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Seed Show Offers Exhibits, Contests, Quilts, and Demonstrations


March 6, 2019

Thursday, March 14 is entry day at the Seed Show. Those with agricultural exhibits, such as grains, legumes, grasses and potatoes, should bring them to the Harlem High School Gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Questions about the agricultural exhibits should be directed to Agriculture Co-Chairs, John Schneider or Juli Sneidgar.

This is also entry day for woodworking, with judging to occur at 2:00 p.m. Anyone with questions about this category should contact Woodworking Chair, Dale Klungland.

Furthermore, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, wool fleeces can be entered. The wool judging, which is open to the public, will follow at 1:00 p.m. and those with questions can contact Wool Chair, Sandy Miller.

Entries for the Educational and Commercial Booths, chaired by Shirley Brockie, will be accepted from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday night will also play host to an invitation-only dinner for those who currently serve on the Seed Show Planning Committee or have served in the past.

“We’ve evolved beyond the cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking men of the past who would congregate prior to the event. This kick-off dinner will not only give us a chance to recognize those who have given of their time and talent to this event’s longevity but allow us to celebrate the contributions of both current and historical organizers,” Seed Show Chairman, Paul Rasmussen stated.

Rasmussen also hopes that the appreciation dinner, which will be held at the VFW Club in Harlem, will streamline the banquet and auction on Saturday so that it doesn’t run as long.

On both Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, the Seed Show will open at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast and Health Fair. Although breakfast will not be served past 9:00, health personnel will conduct blood screenings and perform other health-related demonstrations until 9:30 a.m.

The Exhibit Building will open at 8:00 a.m. and remain accessible until 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Exhibit Building will close at 4:00 p.m. Set-up for the Art Show will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Friday, and bakers of pies and breads should plan to arrive between 8:30 – 9:30 that morning to enter their baked goods. Pie Chair is Vicki Hofeldt and Karolee Cronk will serve as Bread Chair, so any questions about these two categories can be directed to those ladies. Preliminary pie and bread judging is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Pies and breads will be auctioned off between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and the art auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Other events on Friday include livestock speakers, a quilt show, and a pancake supper in the Harlem High School Vo Ag Room from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For the 27th year, the Nimble Thimble Quilt Show will take place on both March 15 and 16 in the Harlem High School Band Room with cash prizes awarded to the winners. Entry forms may be picked up in Harlem at Richman Insurance Office or at the Harlem Public Library. Havre quilters can find entry forms at Ben Franklin Crafts or at the Bearly Square Quilt store.

Quilts and entry forms must be returned to the Richman Insurance Office in Harlem by Friday, March 8, at 5:00 p.m. No late entries will be accepted.

People with questions can contact Carla Becker at 353-2256 or 353-2213 or Sharon Goodrich at 379-2663.

Another feature at the quilt show is silent auction items. These items are made by members of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild of Harlem, Hogeland and Turner. Quilt show organizers encourage quilters to get projects finished and to enter them in the show.

Besides the continuation of the quilt show on Saturday, other events will include a Classic Car Show in the Vo Ag Room from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Max Cedarberg is the Chair of the car show and the point of contact for that event.

A Kids’ Activity Session is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and a Sheep to Shawl demonstration will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. the Interest Meeting scheduled will be a presentation from the Harlem Travel Club, who will share details of their trip last year to Ireland, Paris, and other parts of Europe.

Other events on Saturday include crop speakers from 9:00 a.m. until noon. A pie and bread auction and a merchandise drawing will follow from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chairman Rasmussen hopes that the weather will cooperate this year so that people’s travel plans to the event are not interrupted.

During the Seed Show, people seeking information about events can call 406-353-7230.


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