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Overbrook Fair 4-H Pet Show gives opportunities for learning, confidence building

A pet show exhibitor at the Overbrook Osage County Fair, held Aug. 14, 2021, explains how she cares for her pet chicken. Michael Turner photo.

By Pet Show Superintendent Marty Young

The last show of the Overbrook Osage County Fair was held Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at the Overbrook Fairgrounds show arena. Twenty-one children participated in the show, 11 enrolled in 4-H and 10 in the open class. A wide variety of pets were on display, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, goats, chickens, fish, even a hermit crab and a miniature donkey. An awards ceremony was held after the show. All of the children were awarded ribbons and refreshments were served.

The pet show at the Overbrook Osage County Fair has steadily increased in popularity over the last few years. This year was by far the biggest show in recent history. The 4-H Pet Project provides an opportunity for younger children to gain experience in areas such as public speaking, project learning, leadership, and confidence-building, all while having fun.

Pet show exhibitors talk to the judges about their pets. Photos by Michael Turner, Osage City.

 

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