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First time exhibitors enjoy the fair

The Garlick twins, Bay and Latigo started off their first year in Dixieland 4-H by exhibiting at the recent Madera District Fair.

Their hard work over the summer months preparing their projects was rewarded with a good deal of success.

Bay exhibited a 4-H Reserve Champion Suffolk market lamb and earned a second in junior sheep showmanship.

Latigo, wasn’t left behind and earned the title of outstanding first time rabbit exhibitor and placed first in the junior dog obedience competition.

Rounding out this young man’s accomplishments were a second in junior rabbit showmanship, best of breed and best opposite in the all other heavyweight rabbit division.

These busy fourth graders at Sherman Thomas Charter School are son and daughter of Bill and Tashia Garlick of Madera.

Syeda Lila Razvi is also brand new to the 4-H program. She and her parents thought it best to start out with only one animal to exhibit at the fair, so she entered a young Nubian dairy goat.

Before the fair Lila was worried that her animal would be frightened by the new surroundings and other animals.

She worked extra hard with this young doe and placed first in junior dairy goat showmanship.

She obviously chose the right animal to exhibit as she was awarded the champion junior AOB doe, reserve champion AOB doe overall and the reserve supreme champion dairy goat, all with this one little doe.

Lila is the daughter of Basit and Lori Razvi of Madera and, with her older sister, milks sox dairy goats every day.

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