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Attendance up Sunday at 29th annual Juda Farm Toy Show
Tucker Bolton drove the toy pedal tractor at the Juda Toy Show Sunday. (Photo supplied)
JUDA - The community of Juda was hopping with tractors, toys and visitors Sunday for the 29th Annual Juda Farm Toy Show, which is sponsored by the Next Generation 4-H Club of Juda. This was the fourth year the club has been running the show.

A Juda High School student started the show in 1988 as a school project. When he graduated, the FFA took it over and ran it for some years; it was then passed to the Juda Fire Department, which ran it for several more years before handing it back to the Juda FFA/Alumni. They continued to run it until 2013, when it was offered to the Next Generation 4-H Club.

Each year the club has tried different ideas to arouse interest in this event. They have incorporated local crafters and new toy vendors along with many of the older vendors, toy farm displays, area flowers and produce and silent auction, as well as promoting the Green County Fall Nationals by raffling off tickets to their event. The 4-H volunteers operate a food stand serving brats, barbecue and root beer floats. Toys also are sold, both old and new.

This year's attendance increased, with huge support from the community, the club and local businesses throughout Green County. Fourteen families worked from dawn to late afternoon to make sure everything went well for visitors and vendors. The members work as a family unit, allowing them to take on challenges like this type of event. With a lot of different community events happening, this show offers something different than other events.