4-H, FFA members see results of hard work at Coos County Fair
MYRTLE POINT, Ore. -- The Coos County Fair is underway in Myrtle Point and we visited with some young people who have worked long and hard in preparation for the big event.
The Coos County Fair is an event members of 4-H and National FFA Organization have been waiting for.
They have worked with their animals daily getting them ready to show.
"Hours, hours and hours," says Kaylie Martindale of the time it took to prepare for the show. She took second place in Intermediate Chicken Showmanship.
"It's all year round,” says 2015 Grand Champion Master Showman Kira Bjornerud. “I usually get out on the weekends because I'm on the dance team at my school, so it's kind of stressful."
"It's a yearlong thing,” adds State and Coos Exhibit Ambassador Samantha Jackson. “These animals, we just don't go buy them last week and then be like, 'yeah we raised them.' We really do raise most of them."
For many, their hard work over the year all pays off at the fair.
"I'm really excited because we have never gotten second in English, and we have never, ever gotten a first in showmanship," says Jenna Erickson, a first place finisher in showmanship.
For others it's all about the fair experience.
"You get to meet a lot of new people; you make a lot of new friends,” Bjornerud says, “and also just spending a lot of time with the animals is a lot of fun as well."
Coos County Fair has just begun, so there's plenty of time to visit.
It runs through Saturday until 10 p.m.