La Conner residents win ribbons at county fair


August 17, 2022

Marissa Conklin

BACK IN ACTION – The Skagit County Fair had a big turnout this year. Bright lights from the Ferris wheel illuminated the long lines of people waiting to buy tickets and cotton candy Saturday, Aug. 13.

After a vigorous week at the Skagit County fair, two leaders with La Conner roots are taking it easy.

As 4H dairy supervisor for the whole fair, Chelsy Mesman of Mesman Farms helped 18 young people between the ages of nine and 18 prepare and show their cows.

"It's a lot of responsibility and a lot of kids," she said.

Valley Green Acres 4H Horse Club supervisor Lauren Hedlin of Hedlin Family Farms worked with 10 young riders who performed in the horse arena.

All county 4H clubs arrived two days early to set up their barns and bring their washed and groomed animals in. The day before the...

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