4-H Spring Carnival set for this Saturday at county fairgrounds

Annual event serves as main fundraiser for 4-H programs and activities


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Posters advertising the 4-H Spring Carnival cover the floor of the Cheyenne County Extension Office before they are placed around town to advertise the annual event, which will be held at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday.

This week, from March 14 to 19, is National Ag Week. As the country celebrates agriculture and its role in everyday life, the Cheyenne County 4-H will be capping the week with its annual 4-H Spring Carnival, a tradition stretching back for decades in Sidney.

"It's been going on for longer than I know," Cheyenne County UNL Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said.

Gill said the annual carnival is the primary fundraiser for the 4-H council, funding county 4-H activities and programs throughout the year.

"It's a major, major deal and attracts a lot of people every year," she said.

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