Lebanon’s population of animals and farm creatures has always had a large presence at the Area Fair, and this year was no exception.
Lebanon County 4-H, a youth organization dedicated to hands-on programs in science, agriculture, and health, showed off a wide variety of animals in show this year.
Most of the 4-H competitions (which included produce and science exhibits in addition to animals) were judged this past Saturday, and the entries were awarded with ribbons declaring first through fifth place, among other distinctions.
The National FFA Organization, simply known as FFA (Future Farmers of America), was also present at the fair. The organization teaches young and soon-to-be adults about leadership and career success in a multitude of fields.
Hayden Weaver was named the Youth Dairy Show Supreme Junior Champion on Tuesday. The Youth Market Lamb & Breeding Sheep Show took place on Thursday. Macey Fessler’s lamb was named the Grand Champion market lamb, with Blayne Heisey’s taking the reserve.
Pony Rides hosted by the Hoofs and Horns 4-H Club also took place every day from Sunday to Thursday. You may have missed the Pony Rides, but you’ve still got a day to check out the fair—find the full schedule of events here.
Interested in joining the 4-H Club or FFA? Read up on their membership process here and here, respectively. The 4-H Club allows membership between the ages of 8 and 18, while the FFA allows ages 12 through 21.
View some of the many, many animals that were at the Fair below, and head over to the Lebanon Area Fair Facebook for even more.
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