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  South Logan County Fair - A Recap
By: Ciarra Luebke, Booneville FFA Member
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
     
“I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that aspiring task.”

These words, written by E.M. Tiffany, make up the last paragraph of the FFA creed, and these words have never rang more true at the South Logan County Fair than they have this year.

Coming to the fair, one never knows what to expect. Maybe there will be hardly anyone showing livestock or maybe only a few kids from the local FFA Chapter, but when livestock check-in time rolled around on September 5th, that was clearly not the case. With Logan County being divided, the Booneville and Magazine FFA Chapters have always been prominent at the South Logan County Fair, but this year, the Paris and Scranton FFA Chapters were also well represented. With these FFA Chapters, animal numbers were higher than the past few years. There was a great turnout of cattle, goats, swine and poultry.

All four chapters even found time to give back to the community. With the help of the FFA Chapters, the fair hosted a petting zoo for Booneville Elementary School. Kindergarten through the 3rd grade was able to come out to get a glimpse of what we do. They came around to all of us and were able to see our animals and ask questions about them. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to share what you love to do with interested youngsters that are the next potential showers.

Not only did we find time for a petting zoo, but also to help with the Premium Dinner. All four chapters helped with everything from preparing the meal to actually serving it. As all the exhibitors participating in the auction and the sponsors that make it possible came through the line, they were sure to see a familiar face as each of the four chapters were represented. After the meal, we wrapped up some of the remaining food to auction for donations. The money that we made was divided between our chapters.

The beautiful thing about the fair and FFA is that together they give you the opportunity to meet and connect with people in which you share your passions. Those few days gave us all a chance to bond together and form friendships that last a lifetime. Everyone helped each other and shared what we learned from our past showing experiences. We all supported and cheered for one another as we competed in the show ring. We came together as one organization and painted the fair blue and gold with our strong FFA spirit. It is these times and these unbreakable FFA ties that made the South Logan County Fair a success and made the unforgettable memories that we will always carry.

 
 
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