The annual Rhea County Fair 4H Hog and Poultry Sale is set for Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rhea County Fairgrounds. There is no entry fee for the event.
“We hope that you will continue to support these kids and the 4H pig and poultry projects,” fair officials said. “By participating in these programs, the kids have been able to learn about livestock and the responsibilities that come with it. They have also been able to keep their hands and minds busy during these uncertain times.”
During this year’s auction, the kids do not have to be present, and fair officials are asking visitors to the sale to wear a mask if possible and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Fair officials said that hog project participants will exhibit their hog for judging individually and virtually — video recorded – prior to the sale on Aug. 6. However, those hogs will be present at the sale for viewing before the auction.
Chickens will be judged on site at the fairgrounds prior to the Hog and Poultry Sale.
The event is sponsored by Rhea County Commissioner Jim Reed, Rhea County Clerk Linda Shaver, Rhea County School Board Member Perry Massengill, Rhea County Attorney Carol Ann Barron, Rhea County Executive George Thacker, Bill and Lorrie Horton, Rhea County Commissioner Harold Fisher, Rhea Medical Center CEO David Bixler, Bob Aikman, Rhea County School Board Member John Mincy, Joe Gryder, Rhea County Road Supervisor Glen Varner, Rhea County Commissioner Jim Vincent and Paul Tallent.