at the Murdo rodeo arena.
Thursday, 4-H and Open Class check-in is from 4-6 p.m. at the auditorium. The Fashion Review will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a scavenger hunt and other games.
Exhibits will be on display beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday. A number of activities will also take place throughout the day. Tractor driving at 9, geocaching at the city park from 10-12, the ever popular Veggie Derby, as well as Cupcake Wars, and a Hawaiian Luau Pool Party, beginning at 7 to wrap up the fun.
The Appreciation BBQ and 4-H Awards and auction, as ever, will also be part of the evening activities.
Achievement Days is the culmination of a full year of activities, involvement, and preparation as the youth join with community members in celebration and recognition of the results that come with effort. The public is invited to take part in this annual celebration.