High school seniors to race for $1,500 in scholarships

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Seniors from Henrietta High School compete in last year's inaugural Turkey Fest Scholarship Barrel Race.

Seniors from Henrietta High School compete in last year’s inaugural Turkey Fest Scholarship Barrel Race.

High school seniors in Clay County have the opportunity to compete for $1,500 in college funds during Saturday’s Turkey Fest activities on the courthouse square by participating in the Scholarship Barrel Race.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m., and will be held in the 100 block of North Bridge Street.

Teams consist of three graduating seniors enrolled in a Clay County high school, and must consist of boys and girls. Their task is to build a contraption that can be pushed, pulled, pedaled or carried through a timed barrel race. The contraption must resemble a turkey.

Entries will be judged on a 100-point scale, with up to 50 points awarded for design.

Participants must meet at the courthouse bandstand at 11:30 a.m. to enter. “Turkeys” must be complete at the time of registration.

The winning team will be awarded $500 per team member at graduation.

For more information, contact Amy Payne at (940) 613-7819.

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