Mitchell and Ellie Feaga are members of the Howard County 4-H Dairy Club. The siblings, Mitchell a soon-to-be seventh-grader at Glenwood Middle School and Ellie a rising fifth-grader at Bushy Park Elementary are fully immersed in prep for the fair. The duo are both showing dairy cows, entering the famed worm race, participating in the pie contest and helping out during the Cow Milking Contest. Ellie Feaga has the honor this year of crowning the 2012 Little Miss as well as dressing her calf in costume for the New Zoo Revue. Ellie is also entering sewing projects and getting in on the runway fever with the Mini Fashion Revue. Mitchell is volunteering during the Skid Loader contest, the Zero-Turn contest, the archery competition and entering his pig, vegetables and straw for judging. Like so many 4-H members in our region, the Howard County Fair signifies a culmination of a years worth of work. Aside from all the fair activities, Mitchell Feaga rallied his fellow Dairy club members to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The club raised more than $4700 by selling "Moo-ving Toward a Cure" T shirts and cups. The kids sold snowballs, cowboy boots filled with candy and glow sticks in an effort to fill the coffer. According to Mitchell, the organization selected a theme of Fighting Cancer across the States. The local West Friendship club jumped on the bandwagon and chose Tennessee as their state. One club member dressed as "Miss Tennessee" during the Relay for Life. The 4-H Relay for Life team included 30 members who "relayed" all night and took turns resting in a tent provided by a donor. The club is grateful to their leader, Rhonda Winkler, who according to Mitchell always encourages the club members to "do our best and always help our community, our country and our world". Mitchell Feaga says that new members to the 4-H Dairy club are always welcome. Interested? Call 410-489-5115.