Suwannee Democrat

Local News

March 23, 2012

Our View: It's for the kids

Live Oak — The Suwannee County Fair begins next week and while most think of the midway rides and the food that is available, there are several hundred kids in our area that look forward to one thing - the Youth Livestock Show and Sale. But which one should the kid attend? 
You see, there will be two shows and sales this year.

We published a story in the March 14 edition that explained, due to a scheduling conflict, the dates of the Suwannee County Fair were moved up. The Fair Board decided to move up the dates of the Livestock Show and Sale as well. However, kids raise their animals in a way to anticipate a certain time period where they will be showing their animal(s) at the fair. As one who showed pigs in several of these shows and sales through high school, this editor can tell you that certain pigs would not have made weight a couple times if made to show them early.

The Livestock Board knows this as well and chose not to change the dates.

Good for them. Why couldn’t the Fair Board agree?

It’s a shame that something fun and rewarding for kids has turned into something like this. It’s for the kids folks. Remember that. 
Let’s support these kids. Go to both shows and sales. It is not their fault there are two of them.

Hopefully there will be enough buyers.

Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Twitter Updates
Suwannee Democrat on Facebook

Did your student take advantage of local summer activities?

Yes, through 4-H or another club.
Yes, through Parks & Recreation.
Yes, summer food service program.
No, they didn’t.
No, we didn’t know there were any.
     View Results