As the sun cast a glow across her face, Melissa Pratt stood planted in a prime spot in front of the stage at Buck Miller Arena next to her 13-year-old daughter Hailey, listening to voices croon in country tunes while waiting for a country concert to begin.
Shuttling seniors from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair's activity tent to the parking lot is just one of the duties Thomas Wolf, 17, and Bethany Nusbaum, 18, are in charge of as Mr. and Miss Carroll County 4-H. The duo, who has had a presence at the fair all week, supervised the 2015 4-H Ambassador team Thursday as they handed out water and Turkey Hill ice cream to seniors while they enjoyed an Elvis impersonator.
The Livestock Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting at the fair by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the 4-H exhibitors.
Saturday marked the official first day of the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair, a county tradition more than a century old, which provides a week of family-friendly events centered around agriculture.
For the Carroll County 4-H and FFA fair that is August 1 to 8, Jaycey and her two sisters, Atley, 12, and Trinity, 13, will be showing their livestock in the breeding and showmanship categories as well as judging dairy cows and heifers, which is a cow that has not had a calf.