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131st Pierce County Fair off and running

Pickles the Clown entertaining youngsters from Heart, Hands and Mind Childcare.2 / 6
The best of brownies being judged. Judging also took place in knitting and crocheting, school exhibits, woodworking and photography. 3 / 6
Fainting goats waiting patiently to be fed at the Fantasy Corral Animal Exhibit. 4 / 6
The Tilt-A-Whirl was an early favorite for carnival goers. 5 / 6
Evelyn Johnson and Beth Ingli talked about their experiences in 4-H. A program was held Thursday morning commemorating 100 years of 4-H in Wisconsin. 6 / 6

The 131st Pierce County Fair officially kicked off Thursday morning under picture perfect weather. 

The theme for Thursday was 4-H Alumni Day as the Fair is celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Wisconsin. A program was held Thursday morning commemorating the honor which included Greg Andrews recanting stories from the County's first 4-H Agent Harlan Seyforth and the donation of a barn quilt to the Pierce County Fair in lieu of their supporting 4-H over the years. 

The afternoon schedule includes entertainment from Sean Emery, Elmwood native Vicky Emerson and Pickles the Clown. 

Tonight's festivities are the first round of the community talent shows, music by "Hunyuks" in the beer garden, a pedal tractor pull and a truck pull in the Grandstand. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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