PHOTOS: Montgomery County Junior Fair Livestock Exposition
Wingerter said that staff and participants wore masks inside buildings. Members of the fair board have also been working closely with the Montgomery County Health Department.
“It’s been going very smoothly,” Wingerter said. “The families appreciate the opportunity to at least show off what they’ve been working on.”
Families are staying in tents, trailers and cars to show on different days of the week. Wingerter said the show style is called a “pull-in pull-out” show.
The Livestock Exposition has already raised $55,000 in sponsorships from the community which will go directly back to participants.
Today is the final day of animal sales. The weight of the animals determine their eligibility and class for competition. After the competition is complete, the livestock is sold to the highest bidder — by the pound.
Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith visited the grounds on Monday to inspect the scales that are used for the weighing.
“I’m really happy the board decided to go on with the competition,” said Keith.
The Facebook live streams can be found on the Montgomery County Fair and Fairgrounds, Dayton OH Facebook page.
“It almost brings tears to my eyes because (the families) are all so thankful and appreciative that we’ve been able to put something together for the kids,” Wingerter said.