FAIR TIME IN WALLOWA COUNTY

August 08, 2001 12:00 am
EASY DOES IT: Tayton LaPointe and his father, Dan, of Clackamas try to feed Reba, the red-headed heifer, an apple at the Kiesecker ranch on Fence Creek along the Imnaha River. Brent Kiesecker, 15, who has a hold on Reba's halter, will show Reba in this week's county fair. Reba looks like a red Holstein but is a cross between a Holstein and a Red Saler. (Submitted photo by JERRY KIESECKER).
EASY DOES IT: Tayton LaPointe and his father, Dan, of Clackamas try to feed Reba, the red-headed heifer, an apple at the Kiesecker ranch on Fence Creek along the Imnaha River. Brent Kiesecker, 15, who has a hold on Reba's halter, will show Reba in this week's county fair. Reba looks like a red Holstein but is a cross between a Holstein and a Red Saler. (Submitted photo by JERRY KIESECKER).

By Gary Fletcher

Observer Staff Writer

ENTERPRISE As American as Apple Pie is the theme of the Wallowa County Fair, which got under way Monday and runs through Saturday.

Emphasizing 4-H and FFA achievements, the fair in north Enterprise includes everything from sewmanship to showmanship.

Fathers of the young participants are serving breakfast from 6 to 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The complete list of activities is included in a 63-page fair supplement, available at the Wallowa County Extension Office and at the fairgrounds.

Mondays activities began with the raising of the flag at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 4-H Horse Show.

Cloverleaf Hall is open with photography, sewing and craft exhibits, as well as floral, produce and cooked foods.

The dog agility contest starts at 3 p.m. today. Young people from across the county have been bringing their animals to the fair today for judging and selling.

The 4-H/FFA Market Livestock competition begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. Livestock judging is at 2 p.m. and the 4-H goat show starts at 3:30 p.m.

The small animal show kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday, including rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs and pheasants.

Fridays 2:30 p.m. livestock conformation is for breeding beef, swine, dairy, dairy goat and sheep.

A teen dance sponsored by the FFA is scheduled for 8 that evening.

High school students are involved in FFA while 4-H is geared for children from grade four through high school. The younger children will participate in the pee-wee sheep showmanship event at 10 a.m. Saturday.

An awards program is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The fair will wrap up with the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. That will be followed by the FFA barbecue.

Emily Maasdam, Joy Kuppinger and Chelcee Noland are members of this years 4-H court.