4-H'ers find fun at sheep show
By KERRI SACCHET / Staff Writer
Erin Canfield, 9, gave her sheep one more brush and took the halter off its neck.
She didn't expect to win first place in the show because of the animal's wrinkled coat and thin body.
Canfield spent nearly two hours each day preparing the sheep for the 4-H/FFA and Open Class Sheep Show at the Ag Expo Wednesday night, but she said winning isn't everything. To her, the best part of 4-H is having a good time.
"He probably won't do that good; but it's fun and I enjoy doing it," Canfield said.
After struggling to hold their sheep in place without halters during the show, the 4-H members are given different colored ribbons that assign each a winning place in the competition.
Ashley Hose, 16, said her sheep won fifth place in its class and she was content just to have participated in the event.