4-Hers show chickens at fair

Published 1:32 am Thursday, July 15, 2021

ROME TOWNSHIP — The first animal competition took place on Saturday at the Lawrence County Fair, the day before opening ceremonies.

The 4-H and FFA market chicken, fancy poultry and showmanship event was held in the 4-H building.

According to Rachel Fraley, 4-H extension educator, grand champion in the market chicken completion was Eilee Freeman, with Remee Carpenter winning reserve champion.

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In fancy poultry, Alex Walker was grand champion and Freeman won reserve.

And in the showmanship event, where 4-Hers are judges on presenting and talking about the birds, Freeman was senior showman and Walker was junior showman.