Adult Open Class postponed until 2021

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

After discussions between the Putnam County Health and Human Sciences Extension educator, Adult Open Class superintendent, assistant superintendents and department heads, the 2020 Putnam County Adult Open Class (AOC) will be postponed until 2021.

With the Purdue University social distancing requirements, along with Indiana’s Back on Track Plan, the AOC felt it would be impossible to completely comply with the requirements and ensure safety for everyone.

It was decided that the York Automotive Community Building area typically used for AOC exhibits would be better suited to provide 4-H’ers an opportunity to exhibit while enabling greater social distancing.

Purdue Extension wishes to express that this decision was not taken lightly, and recognizes that this year has been tough for many and not what was anticipated.

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  • Big mistake!!! So disappointing...

    -- Posted by Phelpsfamilyfarm on Wed, May 20, 2020, at 2:59 PM
  • Very good decision. The fair is a 4-H fair so all 4-H’ers should be put in a safer environment with less people. Thank you fair board and all the extension people who I know at the present time are having to make some very difficult decisions.

    -- Posted by Nit on Wed, May 20, 2020, at 4:07 PM
  • This was not an easy decision for adult open class superintendents; please try to understand with all the uncertainty with Covid exposures it was a practical decision.

    -- Posted by mom67 on Wed, May 20, 2020, at 9:39 PM
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