Competition more friendly than fierce at La Plata County Fair

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Competition more friendly than fierce at La Plata County Fair

Young rivals show beef, sheep and swine at COVID-19-adapted coming together
Blaine Gillen, 2, walks around the La Plata County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Wednesday with his rope as family members compete during the La Plata County Fair. Young farmers, ages 5 to 18, participated in various livestock and non-livestock events through 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs.
Annabel Carithers, 14, competes Wednesday in the grand champion drive market class during the La Plata County Fair in the pavilion of the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Like many, Carithers bemoaned the fair’s lost traditions, like seeing many of her friends compete, but felt happy the youth events could take place.

Competition more friendly than fierce at La Plata County Fair

Blaine Gillen, 2, walks around the La Plata County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Wednesday with his rope as family members compete during the La Plata County Fair. Young farmers, ages 5 to 18, participated in various livestock and non-livestock events through 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs.
Annabel Carithers, 14, competes Wednesday in the grand champion drive market class during the La Plata County Fair in the pavilion of the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Like many, Carithers bemoaned the fair’s lost traditions, like seeing many of her friends compete, but felt happy the youth events could take place.
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