The big top has closed for another year

LUSK – As always, the county fair brought fun, hardwork, entertainment and memories. With barns full of breeding and market animals as well as a few dairy goats the animal projects were numerous. Showmanship culminated in the Round Robin competition on Friday afternoon. Kids showed all species and took a test on horse confirmation and history. 

The ring of champions was brought back showcasing those that were at the top of each division. This included photography, static exhibits, sewing construction, wildlife and hunting, woodworking, leathercraft, and more. Open class entries ranged from crochet to quilting to jams and jellies. 

Once again the community and surrounding area businesses came out to support the youth at the livestock sale. Between the buyers and add-ons, the generosity of individuals, businesses and non profit organizations helped 4-H and FFA members find financial profit in their livestock projects. For most members though, the true value was in spending time with animals and friends. 

After a long week that kicked off with a 5K and ranch rodeo and rounded out with the Ag Olympics the exhibitors, sponsors, parents and volunteers were ready to pack up the big top and close up the midway for another year.


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