Kids Win Prizes At County Fair

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORT

Each year, more than 1,000 chil­dren and youth par­tic­i­pate in the Wash­ing­ton County Fair, show­ing live­stock, ex­hibit­ing small an­i­mals and sub­mit­ting en­tries for many cat­e­gories, such as pho­tog­ra­phy, sewing, canned food, veg­eta­bles and crafts.

Chil­dren from western Wash­ing­ton County com­pete as mem­bers of lo­cal high school FFA chap­ters, as mem­bers of 4H Clubs or on their own as in­di­vid­u­als. The county fair pro­vides these chil­dren with the op­por­tu­nity to show the fruits of their hard work through­out the year.

Fair of­fi­cials say par­tic­i­pa­tion in­creases each year and they ex­pect that trend will hold true for the 2017 county fair.


Tyler Spinks of Lin­coln shows his Jersey cow for the ju­nior year­ling con­test at Wash­ing­ton County Fair. Tyler came in sec­ond place for Class 5.

Syd­ney Stear­man, 14, of Prairie Grove shows her Jersey heifer at the county fair. She came in sec­ond place for Class 7. Stear­man is a mem­ber of Prairie Grove FFA Chap­ter.

Eli Spinks, 15, a mem­ber of Lin­coln High School FFA Chap­ter, shows at the Wash­ing­ton County Fair last week. Spinks has been show­ing live­stock at the county fair since he was 5 years old. He lives with his fam­ily on Spinks Farm.

Corbin Young, 5, of Farm­ing­ton, stands be­side his award-win­ning ta­ble set­ting. He used Fisher-Price farm toys to dec­o­rate for “Corbin’s Farm Fresh Break­fast.” His en­try won the Grand Cham­pion Ta­ble Set­ting pur­ple rib­bon for the Pee Wee Ju­nior Di­vi­sion.

This is the last year the Hill brothers of Farm­ing­ton will be able to com­pete to­gether in the Wash­ing­ton County Fair. Trey Hill, 14, Eric Hill, 16, Con­nor Hill, 18, and Sawyer Hill, 11, are com­pet­ing against each other in Class 7 for jersey heifers. Trey came in first place in this group. This is Con­nor’s last year to be able to com­pete in the fair.

Cade Young, 9, of Farm­ing­ton, re­ceived a first place rib­bon for his pho­to­graph of this tree in the ju­nior pho­tog­ra­phy di­vi­sion at Wash­ing­ton County Fair. Cade said he used a tablet to take the pic­ture.

Nick Pohlman of Prairie Grove washes his sheep to com­pete at the Wash­ing­ton County Fair.

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