Relay for Life Needs You!

There are changes underway for the 2022 Annual Relay for Life. The date and location have changed for this year.

The Bates County Relay for Life will be held at the Adrian Optimist Building in Adrian on Saturday, July 30th. The Theme for 2022 is: “ Funding a Cure for Cancer through Artistic Expression”.

The Relay committee is looking for Teams and Entertainment and of course donations for the annual silent auction.

Contact Sharon Cumpton at 660-200-5397, Karen Berry at  660-679-3796 or Roberta Sage at 660-679-4798.

That’s Bates County Relay for Life on July 30th at the Adrian Optimist Building from 5:00 pm until 9 pm.

Step one: finding teams, entertainment,and donations for the Silent Auction. The help of the community will be appreciated.

Bates County Fair Parade Get it on your Mind!

The Bates County Fair Parade hits the Butler square at 5:00 July 5th  .

Those participating in the parade should arrive at the entrance to the Fairgrounds prior to leaving for the square. 4:00 pm is line-up time.

Floats, decorated bikes or ATV’s, wagons, saddle clubs, decorated horses, churches, and organizations. Remember the theme is “50 years and still going strong”

After the parade head to the fairgrounds for the traditional “ Bash”
where you will find food booths, drinks, and desserts for sale. Bring a
lawn chair and stay for the Pee Wee Livestock Show and the Dodge Ball
Tournament. If you would like to participate in the Parade, sign up at the
Bates County Fairgrounds by 4 pm prior to leaving for the square. 

That’s the 2022 Bates County Fair, July 5th through July 10th.

Nevada Griffions Activity Schedule

Tuesday, June 28:  Away games (DH) vs. Sedalia Bombers, 4 pm (This is a change from the original schedule, which shows a 5pm start)

Wednesday, June 29:  Home game vs. Joplin Outlaws, 7 pm

Saturday, July 2nd: Away game vs. Chillicothe Mudcats, 7 pm

Sunday, July 3rd: Home game vs. Joplin Outlaws, 7 pm,  Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social Fundraiser featuring homemade cakes and ice cream for sale throughout the game

Support the Junior Livestock Sale

The Bates County Fair encourages the community to attend the Junior Livestock sale on Friday, July 8th.

Awards will be presented at 7:00 followed by the Junior Livestock Sale promptly at 7:30. The sale is a

year-long project for Bates County 4-H members and FFA youth. As they purchase the animal of their

choice. The owner feeds, waters and cares for the animal all year and also breaks or trains the animal to

show, and then sell that animal during the Bates County Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale. This process teaches

responsibility and has also provided funds for the sale for a first car or college tuition. We remind you that

these 4-H members and the FFA youth of today are the adults of tomorrow. Attend the 2021 Junior

Livestock Sale Friday, July 8th at 7:30.