Monday, July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007 Holland, MI

Today we went to the Ottawa County Fair in Holland, MI. We enjoy seeing harness racing at the county fairs and this one did not let us down. The weather was perfect - sunny, warm and low humidity. The crowd was relatively large and enjoyed the show as we did. We were late arriving and only saw the last eight or so races. That surely did not stop our enjoyment. The 4H kids put on great shows by showing the animals that they have been raising. Would you believe - kids taking their young goats (they are kids, too, aren't they?) into a ring and showing them for the judges? It is really nice seeing the pride that the youngsters have in their charges and the hesitancy that they show during the judging. The "goat judge" was not only judging but also teaching them how to act and show for the best results. We thought that was a very nice touch.

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