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Schuylkill County Boasts “Have We Got A Fair For You *
Briana Shealer shows the champion and reserve
LOU ANN GOOD
Lancaster Farming Staff
SUMMIT STATION (Schuyl
kill Co.) At every fair 4-H’ers
play a substantial part in live
stock showing. Raising the ani
mals and preparing them for
showing requires lots of work
At the Schuylkill County Fair,
Aug. 7-12, 4-H’ers also provided
activities in honor of Dairy Day.
Visitors vied for prizes in the but
ter making contest, ice cream
eating contest, milk chugging
contest, and other activities.
The events caused lots of
Eva Roeder, Lebanon, shows off one of the many
blue ribbons she won at the fair. With her are her daugh
ter Sue Hanson and granddaughter Kate, who fly in from
California to enjoy the annual fair.
■ Q . u j.^. 9 . al the , *"J rom l en ’ are M ‘ rgaret .? chna * e - In the junior division, the supreme champion cow I. shown by Aaron Ruck,
Anna Middleton, and Clara Brenning. The quilt in the Andres. With him is his parents Brian and Brenda, and sister Kaitlyn, 9.
background was raffled to raise funds for the fair. ’
laughs, messiness, and some
arms aches from shaking a jar of
cream into butter.
In livestock competition, Paul
and Briana Shealer showed
many of the champion animals.
The brother and sister team from
Auburn said they share many of
the chores, but when it comes to
show ring they compete against
Paul showed the Big Guy, a
purebred Black Angus, which
took champion market steer hon
ors. Paul also showed the re
serve market hog and the grand
champion market goat.
Turning cream into butter is no easy feat according to Schuylkill County Fair
Queen Katee Frank, Princess Codi McGuinness, and Little Miss Tiffany Piker, 9.
The ice cream eating
contest would be easier
Briana showed Rita, the
champion market hog, the cham
pion and reserve market lambs,
Thelma and Louise.
Aaron Ruch, 17, Andreas,
showed a 3-year-old Holstein for
the Supreme champion cow over
The homebred cow was raised
on his parents’ Brian and Bren-
da Ruch’s farm where they
milk 45-50 cows.
Peach ice cream sundaes is the most popular choice
by fairgoers. Here Schuylkill County Dairy Princess Sa
mantha Snyder and Li’l Dairy Miss Madlyn Daubert show
off the sundae made by Victoria Daubert, Gail Moyer,
Melanie Daubert, and Helen Leatherman.