CUSTER COUNTY–The time has come for students to hang up their county fair ribbons and instead reach for backpacks and textbooks. Following this year’s Custer County Fair, Custer County 4-H Aide Colleen Peterson is pleased with how the week unfolded from clothing construction to the livestock auction and everything in between.
“I thought we had a great fair! We have 4-H volunteers and 4-H families that are just more than willing to help in any way that is needed and that just makes our fair happen,” Peterson told KCNI/KBBN.
Peterson–who is now in the midst of State Fair preparations along with her staff–said she is happy with the number of 4-H participants through the years as well as the generous support of volunteers.
“It [the fair] went very smoothly because of our volunteers things just go very smoothly so I want to thank everybody for their help,” she said.
During the August 11 Ag Society meeting, Extension Educator Troy Walz presented impressive numbers from the fair livestock auction. “The total auction was $361,032.89. That was up $47,000 from last year.”
Walz went on to itemize specific numbers of livestock, numbers of no lesser magnitude. “We had 84 cattle go through the ring, 39 sheep, 68 hogs, and 17 goats. We had an excellent auction.”
Next year’s Custer County Fair dates are set for July 28 to August 3.