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Sunday, September 18, 2011

2011 Premium Auction

Every year on the last day of the fair they hold a premium auction.  Local businesses and farms come out to support the youth in the county who are raising livestock by donating money to them.  The children bring the animals into the show ring and they "bid" on the animal.  Then after the animal is "sold" other people and businesses can add money on.  Some companies donate a flat amount to every exhibitor and that is added on also.  The children get to keep their animals and they get some money to help pay their expenses to raise their animals.   It is wonderful that we live in a community that is so supportive of 4 H and those that are raising animals.  Every little bit of money helps out and the money the children made this year will cover buying new chickens next year and feed for the year.  Alex and Chelsea keep talking about wanting to raise a bigger animal next year like a goat or a pig, but we will have to see about that.




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