POMEROY — The droves of children split up into groups and made their way through the crowds of laughter, crying babies and hungry parents.
The children, typically ages 5-8, were on the hunt for Clover Clues, a scavenger hunt-type event sponsored by 4H. The event gives children a glimpse of what 4H has to offer. Clovers are younger members of 4H. Junior Fair Board members served as mentors for each group. The winners of the day would receive a free ride pass for Thursday.
Activies during Clover Clues allowed children to do many activities around the fair, including making ice cream at the 4H booth in Commercial Building 2 and getting to meet goats.
Sarah Lawrence, former Meigs County Fair queen and 4H member, said the event gives children a glimpse into their potential future should they decide to continue with 4H. She noted that not every child who participated in the event was a Clover, but that all the kids learned something.
“It shows them what they can get involved in when they grow up into 4H,” she said.
Michelle Stumbo, 4H educator, said the event was a good way to learn about the fair.
“Typically (leaders will) take them a couple places they don’t normally go (on the fairgrounds),” she said. “They learn a little about the fair that they didn’t know before.”