4-H livestock show highlights Webster Parish Fair

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Pigs and kids alike were squealing at the Webster Parish Fair Wednesday night.

Most of the kids who were squealing were on the Zipper or ferris wheel, while the pig (and some kids’) noises were coming from the livestock barn.

Webster Parish Fair Queen Madison Tanner shares in the joy of a win by Paige Sanders, who won grand champion of the swine show. Judge Charles Edwards helps show off the prize Sanders took home for her win.
Webster Parish Fair Queen Madison Tanner shares in the joy of a win by Paige Sanders, who won grand champion of the swine show. Judge Charles Edwards helps show off the prize Sanders took home for her win.

Approximately 21 4-H’ers exhibited pigs during the annual livestock show.

Paige Sanders won grand champion in the swine showmanship and reserve grand champion pig went to Mackenzie Sanders. In the market class, Paige Sanders took another grand championship, while Kaid Sanders was reserve champion.

Tuesday, the rabbit and chicken competition took over the 4-H barn.

In the rabbit competition, Peyton Griffin won grand champion and Drew Hutchinson was named reserve champion.

In rabbit showmanship, Griffin was grand champion and Karlee Lange was reserve champion.

Kelsey James was grand champion in the chicken contest and Emma Boyd was reserve champion.

In the chicken showmanship, James was grand champion and Peyton Griffin was named reserve champion.

The fun continues Thursday with senior citizen’s day at the armory building from 9 a.m. until noon.

Anslee Woods and Ryder Woods enjoyed the motorcycle rides at the fair.
Anslee Woods and Ryder Woods enjoyed the motorcycle rides at the fair.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. and armbands are $1 off with two canned goods. The Dorcheat Bottom Band will provide entertainment beginning at 7 p.m.

4-H events kick off with the pet costume contest at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 4-H Pee Wee pig show and 4-H leaders and principal pig pusher show at 6 p.m. The beef, dairy, lamb and goat show will begin at 7 p.m.

Friday begins at 11:30 a.m. with the 4-H livestock buyers’ luncheon at the armory building followed by the sale at 1 p.m.

Gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. The Hard Times Band will be the featured performers beginning at 7 p.m.

Saturday is kids’ day from 1 until 5 p.m. with a pizza-eating contest at 2 p.m. Gates open at noon with a special offer of five rides for $5. Char-Ray Karaoke will be from 1 until 5 p.m. followed by the Exit 49 Band performing at 7 p.m.

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