A little mud can't ruin our 4-H Fair
Saturday, July 13, 2013 5:00 AM
So what if it was a little - make that a lot - muddy. We think this year's Jefferson County 4-H Fair has been a great success.
The fair is coming to a close. And, as in past years, it provided many memories for those 4-Hers who participated. Friday's 4-H Fair livestock auction showed once again that individuals and businesses in the community provide strong support for the young people who make 4-H a part of their lives. Buyers came forward and rewarded the 4-Hers with impressive bidding during the livestock auction. More than $205,000 was spent at the auction.
As is the case every year, there are a few memories we'll take with us from this year's fair...
It always seems to rain during the 4-H Fair. This year, rain turned the fairgrounds into a giant mud pit in some spots. An enterprising 4-H club could have made a small fortune washing the mud off of cars. Thanks to the young folks who helped many people out of the mud in the parking area.
We know people love pets. The Courier's cutest pet contest drew a lot of interest. People voted for their favorite pet - a penny a vote, but many offered more - with the proceeds going to the animal shelter. We thank those who donated to the project.
We say it every year, and it bears repeating - the 4-H kids are among the nicest young people you'll ever meet. They are smart, well-mannered and dedicated. That's a reflection of the guidance they receive at home and from their 4-H leaders.
And, finally, the food. You just can't beat fair food. From fish sandwiches to doughnuts to homemade ice cream, it was all great.
The 2013 Jefferson County Fair was a success. Congratulations to the organizers and the 4-H kids who work year-round to make it so much fun for the rest of us.
All that's left is for us to wash the mud off our sneakers.