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July 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Fair begins tomorrow. Don't miss out on all of the fun events!
Tuesday's - EMERGENCY RESPONDER/ARMED FORCES NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP
  • 6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship
  • 6:30pm GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
  • 7:30pm - 4H Dog Show
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Part 1
  • 8pm - KARAOKE
  • 8pm - MONSTER TRUCK THRILL SHOW
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Wednesday - CHILDREN’S DAY/ 4H FAMILY NIGHT
  • 5pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS
  • 5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes
  • 6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 7-11pm - Monster Johnson
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Crowning
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Thursday -  RACEWAY 5 DAY
  • 5:30-7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES Grandstand
  • 6:30pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase
  • 7 pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction
  • 8 pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Barnstorm – Country Band
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Friday - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registratio
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE
Saturday - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Openst
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone.
Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424 
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
posted by Lisa Ace in YMCA, Sponsored Post, advertisement, Camp Hough.

Jumping into Summer Fun!

SPLASH! Ten-year-old Aaron jumps into the water, rejoining the game of pass-the-ball. While many of Aaron’s friends back home have had to wait out the hot weather, Aaron has been having a blast swimming in the pool, boating on Silver Lake, and playing many other games. Since he came to YMCA Camp Hough last week, he’s made a tie-dye shirt, tried archery for the first time, and befriended all the other boys in his cabin. As Aaron resurfaces out of the water, he laughs and tosses the ball over a roaring counselor, just getting it to his new best friend.

Aaron is one of many boys and girls spending part of his summer at YMCA Camp Hough on the shores of Silver Lake. Camp Hough hosts week long resident camps for children ages 6 to 14. A day camp bus leaves each morning from the Wyoming County YMCA in Warsaw. Most campers come from the GLOW region, though others travel quite a ways for the experience. Some parents send their kids to camp to help them grow to be independent, and some parents like the focus on YMCA values at a kid-accessible level. Other parents will send their children to spend time outside, knowing that they will have so much fun. Counselors also value the time spent mentoring the kids outdoors.

“It can be an incredible experience to help challenge a child and watch them grow over the week,” says Aquatics Director William Ferriby. “Whether it is helping a day camper practice swimming for the first time or teaching a group of 13-year-olds learn to work together with kindness and respect, it is an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Aaron is out of the water now, putting on more sunscreen for his next activity hour. He doesn’t think as much about becoming independent or learning responsibility. Aaron is more interested street hockey. No matter what, both Aaron and his family are excited about all that he is trying and learning, out of the indoors and under the sun at YMCA Camp Hough. For information on how your child can have the same magical experiences as Aaron contact, YMCA Camp Hough at 585-201-3495 or visit www.camphough.org

July 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Winning photo submitted by: David Carney.
SGT James M A Carney Feb. 25, 1987-- May 24,2014
Description: USMC, 2nd LAAD, Deployed to Iraq in 2008 and to Afghanistan in 2010
July 9, 2014 - 5:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

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July 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

You have helped us reach 25% of our goal. $1000 has been donated by Joe Parmenter Inc. to the Truth Ministries of Batavia!

A little about the organization: Truth ministries is a nonprofit program that began in Batavia in 2011. Steve and Mona Doyon saw a need to help the local lower-income youths in need of practical hygiene items as well as to offer spiritual guidance. Since creating the program they have helped more than 150 families a month year-round. The youths they help range from ages to 10 to 18.

The Doyons found that because some hygiene products are not covered under Food Stamps, many of the families did not have shampoo, soap, feminine products and other items that are necessities for a healthy life. This is the cornerstone of their donations, but clothing and food are also given. These items make the children feel more confident and increase their attendance in school.

A faith-based non-denominational recovery program was also developed for youths to support with issues such as drug, alcohol, and physical abuse that they have been exposed to or are going through themselves.

If you would like to make a donation to Truth Ministries, you can e-mail [email protected]

Items can also be dropped off at Parmenter Tire and Auto, 4531 W. Saile Drive, Batavia.

June 30, 2014 - 3:00pm

We're pleased to announce our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Pre-school
Program (UPK)
 
Lucky Ducky Daycare UPK Vision Statement:
At Lucky Ducky we believe children learn when they play and are able to freely explore, discover and problem solve in creative ways. Children naturally learn by doing, and as a teacher's role, we are obligated to promote this by allowing the children to use tools and materials in a creative environment that invites children to observe, be active to make
choices and to experiment. The environment as well as the teacher, is to foster a place for concrete opportunities, interactions with people, ideas, and materials in order to promote the child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
 
What is Universal Pre-Kindergarten? Universal Pre-kindergarten is a pre-school program for children turning four (4) on or before December 1. Activities are appropriate to the age and developmental level of the child.
 
Is it a half or full day? It is a half-day program in the morning for three hours, 9:00am - 12pm.
 
How many days a week? UPK meets five (5) days a week. Our program will operate the same as the Jackson Primary School calendar. Proof of residency is required.
 
How much does it cost? There is no charge or fee for your four (4) year old child to attend (For Batavia City School District).
 
How can I enroll my child? Enrollment is through the Batavia City
School District. Also, your child must meet all NYS immunizations and physical exam requirements. Requirements will be contained in the registration packet. Be sure to request your UPK site choice as Lucky Ducky Daycare.
 
How can I learn more about UPK? You may visit us at Lucky Ducky Daycare by making a visitation appointment and by picking up a registration packet at Batavia City School District Office, located at 260 State Street.
 
Lucky Ducky Daycare, dba • Divine Family Living, Inc. is located at 4007 Pearl Street Road in the town of Batavia. For more information on programs contact the Director, Kathy Seweryniak at 585-343-2465 or visit us online at: www.myluckduckydaycare.com
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