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Growth in entries doesn’t slow down rabbit show

Around 100 exhibits were entered in this year’s Junior Fair Rabbit Show, up again from the prior year.

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Winning exhibitors in the Junior Fair Rabbit Show were: from the left, first row: Emma Rister, reserve mixed breed; Robby Weikart, champion mixed breed; and Madison Beck, reserve fancy; second row: Logan Cox, junior showmanship; Brook Zarnosky, champion fancy; and Jesse Kean, champion commercial; and third row: Holly Parker, reserve commercial; Jennifer Poling, intermediate showmanship and champion meat pen; and Chelsea Cox, senior showmanship and reserve meat pen. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Even so, the judging was done in less than four hours.

“This has to be the fastest we’ve done,” show organizer Misty Kipker announced to the audience as the show wrapped up.

“It went really well,” she continued later.

Part of it was the judges and the cooler temperatures, but the Junior Fair participants played a significant role, she said.

“The kids listened, were ready to show and they knew what they had. That made it go quickly.

“We’ve got a great bunch of kids.”

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