Ready! Set! Plant that zucchini at the starting post

WHITESTOWN — Ready, set, grow! Oneida County 4-H and the Oneida County-Boonville Fair are holding a giant zucchini contest for youth ages 5 to 19.

The "secret" to growing big green squash is to only grow one zucchini fruit per vine, say the people at 4-H. Once "the" zucchini has been selected, all others can be removed from the vine as they grow.

Entrants do not have to bring their entries to Boonville for judging. They can be taken to the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 121 Second St. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 16.

The 124th edition of the fair is July 23 to 29.