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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Cat show teaches showmanship

 

September 12, 2019

Clara Jo Beyer

Clara Jo Beyer shows her cat at the fair. She is a part of the Albion 4H club.

When it comes to showing animals at the Palouse Empire Fair, the first thought many might have is of children showing steers, pigs, sheep, goats and other varieties of livestock.

There is another division of showing animals that gets much smaller – ― cats.

"This is a great beginner animal project," said Tarri Steiger, superintendent of the cat show and historian for the Palouse Empire Fair Foundation. "A majority of these kids have been showing cats since they were Cloverbuds."

This year had a showing of eight participants.

"We were at our average this year," Steiger said. "On high year...



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