Fair was blessed with great weather

Staff Reports Posted 30 July 2014 at 12:00 am

About 25,000 attended last week’s 4-H Fair

Provided photo – Royalty at the Orleans County 4-H Fair were crowned on Saturday with a brother and sister from Lyndonville – Ian and Jordyn Smith – picked as king and queen. They are pictured at right in the back row in this photo. Other royalty include, from left: Rachel Gregoire of Murray (duchess), Zach Moore of Albion (duke); Jacques Gregoire of Murray (prince) and his sister Grace Gregoire (princess).

KNOWLESVILLE – The Orleans County 4-H Fair dodged rain for nearly six days last week, leading to a turnout of about 25,000 people.

That is about average for the fair, which is one of the most successful small county fairs in the state, said Robert Batt, a 4-H educator. The Orleans County 4-H Fair draws the crowds without selling alcohol. The events are all youth and family oriented.

Saturday’s fair finale included the crowning of fair royalty. The following 4-H’ers were recognized:

A brother and sister from Lyndonville, Ian and Jordyn Smith, were crowned king and queen. Both Ian and Jordyn are long-time exhibitors in the rabbit area.

Zach Moore of Albion and Rachel Gregoire of Murray were named duke and duchess. Zach exhibits in the poultry and sheep animal areas as well as having several entries in the family and consumer science division. Rachel exhibits poultry and also had many exhibits in the family and consumer science division as well as being an integral part of running the building as a teen leader.

This year’s prince and princess were Jacques Gregoire and Grace Gregoire, another brother and sister team. Jacques and Grace both exhibit poultry and both dedicated many hours to working in both the family and consumer science building and the 4-H run food stands at the fair.