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By Tim Leeds 

4-H again closes fair with market sale


Tim Leeds

Lainey Chagnon works her swine, Boss, while auctioneer Bob Sivertsen sells the animal Sunday at the 4-H market sale in the Bigger Better Barn on the last day of the Great Northern Fair.

A year’s worth of work and a long week of displaying, showing and working again wrapped up for Hill County 4-H’ers Sunday with the market sale at the Bigger Better Barn at the Great Northern Fairground.

Veteran auctioneer Bob Sivertsen auctioned off the animals to local residents and business and organizations representatives who fairly well filled the stands in the Bigger Better Barn.

The 4-H’ers at the sale displayed and worked with the animals during the week, with judges ranking the animals and 4-H’ers’ work with blue, red and white ribbons, and awarding some animals as grand or reserve champions.

The money from the auction goes to the 4-H’er who raised and trained the market animal, with some bidders donating the animal back. When that occurs, the youth again displays the animal in the auction, and the proceeds from that second auction go to the 4-H Foundation to help pay for its work supporting the youth activities.


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