PRESTON- The Franklin County Fair opened today in Preston, and the always popular livestock auction will be held the last day, Friday, starting at 4:30pm.
One of the participants is Kate Rindlesbaker, who graduated from Preston High School this year. She said she’s been active in the FFA program for ten years and has won such honors as Quality Grand Championship Beef twice and Quality Reserve Grand Champion once. This year, she is showing beef again, and she admitted raising a steer can be tough.
“It’s a lot of work. You’re out there working with them every night. You have to train them, you have to get them used to a halter, a show stick, a comb, and to people. You’re just out there putting so much time and effort into it,” she explained.
Jason Wade, whose father is chairman of the Franklin County Market Animal Show and Sale, is showing lambs and beef. His father, Alan, said hopefully a lot of people will come to the sale. He would like to see these young people reap some rewards for their efforts.