Wright Warrior Shea Whaley brings Kids’ Zone to Wright County Fair

Seven-year Wright Warrior 4-H Club member Shea Whaley is all about doing leadership projects that add value to the Wright County Fair. Last year she introduced Kids Day, a two-hour event that offered kids the opportunity to see the barn animals, have their faces painted, enjoy a snack, get a balloon animal, and so much more. It was a huge success and she is excited to present that project from last year as a leadership entry in this year’s 2019 Wright County Fair, but she’s not stopping there. That was just her warm up. She has added another, even bigger and better attraction to this year’s fair - Kids’ Zone, as another leadership project, she plans to enter in the 2020 Wright County Fair leadership division.

In January, Whaley went to the Wright County Fair Board asking them to once again support her Kids Day program, which they accepted. She also asked them about an opportunity to turn Exhibit Building #2 into an attraction for kids.

“It just seemed like everyone (vendors) wanted to be in Exhibit Building #1...so I decided to turn (Exhibit Building #2) into something for kids,” said Whaley.

Wright County Fair Manager suggested giant games.

“I was like, oh yeah,” Whaley kind of chuckled.

The Fair Board agreed it was a fantastic idea and gave Whaley $400 to use towards her vision. Another $200 donation from the Little Disciples of Samuel Lutheran Church gave her the funding she needed for paint and maybe even new lighting or fans - she hasn’t decided for sure yet.

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