- a night of capturing farm critters and laughter
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[August 03, 2017]
Each year mid-week of the Logan County
Fair the Grandstand entertainment offers one of the most
entertaining competitions. In essence, you take about 100 youth of
various ages, turn them loose to catch various farm animals and
watch what happens.
Youngest children try to catch a chicken. Deceptively coy
chickens stroll about non-chalantly until they sense they are about
to be nabbed, then intuitively dash this way or that, then when or
if caught prove to be quite an arm full for a little child. Middle
aged school children get their challenge catching, holding on to,
and getting a well-shortening-greased pig back to pen. It takes the
full strength, body mass and skill for the oldest kids to rope a
calf and lead it.
Most of the older children have entered the contests year after year
and it is great to observe the transformation from crafting a plan,
altering technique, to successful capture.
The evening also included 4-H judging Scramble calves that were won
last year, raised and returned as Steers.