4H Livestock Auction Tonight: 4Her Stephanie Chaplin
shows off a black angus steer on Wednesday afternoon during the Cattle Show
at the Porter County Fair. The Livestock Celebration Auction will take place
this evening starting at 6 p.m. located in the 4-H Livestock Arena in the
center of the Midway.
Learning about goats: Noah Lussman and his siblings got
to hold a baby goat Wednesday afternoon at the Porter County 4-H Fair.
Pictured with their grandmother, Chesterton resident Barbara Bolesch, are
Noah, Ben, and Stephanie. The children are visiting from Iowa and spent
Wednesday afternoon at the Porter County Fair with their grandparents Barbara
and George Bolesch. The Lamancha goat named Mitsy is owned by Jessica Medley
Dressed and Ready to Show: Jamie Cahillane and her horse
Flash earned Reserve Champion in the 4-H Horsemanship competition on
Wednesday afternoon in the Porter County Fair Horse arena. Cahillane will be
a junior this fall at Chesterton High School.
Ready for a Walk: Morgan Meyer, a 4-Her of Westville,
places a halter on her horse Charlie before taking him out to exercise on
Wednesday afternoon. The duo will be participating in competitions including
English Pleasure and already took part in Jumping in the horse arena at this
year’s Porter County Fair. Morgan will be a junior this fall at Chesterton
High School. The Fair continues through the end of the week, with the 4-H
Livestock Auction tonight beginning at 6 p.m.
Practice makes perfect: Chris
Hughes is pictured in his show attire riding his horse Sage in the practice
ring, preparing for Showmanship and Horsemanship competition on Wednesday
afternoon at the Porter County 4-H Fair. Hughes will be starting his junior
year at Chesterton High School this fall.
Freshly Groomed: 4-Her Alex Hughes, an 8th grader at St.
Patrick's School in Chesterton, is shown brushing his horse “Cat” on
Wednesday afternoon in the horse stables. The duo finished Showmanship
earlier in the day and were preparing for Junior Horsemanship and Western
Pleasure later in the afternoon. (Tribune photos by Dana Gilbertson)