Lampeter Fair Showcases Penn Manor’s Ag Efforts

With the tractors lined up, the animals groomed and the milkshakes cold and frothy the Lampeter Community Fair was ready to start.

“In general, we had a lot more animals entered and that made this a good year for us,” said Penn Manor ag teacher Carole Fay.

More than 30 members of Penn Manor’s FFA team proved to the community how much dedication, effort and hard work they put into making sure their animals were healthy and ready to be shown.

Many of Penn Manor’s FFA members left the fair with awards for their animals.

“There were 192 animals entered and sold on Friday night,” Fay said.

Penn Manor FFA participants and award winners included Brianna Hess, Abigail Reiff, Katrina Reiff, Michelle Zercher, Jessica Bauman, Laura Wissler, Lyndsey Wissler, Victoria Walton, Butch Conver, Taylor Brown, Atalie Winters, Kenny Barley, Milliam Harrington, Kaitlin Harrington and Jessica Herr for showing sheep and lambs. For showing swine Aaron Steager, Ethan Murry, Margaret Drumm, Derric Harsh, Jessica Bauman, Tyler Bauman, Alex Cantey, Michaela Barley, Jonathon Eshbach, Ross Frey, Angela Keagy, Ricky Stetler, Cody Rittenhouse, Bo Perez, Jennifer Drumm, Cameron Long, Katrina Reiff, Katie Hess, Ethan Murry, Caleb Hess, Cade Murry, Ethan Barley, and Jordan Burkholder. Butch Conver for his goat. And for steer and diary beef Caleb Hess, Katrina Reiff, Abby Reiff, Margaret Drumm, Bo Perez, Clara Hess, William Harrington, Wayne Rineer, Ethan Barley, Cameron Long, Ethan Murry and Jessica Herr.

Some of the awards included heavy weight, light weight, medium weight, light heavy weight, showmanship and grand champions.

“This year the kids made more profit due to the price increase and there was more interest, so we are hoping that there will be more involved next year,” explained Fay.

By Jordann Stekervetz