The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Education

July 20, 2013

4-H teaches valuable lessons

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While he enjoys working with both animals, Heald likes raising pigs more because they take more work. The pigs must be carefully monitored to make sure they eat the right feeds and do not put on too much fat.

So what happens to all of the projects and animals once the fair is over?

Sewing projects can be easily kept or stored away and rabbits do not take up too much space. Most people keep their rabbits, including the Papes who shied away from revealing how many rabbits they own simply saying they had “enough.”

Other animals like Heald’s pigs, get sent to slaughter after the fair, and to Heald, that’s just fine. “That’s just how it goes,” Heald said. “I love bacon.”

The fair runs through Saturday at Beulah Park in Alexandria. A full schedule of fair events with times can be found online at madisoncounty4hfair.com.

If you go What: Madison County 4-H Fair When: July 21-27 Where: Alexandria 4-H Fairgrounds, Beulah Park, Ind. 9 Admission: Free admission, $2 for parking Read about local 10-year members of 4-H and contestants in tonight's 4-H Queen Pageant on Page C4.

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