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Kiwanis accepting vendors, participants for Henry Fair

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

Organizers of an annual event coming to Henry County at the end of this month, said it is not too late for people to make plans to attend and participate.

The Henry County Fair will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, at Windy Hill Park in McDonough. The event will feature a number of competitions for children, as well as a petting zoo and other attractions.

Judy Coker is the current president of the Kiwanis Club of Henry County, which has sponsored the fair for more than 25 years. She said the event provides groups in the community with a chance to reach a larger audience. "We will have an area where non-profit organizations can have a booth, to give information out to people in the community about their organizations."

Coker said she anticipates a good turnout for the event, which is also the club's biggest fund-raiser each year. "This is how we make money for all the [groups] we support," she added.

"It takes all of our members and a lot of effort, to put this together. It gives people in the county something to look forward to."

Beneficiaries of the fair include A Friend's House, Haven House and Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home in Locust Grove.

Coker said Kiwanis will give a scholarship through the Henry County School System, with money generated from the event.

Information on the fair can be obtained by calling Brad Rice, at (770) 473-4864.

Vanessa Conwell, the club's publicity chairperson, said applications are still available, for people interested in taking part in a demolition derby, as well as the Truck and Jeep Show. For more information on those events, contact Jay Mercer at (770) 957-9005.

- On the Net: www.kiwanisclubofhenry.org.