4-Hers show off chick­ens, ducks at Poul­try Show

Cecil Whig - - & - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Ce­cil County 4-H mem­bers gath­ered in the Stafford Pavil­ion at the Ce­cil County Fair Satur­day for the Poul­try Show where chick­ens and ducks go on dis­play.

While many of the young peo­ple stood watch over cages of birds, Julie Wag­ner held Miss Peep­ers close to her.

“She’s all cleaned up,” the 13-year-old Ris­ing Sun girl said. Wag­ner has sev­eral chick­ens in­clud­ing Ziggy and Sassy, who live in cages

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in her back­yard. How­ever she ad­mits to snug­gling with Miss Peep­ers in a blan­ket on oc­ca­sion.

Wag­ner was about to put her mixed Rhode Is­land Red hen be­fore the judges.

So was Gavra Goldie from Lin­coln Uni­ver­sity, Pa. Goldie, 13, also shows ducks, rab­bits and pigs at the fair. This is her 3rd year of 4-H com­pe­ti­tion. For her, the hard­est part of the com­pe­ti­tion is talk­ing to the judges.

In com­pe­ti­tion, the judges will not only ex­am­ine the an­i­mal for its coat, ap­pear­ance, health and the par­tic­u­lar qual­i­ties of the species, but will also quiz the young per­son.

“Pre­sent­ing the background in­for­ma­tion, be­ing able to put that in­for­ma­tion be­fore the judges is the hard­est part,” Goldie said.

The com­pe­ti­tion got in­ter­rupted when a sum­mer storm rolled through the area. Even though it was un­der the pavil­ion, gust­ing wind blew heavy rain into the arena.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

4-H mem­bers wait their turn be­fore the judges at the Ce­cil County Fair Satur­day af­ter­noon in the Poul­try Show com­pe­ti­tion.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Some ran, some walked dur­ing the Run­ning With the Pigs 5K race Sun­day morn­ing at the Ce­cil County Fair.

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