Photo Gallery: Erica Galvin's images from Tuesday at the fair
Plenty of food and fun prevailed Tuesday as the Lawrence County Fair continued with its 2012 edition. News photographer Erica Galvin was on hand to capture a gallery of images.
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Lawrence County Fair: Youths show, sell grand champion animals
The most glorious time for 4-H youths at the fair is when their animals receive a grand champion banner. That means a lot of hard work, time and effort that went into a year of preparation has paid off, because that animal is the top one of its kind at the Lawrence County Fair.
Lawrence County Fair: Local women nab multiple honors
Two Lawrence County women are among those who impressed the fair judges this year with their expertise with a needle. Eleanore Patton of the Mahoning Valley Grange won all blue ribbons and best-of-show ribbons for her entries in the adult sewing competition in previous years, and this year was no different.
Lawrence County Fair: Clean drinking water for Uganda goal of project
The purchase of a necklace or shoulder bag at the fair is helping give an African village clean drinking water. Richard Welch, regional director of the Ugandan Water Project, said the jewelry, purses and wood carvings he was selling this week at the organization’s booth at the Lawrence County Fair are made by Ugandan women.
Lawrence County Fair: Teen’s Holstein reigns supreme
Claire Nye’s cow has a great udder. That was what judges in the dairy ring at the Lawrence County Fair determined when they presented Bessie with a banner as the supreme cow of the junior dairy show.
One Last Look: Photo galleries, video and stories from the Lawrence County Fair
It was a week to remember. Plenty of food, fun and excitement took place at the Lawrence County Fair. Relive all the memories one more time.
Photo Gallery, Story: Livestock auction caps county fair
Cooler weather, blue skies and support of the agriculture industry were among reasons meat-buyers went to the fair early Saturday. But most went to put their money behind the hard-working youths who had spent the year raising animals for this big week.
Honors presented as fair ends
Every year, at least two youths stand out from the crowd at the Lawrence County Fair. That is especially true when it comes to dedication and involvement in 4-H and livestock. This year, Jocelyn Kelly of Wampum and Jenny Ratvasky of Volant were considered as among those by their peers and 4-H and FFA leaders.
Photo Gallery, Story: Grand champion animals selected
The top-showing animals at the Lawrence County Fair and the youths who raised them were honored with banners and ribbons. Buyers at the Lawrence County Junior Livestock Sale Saturday paid for those winners as a way to support local 4-H and FFA youths and their endeavors.
Wool fashions highlighted in sheep show
The beautiful possibilities of wool were on display Friday night at the Lawrence County Fair. About 200 people attended the annual Lead Line fashion show in the livestock arena, where children ages four to 18 and some adults modeled handmade woolen clothing in glorious variety.
Photo Gallery, Story: Olympics help farm families pass time at fair
Even the county fair can get boring for farm kids who stay on the grounds all week. For them — and other interested youngsters — the “Farm Olympics” were born to add some fun with farm-themed contests.
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