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Tabler: Fair Seems To Be Growing

<p><strong>Premium sale</strong>. Josie O’Bar walks her purebred beef grand champion cow around the show ring during Saturday’s junior premium auction during the 70th annual South Logan County Livestock Show and Fair. (See back page for more photos.)</p>

Premium sale. Josie O’Bar walks her purebred beef grand champion cow around the show ring during Saturday’s junior premium auction during the 70th annual South Logan County Livestock Show and Fair. (See back page for more photos.)

<p>Sue Jones checks in home economics exhibits.</p>

Sue Jones checks in home economics exhibits.

<p>Ty Carter places her chicken in a pen on poultry check-in day.</p>

Ty Carter places her chicken in a pen on poultry check-in day.

<p>Vanessa Schmuck washes her purebred heifer.</p>

Vanessa Schmuck washes her purebred heifer.

<p>JJ Keats has her chuckwagon dinner plate.</p>

JJ Keats has her chuckwagon dinner plate.

<p>Lexi Danekas showed the grand champion commercial ewe.</p>

Lexi Danekas showed the grand champion commercial ewe.

<p>Exhibitors conducted a petting zoo for Booneville Elementary School students like those above on Wednesday.</p>

Exhibitors conducted a petting zoo for Booneville Elementary School students like those above on Wednesday.

<p>Marsha Smith and the three not-so little pigs.</p>

Marsha Smith and the three not-so little pigs.

<p>The rabbit show was held Thursday.</p>

The rabbit show was held Thursday.

<p>Dillon Todd decides to ride his brother’s goat.</p>

Dillon Todd decides to ride his brother’s goat.

<p>Trace Nicolas watchs as Brandon Sing takes bids on his 4H pullet chain chickens.</p>

Trace Nicolas watchs as Brandon Sing takes bids on his 4H pullet chain chickens.

<p>Wyatt Rongey gets help with his shaving his cow.</p>

Wyatt Rongey gets help with his shaving his cow.

<p>The Magazine 4H seed spitting team of Adrian Staton, Staysha Faught and Adam Toland</p>

The Magazine 4H seed spitting team of Adrian Staton, Staysha Faught and Adam Toland

<p>Claire Parker pedals the tractor during the show-de-o</p>

Claire Parker pedals the tractor during the show-de-o

The 70th annual South Logan County Livestock Show and Fair came to a close Saturday night with the junior premium livestock auction for 22 exhibitors.

The 22 premium sale qualifiers is low compared to some previous years but it had nothing to do with the number of entrants, or variety, but rather how the exhibitors chose the animals they wished to present at the auction.

Actually, fair board president Sam Tabler said, the pertinent numbers for the fair were better than most recent fairs.

“Our exhibit numbers were up for the year,” said Tabler. “We were real pleased with that. The fair seems to be growing. I think it is one of the more successful fairs in the past several years.”

Specifically, Tabler said, cattle entries were higher than previous fairs.

More exhibits, especially if it is from more exhibitors, feeds other numbers to which the fair board pays attention.

“I think our attendance was up,” said Tabler. “I think the weather was a little bit cooler than it was last year. We also had the bounce-arounds that attracted younger people.

“Of course the chuckwagon supper also brings in a nice crowd.”

The bounce-arounds were several inflatable attractions and games from Carnival Party. A newcomer to the fair in 2012, rather than a single night, the attractions were up Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday afternoon this year. The chuckwagon dinner is the annual free meal provided by First Western Bank.

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