Another record set at LRC Fair Premium Sale

Updated: September 7, 2018

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

Attendees lined up Friday, Aug. 31, to enjoy a wonderful barbecue lunch before the Little River County Premium Sale at the Little River County Fairgrounds at Foreman. This year’s premium set raised more than $50,000. — Photo courtesy of Joyce Krause

After setting a record in 2017 of $48,305 raised during the Little River County Premium Sale, 2018 was even more impressive according to Premium Sale Committee Chair Tyler Davis.

“For the first time ever, the sale proceeds surpassed $50,000,” Davis said. “Forty five well deserving junior exhibitors displayed their cattle, hogs, lambs, goats and rabbits.”

Davis was thankful for the buyers and donors and added that this is not just covering the cost of raising and caring for these animals, but and investment in the future.

“I would like to thank all buyers and donors for making this a record year,” Davis said.

“Each donation is an investment in our youth’s education. It is also an investment in our rural economy. Yet, the greatest is an investment in human capital. These 4H and FFA exhibitors learn many life skills like initiative, responsibility and hard work from their experience exhibiting livestock. These skills benefit them in whatever career field they pursue later on down the road.

Davis said the success of this year’s Premium Sale would not have been possible without the help of the Little River County community.

“I want to thank all the local businesses and supporters for their generosity and continued support,” Davis said. “This event would not be possible without supporters working tirelessly to prepare and serve a delicious meal.”

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