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Youth earn $63,150 from fair auction
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TRINITY – While the number of youth livestock projects was down this year, overall sale prices were up significantly during last week’s 63rd Annual Trinity Community Fair. During Saturday’s auction, a total of 50 animals and one cake were up for sale, netting local FFA and 4-H students a total of $63,150 in sales. That figure does not include the “add on” dollars donated to individual students either before or after the sale to boost their earnings. At last year’s auction, a total of 64 livestock projects sold for $51,475. The grand champion steer exhibited by Mallory Stout of the Trinity Junior FFA was purchased by Affordable Plumbing for $4,800. While the purchase price was up from the $4,500 paid for the 2011 champion, it fell short of the record $5,200 paid by the 7-11 Social Club for the top steer in 2009. Saturday’s livestock auction culminated the two-day fair, which was hit hard by heavy rains on Saturday. While the rainfall was needed, the showers that swept through the area forced fair organizers to cancel the annual downtown parade and curtailed many of the day’s outdoor activities. In addition to the livestock entries, the fair included the annual queen’s contest, the Lil’ Miss September Pageant, musical entertainment and exhibits that included home baking, canning and art. All kinds of food and arts and crafts booths also were located around the Trinity Community Center grounds for the enjoyment of fair goers. In the 2012 Trinity Fair Queen’s contest, Trinity High School senior Amy Pyle, daughter of Audrey O’Berry was crowned as the winner Saturday. Other senior girls who competed for the crown were Abby Weaver, daughter of Bill and Pam Weaver; Laci Emmons, daughter of Sheila Lovell; Bailey Kennedy Stout, daughter of Shawn and Tally Jo Stout; and Katy Beth Clopton. While the high school girls took part in the queen’s contest, the Lil’ Miss September Pageant hosted by Avalon Place Nursing Home attracted the younger crowd. The overall winner was Skylar Knight who competed in the 2-4 age group. Winners in the 2-4 age group included Sydney Addison in first, Chloe Moser in second andGrace Tubbs in third. In the 5-7 age group first went to Diara Woods, second to Kaylie Clayton and third to Abby Crowton. Winners in the 8-10 age group included Ashlee Smith in first and Matison Street in second.