Some Star Valley families involved with 4-H and FFA programs are feeling a bit out of sorts this week. The Livestock Committee of the Lincoln County Fair is considering making changes to the livestock show schedule for the 2013 Lincoln County Fair.
In the past, 4-H and FFA youth involved in the fair spent the full week of the Lincoln County Fair showcasing their projects and animals. Expenses and hardships of relocating from south Lincoln County to the fair grounds for a week have been used as primary arguments for cutting the time requirements.
Giving area youth their moment to shine and making full use of the Lincoln County Fair Grounds has been the argument for leaving the week-long schedule in place.
Last year when discussions about changing the 4-H and FFA schedule for the 2012 fair took place, the livestock committee and fair board made the decision not to change.
This year the option to keep the existing schedule in place is on the back burner. One proposed option the livestock board is considering calls for having all animals in place by Wednesday of fair week. A second option calls for having all large livestock in place by Tuesday of fair week. Currently animals are in place at the fair on Monday.
In the 2012 Lincoln County Fair there were 217 youth involved in 4-H from Star Valley. There were 60 youth taking part from Cokeville. Kemmerer was represented by 51 4-H youth. The Lincoln County Fair Board will meet next Tuesday, Oct. 16 to review the schedule change recommendation from the livestock committee.