Keeping a close watch on their cattle at the annual 4-H Fair in Monroe are, pictured clockwise from front left, Kenton Roe (10), Jake Jackson (12), Jacob Baumann (13) and Remington Bultemeier (10), all of Decatur.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
The Adams County 4-H Fair kicked off its five-day run under sunny skies and mostly pleasing temperatures Sunday, with a busy day of activities planned.
Among the more entertaining and highly-attended events was a greased pig contest, held in the livestock show arena. Young fairgoers had their hands full — or perhaps more correctly had them empty — chasing the slippery little porkers around the ring.
Various livestock judging competitions were on tap this morning at the fair, with a grand champions award presentation planned for 6:30 p.m. today.
The highlight of Tuesday’s events at the fair will be the annual 4-H parade, which starts at 7 p.m. and winds through the town of Monroe. Following the parade this year’s 4-H Ambassador will be crowned.
The fair ends Thursday, with the annual livestock auction beginning at 4 p.m.