The 81st Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair is taking place this week.
Wednesday morning the sheep judging took place. Numbers this year were down compared to the past several years. Pat Toohill is a 4-H Superintendent who helped with the sheep judging process, he believes the lack of funding for the fairs has caused those who would normally bring their sheep out to stay away this year. According to Toohill, despite the lack of numbers, it was still a good show this year.
[audio:farmercityfair1.mp3]A Word From Toohill[/audio]
John Coors is a 4-H leader in New Holland and has children currently in 4-H and they brought sheep out to show at this years fair. Coors says going through the 4-H program and taking part in all the activities goes beyond the fair weeks and the shows the kids do, he says its a good opportunity for kids meet people from all over.
[audio:farmercityfair2.mp3]A Word From Coors[/audio]
Lance Speiker the Chairman of the Raceway committee, he explains the fair this year is going to have a special new event. The Bobcat Rodeo is a new event to the fair. He explains it is basically bobcats going through an obstacle course while being timed.
[audio:farmercityfair3.mp3]A Word From Speaker[/audio]
The 81st Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair continues on until Saturday. For a full judging schedule and fair schedule, you can visit the Fair's webpage at farmercityfair.com.
You can hear live coverage from the Fair from 1-2pm on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW today and Friday, and from 9:30-11am Saturday as well.