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By Cyd Lass
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No demolition derby for this year's fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting Monday in advance of the 2019 Fair. At the meeting, they discussed additions to the 4-H livestock portion of the fair, advertising, pricing and discussed a substitute for their consideration of the demolition derby.

 

April 11, 2019



WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting Monday in advance of the 2019 Fair. At the meeting, they discussed additions to the 4-H livestock portion of the fair, advertising, pricing and discussed a substitute for their consideration of the demolition derby.

At last month’s Fair Board meeting, Joe Maul proposed acting as contractor for a 25-car derby to be held on Saturday night to close off the week of activities.

However, prior to Monday’s meeting while looking into the derby, Maul announced the demolition derby wouldn’t be able to happen.

“There is a derby the same night in Riverton, Cheyenne and one in Montana, then there’s a derby in Basin the next day,” Maul said. He explained that because of this, the proposed derby wouldn’t have enough cars.

The Fair Board will now be looking at other possible entertainment ideas in place of the derby.

“I still think we need something motorized,” noted Fair Board treasurer Marty Cross.

Also discussed at the meeting were changes to the Junior Livestock portion of the fair. Washakie County 4-H and Youth Educator Amber Armajo came to the meeting to propose the idea of a carcass contest for all livestock.

The Washakie County Fair has had a beef carcass contest for many years. This year will be the first time the fair will have a livestock carcass contest. The competition will be divided into four categories: beef, swine, goat and sheep.

Armajo discussed the opportunities brought to the table with a livestock carcass contest, such as adding another opportunity for children to learn about their project. With a livestock carcass contest, kids will be able to adjust their project work and feeding program for future years.

In addition to discussing the contest, Armajo also discussed an addition of an RFID (radio frequency identification) reader to this year’s fair as well as committee bylaws and updated rules and guidelines of the livestock sale.

 
 

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