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Cookie ace? Try your luck at fair

The Citrus County Fair will accept entries for competition in Youth World and Adult World today and Saturday.

Entries will be accepted for everything except baked goods and agriculture products from 2 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Entries for baked goods and agriculture will be accepted from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday. No entries will be accepted on Sunday.

There are 10 divisions with multiple classes:

+ Division 1: Agriculture

+ Division 2: Clothing

+ Division 3: Creative Arts

+ Division 4: Baked Goods

+ Division 5: Food Preservation

+ Division 6: Needlework

+ Division 7: Quilts

+ Division 8: Fine Arts

+ Division 9: Wood Sculpture

+ Division 10: Horticulture

Entry in these competitions is open to all Citrus County residents, including young people. If you think you don't have talent to enter any of these categories, think again!

Did you do a paint-by-number picture this past year? There is a special class under Creative Arts for you. What about that jam you made as Christmas gifts, or the salsa for last Sunday's dinner? Both can be entered in the Food Preservation division.

If you grew a plant from a cutting given to you by a neighbor, Horticulture is your bag. Can you be creative with a cake mix? There's a special subcategory in Baked Goods for items whose base is a mix. And what about that adorable picture you took of your granddaughter dressed in grandma's clothes? There is even a novice category under Fine Arts. Give it a try.

Entries in all categories should be brought to the Baker-Miley building. Exhibitors cannot compete against themselves by making duplicate entries in any one category. Each exhibit must be the work of the individual exhibitor.

All entries must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 23 at the fairgrounds.