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The return of county fair

4-H and fair enjoying resurgence here in Crook County


July 18, 2019

A decade ago, it wasn’t uncommon to hear someone lament that the days of county fair were seeming numbered. This summer, nothing could be further from the truth for the kids of Crook County.

In 2012, when Sara Fleenor took over as 4-H Educator for the county, just 13 cattle were entered into the fair; this year, she says, there are 95. Meanwhile, from 30 kids of Crook and Weston Counties at the annual 4-H camp in that first year, the number had risen this summer to over 100.

“I think there are places where fair is really struggling and I’m really proud to say that I don’t believe it...

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