Support those showing animals at Youth Fair

To the editor:

I am Amaris Fultz. I am writing because the Mifflin County Youth Fair is happening soon. I live in Reedsville, and I am in the lamb club and the dairy feeder club this year. I will show my animals, River, Rose and Rory, at the fair. It takes place Aug. 6-11. I would like people of our community to consider coming to the fair! There are a lot of great things to do and see.

The livestock auction begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. This is how many 4-H and FFA members are rewarded for their hard work. The money from the sale of the animal goes to the 4-H or FFA member. We keep records of what it costs to raise and care for our animals and any money over that amount is our profit.

If people choose to purchase well-cared-for, quality livestock, there are several options for processing the animal. The fair committee hauls animals to certain processors free of charge. However, if you don’t want to keep the animal you purchase, you can always take part in the buy-back program. The buy-back program allows you to support the hardworking, 4-H and FFA members but only pay the difference between the buy-back program price and your bid price.

There are many things to do and see at the Mifflin County Youth Fair, so come out and have fun at the fair while supporting the community’s youth. All of the Extension office staff, 4-H members and leaders work very hard throughout the year to make the fair successful. You can contact the Mifflin County Extension Office at (717) 248-9618 for more information.

Amaris Fultz