By Wendy Oaks
The 2011 Heritage Lamb will be showcased at the Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 14, at the Nevada County Fair. Proceeds from the lamb will be used to assist the Foundation in its efforts to continue to improve the Fairgrounds.
Raising the 2011 Heritage Lamb is 17-year-old Paige Lambert. Paige was chosen to raise the lamb because of her 4H experience in raising animals and for her leadership skills.
Paige has been involved in 4H for 11 years. She has been raising market swine for seven years, and prior to that, as a junior member, she raised chickens and showed eggs. She is currently raising her first steer, Beef Wellington.
Additionally, Paige is currently the junior head camp director at the Nevada County 4H camp and has been camp counselor for the past four years. She has held numerous leadership positions in her club. She was president for two years, secretary, treasurer, and Sargent of Arms. She has also been a California focus delegate and, last year, a D.C. delegate.
Paige has also served as a Junior Swine Leader, where she taught and assisted novice and younger children the elements of showmanship and raising hogs. She has presented market swine twice in the championship round and been three times in the best set of five hog 4H champions.
In addition to her agricultural work, Paige will also dive on the Sierra College dive team in the Fall and snow boards at a national level.
Paige will receive a $500 scholarship for her efforts. For future plans, Paige will attend Sierra College and plans on obtaining a nursing degree. Her goal is to work as an emergency nurse.
The Foundation is currently seeking donors to contribute to the fund for the Heritage Lamb. The animal will be the last in its specie to be auctioned, and donors can bid on the Heritage Lamb at the auction or they may “bump up” the bid on the lamb by contacting the Fair Office or visiting the Livestock Office during the Fair. The Heritage Lamb was donated by the Paasch Family and Our 49er Feed Store donated all the feed.
For more information about the Foundation and the Heritage Animal program, visit Nevada County Fair Foundation
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Nevada County Fair August 10 – 14, 2011
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