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Fun day planned at Fairgrounds
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Head out to the Richland County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 13, for a day of fun activities; with harness racing capping off the event.

At 9:30 a.m., Richland County Chief Deputy Chad Kanable is sponsoring a Bike Safety Check, followed by a Bike Rodeo at 10:00 a.m. All kids are welcome to take part. Wallace, Cooper & Elliott Insurance is sponsoring prizes, which will be awarded in categories based on helmet size  –  extra small to large.

At 11:00 a.m., Science Alliance of Lake Geneva is hosting a Zap! Presentation. Get your kids charged up about electricity!

The Science Alliance is excited to announce this brand new fun-filled interactive show designed to demonstrate how electricity works. Utilizing fun displays and experiments, the presenters will educate kids using hands-on interactions featuring the hair-raising Van de Graaf generator and the exciting buzz of the Tesla coil. 

Volunteers from the audience will use glowing tubes to build a human electric bridge while learning that static electricity is safe. They›ll see flashes of simulated lightning from a Jacob›s ladder and learn how different energies can be transformed into electricity. Conservation of energy and circuits will be discussed and several volunteers will help reveal how electricity flows and how circuits are created and broken. Zap! Is being sponsored by Alliant Energy.

Beginning at noon, kids can challenge themselves on a rock climbing wall brought by U.S. Army personnel, as well as check out a Humvee truck.

Also, about that time, Melissa Sprecher will have set up a petting zoo featuring baby chicks, chickens, ponies, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs and baby calves. The petting zoo will be set up in the Sheep Barn.

Harness racing begins at noon and kids are welcome to watch that or take part in the other events on the Fairgrounds. Dave Bangert of Oasis Entertainment, WCCU, Badgerland Financial, Richland County Harness Association and the WHHA are working with Scott Gald to help bring Harness Racing to Richland County for this special event.

Admission to the Fairgrounds and to all of the events is free.

The Richland Center Kiwanis Club will provide popcorn free of charge. Available for purchase will be food and beverages offered by the Fair Committee at the Kiwanis Stand. Additionally, Richland County Horse Project members will be selling Freezie Pops to raise funds for repairs and updates at the Gasser Arena on the Fairgrounds. The Freezie Pops are being donated by the Richland Center Kiwanis Club.