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Family fun at the fair

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Shuler family and friends laying with their animals

Area youth were showcased at the Berrien County Youth Fair in Berrien Springs, Michigan, which took place Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug.19.

Children participated in a variety of activities, including equine events, livestock judging, crafts, baking, floral arrangements and educational contests. Participants work all year on their projects and raising their assorted animals, which includes bunnies, goats, calves, hogs, chickens, ducks, turkeys and dogs. Many were awarded with Championship and Grand Championship trophies, as well as the thrill of participating and socializing with their peers.

The Zeigler, Seifert and Kaminski farms in Three Oaks and Union Pier and the Shuler Dairy Farm in Baroda were all represented in many categories, as was the River Valley Wranglers 4-H Club. All week, there were Grandstand performances, including a circus and carnival ride, games of chance and food of all varieties.

Established in 1945, the fair displays the work of Berrien County youth exhibitors who are ages 5-20 years old.

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Linda Henderson
Correspondent Linda Henderson, AKA Lois Lane, has been passionate about staying on top of late breaking news, ongoing municipal projects and local social events for the past eighteen years. Prior to joining New Buffalo Times, she was a Realtor in Bucktown and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Il. She says, “Waking up and seeing the beauty of Lake Michigan everyday keeps me going, along with my labradoodle and sidekick, Scruffy.”