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Fair Finale

By Staff | Jul 29, 2008

Joshua Braddock, above, was a little hesitant, but did his duty as the winner of the “Kiss the Lamb” contest.

The 2008 Emmet County Fair came to an end Sunday with the traditional monetary awards and trophies provided by area businesses.

The final competition among the animal world featured the youngest participants with the open bucket bottle lamb show and bucket bottle calf and 4-H show.

The open divisions consist of youth not yet 4-H age and the contestants all seemed well-versed it what was expected of them.

Judge Ray Brown of West Bend gave blues up and down the row.

“The ribbon isn’t for the calf,” he said. “It’s for the interviews and the records and what they’ve done today.”

Judge Ray Brown questions Logan Ayers during bucket/bottle calf competition.

During the Parade of Champions, Nancy and Keith Rosburg were honored for their continuous support of 4-H over the years and named to the 4-H Hall of Fame.

ISU Extension director Holle Smith said both have served on the 4-H and Youth councils and both have been 4-H leaders.

“Keith is on the 4-H Foundation and the Hog Committee,” said Smith. “Nancy was a youth coordinator at one time and she’s still always there if needed.”

Recognized for his fund-raising efforts for the 4-H Foundation, Joshua Braddock took first place by earning the most cash and earned the right to “Kiss the Lamb.” Grand champion lamb owner Gray Farnum provided the animal for the event.

Participating in their final fair as 4-H or FFA members were graduated seniors Kyle Anderson, Logan Anderson, Sarah Chrestiansen, Tyson Eggers, Heather Enerson, Justin Garrelts, Kaitlyn Hansen, Justin Howing, Courtney Kinnander, Elliot Kinnander, Collin Klingbeil, Amanda Kropf, Jennie Mart, Geovanni Martinez, Caitlin McConnell, Cody Meyer, Adam Mustard, Caitlin Paulsen, Allison Peyton, Taylor Pluth, Brian Rosburg and Hana Schroeder.

ISU Extension director Holle Smith acknowledges 4-H Hall of Fame selections Nancy and Keith Rosburg.

The cow chip bingo event drew several spectators of all ages.

With the end of the fair it was time to clean out the animal barns. At left, Kevin Boyer pushes the wheelbarrow for Gary Brown.