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Animals, 4-Hers arrive for fair week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOLWESVILLE – The livestock, 4-H’ers and many vendors have arrived and are ready for a busy week at the Orleans County 4-H Fair, which starts today and runs until Saturday night.

The top photo shows Joseph Cecchini, 11, of Medina cleaning a cow this morning at a new wash rack.

The wash rack was a popular place to be this morning. The new wash rack replaces a wooden one. There is also a concrete floor and better drainage.

“It’s way better,” Nicky Farruggia, 16, of Holley said about the new wash rack. In past years, she had to stand in mud to clean her cows.

Zack Farruggia, 17, of Holley cleans a cow this morning. Zack and four of his siblings will be showing animals at the fair this week, including the Dairy Show at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Kelsey Evoy, 19, of Medina cleaned out her horse stall as part of the morning chore routine.

Owen Shaw (left), 10, of Kent had his rabbit, Raven, out to play this morning, to the delight of Aiden Gerling, 4, of Lyndonville. The rabbits are in the Wachob Building, which has a new concrete floor.

The 4-H Senior Council Stand opened at 8 a.m. and James White, a candidate for County Legislature, was inside cooking pancakes. He is pictured with Brandon Stewart, a 4-H member from Spencerport.

White is dating Kristen Marciszewski of Lyndonville. Her mother Dawn Marciszewski helps manage the morning crew of volunteers at the stand.