A hoppin’ good time

Excelsior 4-H Club member Bobby Sontag, of Chisago Lakes, gives his 2-year-old Holstein cow, “Cassie,” a gentle shave on Thursday afternoon in preparation of the dairy show on Saturday at the Chisago County Fair. Photos by Jon Tatting

By Jon Tatting

Those hard working kids from 4-H clubs from around the county are back showing their animals and skills at the Chisago County Fair.

At the 4-H rabbit show on Thursday, the judge awarded champion to a Californian breed owned and shown by Anna Nelson of the Northern Lights 4-H Club. Reserve champion went to a much smaller rabbit, a Netherland Dwarf buck, handled by Willow Weaver of the Height Seekers Club. Both girls and their rabbits qualify for state competition.

At the county fair’s 4-H rabbit show on Thursday, the judge awarded champion to a Californian breed owned by Anna Nelson (right) of the Northern Lights 4-H Club and reserve champion to a Netherland Dwarf buck handled by Willow Weaver of the Height Seekers Club.

Also on Thursday were the 4-H animal science interviews starring beef, sheep, swine, dairy, horse and goats. Open and 4-H poultry judging events were held, too.

Today (Friday) has been busy with swine, sheep and beef judging; the 4-H Horse Show — pleasure and games; the lamb lead at 4 p.m.; and the 4-H Style Show at 5:30 p.m.

And a whole lot more including the WSCA Horse Show and additional 4-H animal shows are planned for Saturday, when the big county fair parade begins at 3 p.m. in Rush City. For a complete schedule of fair events, go to www.chisagocountyfair.org.

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