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August 16, 2013

Lawrence County Fair: A roaring good time as ‘animals’ dress up

NEW CASTLE — A cow wept and held tightly to his mother while three lambs pranced and a lion roared.

Those “animals” were children dressed as their favorite creatures and competed for best costume Thursday morning at the Lawrence County Fair.

About 75 proud parents and grandparents gathered to watch the drama.

All contestants were assigned numbers and paraded across the stage for judging. There were ribbons for boys’ and girls’ costumes and for the best floats, which were pulled on wagons. Winners were:

•Girls — Alivia Myer, first; Jaina Reiber, second; Ann McCullough, third.

•Boys — Grady George, first; Owen Imbrogno, second; Henry Thomas, third.

•Floats — Barn, with Chloe and Nicholas Painter and Jaina Reiber, first; zoo, with Alivia Myer, second; and mouse trap, with Brooks Buly, third.

Winners got ribbons, but all entrants took home something. Everybody got a T-shirt and bags of items donated by Dr. David Spokane of New Castle and potato chips donated by Herr’s.

Katie Wilson, Cherie Schooley and Nancy Rogers were in the charge of the event.

Wilson announced that next year, toddlers will dress as farm animals and ages 2 to 7 will dress as heroes.


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