Baked goods wanted  for contest

Atchison County exhibitors will have an additional opportunity to enter a contest for more prize money.

To enter the 2021 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest, bring your entries between 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, or 9 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, to the Blue Building on the Fairgrounds in Effingham. The contest is open to all ages.

The King Arthur Flour contest prizes are Baker’s catalog certificates for the adult division in the following amounts:

First place — $75

Second place — $50

Third place — $25

For catalog information, go to

For contest information, contact the Atchison County Extension Office at 913-833-5450 or

The Atchison County Fair parade theme is “Plant your roots in Atchison County.” It will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. Entries will line up at 5:30 p.m. along Seabury Street near the Atchison County Community Elementary School. Judging commences at 5:40 p.m.

For more information, go to Parade entries can be sent to the Atchison County Extension Office before Monday, Aug. 2 at P.O. Box 109, Effingham, Kansas 66023 or by email at

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