Clinton County Fairgrounds to hold Christmas in the Barns

Things are starting to happen at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in preparation for its sixth annual Christmas In The Barns. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Every barn will be filled with vendors.

There will be Christmas shopping and a horse shoe pitching contest. Sign up will be at 8:30 a.m., with pitching beginning at 9 a.m. The fee to enter is one new unwrapped gift for a boy or girl.

Something new this year will be the “Cutest Elf Contest” for ages 12 and under. Pictures of children will be placed on a container and the visiting public will be able to vote by placing money in the containers. The winners will consist of one boy and one girl who will both receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card.

Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the Christmas Tree decorating contest. The winning business or organization will receive a free 8-by-10 vendor space at the 2014 Clinton County Fair.

Attendees also may enter the contest “Best Christmas Cookie” in the County. Bring 13 plated cookies and a copy of the recipe. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. with winners announced at 1 p.m., at which time the cookies will be auctioned off by local auctioneer, Harry Schenck.

Santa also will be available in his hut. There will be food as well as a Chinese raffle, door prizes and horse drawn sleigh rides.

Admission and parking for the event is free.

For more information, call Ruth Eoute 660-1231.