Support students’ hard work

Published 10:02 am Friday, July 8, 2016

Over the next week, some of Lawrence County’s hardest working young people will show off their accomplishments at this year’s county fair.

After months of hard work, Lawrence County’s 4-Hers and Future Farmers of America will go head-to-head in market and showmanship competitions aimed at testing their knowledge on their projects, as well as how they handle themselves in the ring.

There is no doubt raising a farm animal and handling that animal in an open arena with the distractions of other animals and people takes a lot of dedication, patience and perseverance. As we do each year, The Tribune will highlight the accomplishments of these young people in the pages of our newspaper and give them the recognition they deserve.

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Pre-fair activities begin tonight and the 4-H events begin Saturday and run through July 16. Stop by the livestock arena and show your support by cheering on those hard-working students.

And while you’re there, be sure to take in some of the other festivities of the week. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from the rides and games, food, demolition derby, motocross, rodeo and races. There will also be a contemporary Christian concert and bicentennial night will feature a performance by the Oak Ridge Boys.

If you’re feeling generous, check out the Sweet Tooth Auction at 4 p.m. on Monday. All money goes to help the junior fair board cover the costs of its community service projects and activities.