Wright is ready for the fair

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Easton Buhr, 6, of Eagle Grove, can’t believe his eyes as firefighters from local fire departments drive their fire engines in the Wright County Fair parade Wedneday night.

EAGLE GROVE — Sarah Christopherson, 18, of Humboldt, was busy on Wednesday at the Wright County Fairgrounds preparing to show her sheep at the Wright County Fair.

“This is my first year showing sheep,” she said. “Last year I showed goats.”

Chad Kampen, also of Humboldt, was quick to add how hard Christopherson has worked this year.

“She’s been working them every day since March,” Kampen said. “She puts a lot of time into it.”

Christopherson, a member of Future Farmers of America, makes sure the pens are clean and the animals are taken care of.

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Hudson Wooster, 5, of Eagle Grove, enjoys a frozen treat during the Wright County Fair parade Wednesday evening.

“We wash their legs every other day,” she said. “While at the fair, we feed them every four hours until the show.”

She enjoys the responsibility.

“I love animals,” Christopherson said. “I like getting to care for them and work for them.”

Dave Morgan, of Eagle Grove, was looking over the pigs at the fairgrounds.

He said his family has been in the pig business a long time.

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Mason Carter, 7, of Eldridge, waves as the Wright County Fair parade comes down the street Wednesday night in Eagle Grove.

The fair is about the kids, though, he said.

He has five grandchildren.

“It’s a good hobby for them to get into,” he said. “We go to the county fair and then to the state fair and we love doing it.”

He added, “I don’t think I’ve missed a Wright County Fair since the 1960s.”

More than anything, it’s the people that brings him back every year.

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Sarah Christopherson, 18, of Humboldt, tightens the cover on one of her shape at the Wright County Fair Wednesday afternoon. Christopherson is getting ready to show sheep as a member of Future Farmers of America on Friday.

“It’s a really fun environment and you get to meet a lot of people,” Morgan said. “Being around good people.”

Later in the evening, Bruce Meyer, of Roland, gathered with his twin grandsons, Mason Carter and Jackson Carter, both 7, for the Wright County Fair parade that travelled down West Broadway in Eagle Grove.

“They always come back and stay with us for the fair,” Meyer said. “We volunteer and bring the kids out.”

He added, “There isn’t anything more pleasant than being involved in 4-H activities.”

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An unidentified person in a chicken suit brought some eggs to pass out during the Wright County Fair parade Wednesday night.

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Antique tractors were part of the Wright County Fair parade Wednesday night.