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Bl6*Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 19, 2000
The Y oun
“Toots,” a February calf, found time during show ring practice
to investigate the camera. She and Joshua Sattazahn, of Harris
burg, took first place in the winter calf show.
cookies, fair young
sters find other ave
nues of entertainment.
11, of Harrisburg, and
Douglas Troutman, 7,
of Mohrsville, discover
that trading baseball
cards can be an inter
esting sideshow to ac
tivities in the main
Above, Taylor Hoffman, 4, from Bernville, has a head start on
learning how to fit and show animals. When older siblings are in
volved in showing animals, the younger children of the family get
an early introduction. Taylor needs only a tall glass of cold milk
as he munches on chocolate chip cookies and watches his fami
ly prepare to show Holstein calves.
er Side Of The Fair
Students in the Ranger group from the Goddard School, ages four to
six years old, were on the hunt during the Reading fair. Teachers Tanya
Henne and Rachael Penatzer guided the students as they filled in the
blanks of their scavenger hunt. Students identified livestock breeds,
asked fair participants questions about farming, found examples of hay
and straw, and tracked down a dairy princess signature as they learned
about agriculture during their afternoon field trip.
Tiffany Hoffman, 9, below, carefully guides “Cillana” around the ring
during the fall heifer class. This year is the first year in 4-H for Hoffman,
Caring for and showing animals teaches young participants many
important lessons about responsibility, handling stress, and budget
ing time. Below, Kyle Kulp, 8, from Leesport, learned firsthand how
to take cate of his animals during fair time. This year Kulp, who is
participating in 4-H for the first time, overcame first-year show ring
jitters to take “Annabel!” and “Rock” into the ring and walk away
with several awards.