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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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First State Bank of McNabb Provides Ag Fun for Young Fair Goers

First State Bank of McNabb Provides Ag Fun for Young Fair Goers


During the Marshall-Putnam Fair, ImAGination Acres was the place to find ag fun for children.  Along with all the imaginative play areas, each day offered a different craft activity. Ag Fun Things to Do was sponsored by First State Bank of McNabb and provided by University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Ag in the Classroom.  On Wednesday, children arranged a variety of fruit and vegetable cutouts for Fred and Fern Fruithead’s hats. Family Fun Night brought lots of youngsters in to make Beaker Bobs on Thursday night. Made by layering colored salt in a recycled bottle, each child completed their unique Bob with google eyes and pompom hair. On Friday children planted “magic” bean seeds to make a Jack and the Beanstalk bottle.  Ever popular slime making and Pig Picasso painting were available for Saturday fun and Funny Farm Animals Flip Books completed the fair week on Sunday. “The kids look forward to making the crafts and would check back to see when they were scheduled. They lined up ahead of time for Beaker Bob and we had enough supplies for 90 children. All our supplies were used,” explained Julie Read, AITC coordinator. “We really appreciate First State Bank for faithfully sponsoring these activities each year.” For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 309-364-2356. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at  -End-