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Queen reigns supreme in showmanship
From high heels and a tiara to work boots and a plaid shirt, the 2010 Madison County 4-H queen proved she was the best in showmanship.
Teens beef up the fair
Six in the morning? They’re feeding the cows. After school? They’re brushing the cows. Long day at practice? Doesn’t matter, they’re taking care of the cows.
Editorial: County fair offers connection to community’s rural roots
What pops up into your mind when you think of the county fair? Elephant ears, corn dogs, roasting ears and fried vegetables? Or maybe Ferris wheels and carousels? Some folks think of farm animals, from cattle to hogs to rabbits to chickens and alpacas.
Video: Kids get birds to crow their hearts out
How to make a rooster crow.
Hide their heads from the light. Crow with them. Clap your hands. Wave a good-looking hen before their eyes. Beg them.
Madison County 4-H Fair Schedule July 19-24
Judging and entertainment are scheduled this week at the Madison County 4-H Fair.
Siblings show grand champion gilt, barrow
Samantha Thurston, 16, of Alexandria had the grand champion barrow, a Duroc, in Monday night's swine show at the Madison County 4-H Fair.
Fair food a popular part of 4-H celebration
The swine show, the parade, the fair queen and the carnival rides are all trademarks of the annual 4-H fair in Alexandria, but a crucial aspect of the fair goes without ribbons or awards.
Photo gallery: 4-H Fair Parade
Photos from the 2010 4-H Fair Parade. The parade, in addition to the crowning of the 4-H Queen marks the start of the 2010 4-H Fair which is held in Alexandria at the Fair Grounds.
Brown to reign over 4-H Fair
Autumn Brown remembers looking up to Madison County 4-H queens as a youngster and said she always hoped she’d be the one that the young girls looked up.
Parade signals beginning of 4-H fair
The Madison County Fair officially kicked off Sunday with the 4-H parade through downtown Alexandria. Rollerskaters, politicians, miniature horses, tractors and of course 4-H’ers walked the parade path ending at the fairgrounds.
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