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4-Hers show their stuff

By Staff | Jul 25, 2009

Lauren Newgard, Emily Lair, Emily Chrestiansen and Rebecca Lair serve as hosteses to the 4-H exhibit building Friday morning at the 2009 Emmet County Fair. EDN photo by Jenna Thunhorst

The Emmet County Agricultural Fair brings together family, friends and animals.

4-Hers all over Emmet County work hard to show their animals and other talents to get that prestigious blue ribbon.

Kids of all ages are showing poultry, rabbits, swine, cattle and other projects such as photography, welding and clothing.

Brianna Enerson, 13, of the High Flyers is showing four chickens this year. Her favorite part of the fair is the horse show because she gets to ride a horse. She enjoys grooming her horse and taking care of it.

Nate Kropf, 16, of the Highlanders is showing pigs, cattle, a welding project and shooting sports. He is going to the state fair for welding and shooting sports. Nate’s favorite thing about the fair is showing cattle because there are a lot of kids in the cattle barn and he thinks cattle are “easy to show.”

Emily Lair is showing two lead steers, two rabbits, a welding project, photography, and two food nutrition projects. Her favorite part of the fair is show day because it’s a good experience and it’s fun.

Emily Chrestiansen is showing two heifers, a pen of three, a cow calf, two food nutrition projects, two home improvement projects and photography. Her favorite part of the fair is showing calves because it’s really fun.

Rebecca Lair is showing a lead steer, a bottle heifer, two rabbits, a welding project, two food nutrition projects and photography. Her favorite part about the fair is the first day because, “You get to bring all your things and show them.”

Lauren Newgard is showing two heifers, a cow calf, clothing, a recipe challenge and photography. Her favorite part of the fair is showing calves because she likes being in the showroom.

Chrestiansen, Newgard and the Lair sisters are all part of the 12 Mile Lakers 4-H Club.

Swine, poultry, rabbits, pets and beef were shown Friday.

Some of the things to look for today are a cow/calf and pen show, Hug Puppet show, Patin Dancers Performance and a dog show.