Prepping for the Provincial Winter Fair
For those of us in the 4-H world, the upcoming Provincial Winter Fair is like the Stanley Cup final in hockey.
It is our chance to show the culmination of a season of hard work with our 4-H projects.
The Yale County 4-H Club has been madly preparing for this year’s fair, which is being held in Barriere at the beautiful new agriplex on the Fall Fair grounds.
The fair runs from Friday, Sept. 21, through to Sunday, Sept. 23, with the annual auction taking place on Monday, Sept. 24.
Yale County has 12 sheep members and seven beef members who will be showing their various projects at the Provincial Winter Fair.
They will be competing against members from other 4-H clubs in the district and against each other in classes such as showmanship, market, trim and fit, groups and round-robin.
All 4-H members are required to prepare their animals for their classes assisted only by other 4-H members.
This requires the club members to really work as a team and creates a great sense of mentoring and friendship.
The annual Provincial Winter Fair is sure to be a busy and fun-filled weekend and will end with a bittersweet feeling for some 4-H members.
The sale of a lamb or a steer can bring money signs to the eyes of some kids and tears to the eyes of others.
Either way, those same kids don’t hesitate when they get asked if they are going to sign up next year to do 4-H.
The members of Yale County 4-H Club would like to take this opportunity to thank the town of Barriere, the Provincial Winter Fair committee, our club sponsors, all our buyers and all the volunteers who help make this a very special weekend for us.
Most importantly, we’d like to thank our parents for all their hard work and support throughout the 4-H season.
We hope to see you all at the fair.
For more information, go online to provincialwinterfair.com.