Seeking Junior Fair Livestock Auction support

Invitation to Ramona Junior Fair, Auction

I am RaeAnne vanTol of Ramona Paisanos 4-H and I have been fortunate to participate as a 4-H exhibitor at the fair for the past seven years. This year will be my last year at Ramona Junior Fair.

The 4-H program has made a huge impact on my life. I have learned to be responsible with my time, money, and animals that depend on me. Serving on the steering committee has taught me to have the confidence to communicate with others and lead my peers. Last but not least, I have become a better citizen by involving myself in the community, working hard, and helping others. Four-H has been one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences thanks to the fair board, my fellow 4-H and FFA members, and generous buyers who help to make the fair possible.

This year I will be taking my York-X market swine Peanut for show and sale at the fair. Peanut will weigh in around 280 pounds at this year’s fair, providing lots of tasty meals that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Shortly after the fair, I will be leaving Ramona and attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Through my studies in animal science, I can work to maximize animal well-being, production, and efficiency, as well as develop new treatments for diseases in both humans and animals. I am ready to take the next steps to pursue my career in biotechnology.

I would like to take this time to formally invite you to experience this program and join in on auction day on Aug. 4. When you support the Ramona Jr. Fair and the 4-H program, you are supporting the development of our youth. Your help is essential to the continuation of our program and is highly appreciated. If you have any further questions, please visit the fair website at ramonajuniorfair.com.

RaeAnne vanTol

Ramona Bringing Franchesca and Oscar to the fair My name is Chelsey Volk and this is my eighth year in the Ramona Stars 4-H Sheep Project. This year my family bred two of our ewes and got three lambs from them. Of those three, I am taking two lambs to the Ramona Junior Fair. The two lambs I am taking are a ewe named Franchesca, born on Feb. 12, 2012, and a wether named Oscar, born on Feb. 15, 2012. At the fair, I am planning on taking Franchesca through auction and hopefully barn selling Oscar. I took Franchesca to the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, where she got fourth place in her market class, weighing 119 pounds. To prepare my lambs for the fair, I fed them show string grain along with alfalfa hay. I would appreciate it if you would bid on or buy my lambs this year at the Ramona Junior Fair Auction, Saturday, Aug. 4.

Chelsey Volk

Ramona Getting awesome Harley ready for auction day Hello, my name is Kaylin vanTol. I am 15 years old and this will be my fifth year participating in 4-H. I am a part of the Ramona Paisanos 4-H group and this year I will be raising another swine project. The reason I chose to do a swine project is because it is challenging, fun, and it teaches me life lessons that I will need in the future. Four-H has not only taught me many life lessons but it has also taught me to work hard so that I can achieve my goals. This year my pig is named Harley. Harley is a Hampshire-cross swine and he has a lot of potential. He is an awesome pig to buy. Currently he weighs around 230 pounds. Harley is packed full of muscle, which means he will provide you and your family with many scrumptious meals on your table. For these last couple of months, I have been training with Harley, feeding, exercising, and caring for him to help him be the best, not only for the Livestock Olympics, but for you as well. As you know, the Ramona Jr. Fair is the event all of us 4-H’ers wait for all year. All week during the fair I will be taking extra care of Harley so when it is time to step up to the plate, he will be ready for the race. Yet, the most important day of the week is “auction day,” Saturday, Aug. 4. That’s where you will find me preparing my pig for auction. The buyers check-in will begin at 11 a.m. and that’s where you will get your number so you can bid on Harley. Then the auction will start at 1 p.m. Swine, rabbits, goats, chickens and sheep will be auctioned off first and then there will be a buyers dinner. Then after the dinner, veal and beef will be auctioned off. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions concerning me or my pig, feel free to call me at 760-788-0634. Thank you so much for taking time to read this letter and I hope you will be interested in bidding on my pig.

Kaylin vanTol

Ramona

   
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