Poultry Shown At Dentsville

Farmers, 4-H Boys Exhibit 200 Chickens, Other Fowls on Friday

What was almost a miniature fair was staged at Dentsville school Friday when a poultry show including about 200 fowls, an exhibition of prize rabbits and guinea pigs, a demonstration of sweet potato growing and a minstrel show were offered the community by its farmers and member of the boys’ 4 H Club.

The poultry show was put on under the direction of P. B. Waters, agriculture teacher in the schools of Dentsville and Blaney.

Breeds exhibited in the poultry show included Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks, White Leghorns, White Wyandottes, Austrolops, Buff Minaueas, Buff Orpingtons and Bantams. They were judged in singles and trios. Geese, ducks, turkeys and pigeons were show also. There were about 30 exhibitor. Poultry of the 4-H club boys was shown in competition to that of other residents of the community.

A two-acre patch of sweet potatoes on the 10-acre plot at the school grounds was shown to visitors. The agricultural class uses the plot for demonstration purposes. The potato crop will be gathered and marketed by the class.

The program came to a close Friday night with a minstrel show given at the school building by the agricultural class.

October 17, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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