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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Fair committee mulls stock sale options


Jerry Hennigar, Roger Miller, Jim Lyle and Jim Kincaid, from the left, were among junior marketers from 1960 who pooled money to buy this year's reserve 4H champion lamb from Garin Monson during the 2019 stock show.

WHITMAN COUNTY – The Palouse Empire Fair's stock sale committee will meet Monday night, June 29, to discuss options for 4H and FFA kids raising animals for a county fair that will not take place.

In a usual year, youth buy and/or raise animals to show at the fair, be analyzed by judges and go up for sale at the conclusion.

Because the 2020 fair has been canceled, the livestock committee has already committed to buying the animals at the floor price – a fluctuating base market price.

"We wouldn't make any money, the kids may lose some," said Eric Appel, committee member and longtime supe...

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