Community turns out to support junior livestock auction
Fair attendance was down but support remains strong
–Dozens of 4-H and FFA members showed their animals at the Mid State Fair Junior Livestock Auction Saturday.
Although officials are still tabulating the totals, 4-H officials said the prices were good with profound support by community members who bought the pigs.
Tiffanie Santoro of Paso Robles High School FFA showed her hog, which sold for $10 per pound. Santoro will use the proceeds of the sale to fund her college education. The high school freshman wants to be a large animal veterinarian. She currently has a 4.5 GPA at PRHS.
Sunday is the final day of the California Mid-State Fair. Although attendance was down in 2021, most who attended were appreciative that the fair returned after a year’s absence because of the shutdown caused by the pandemic.
Vendor Brett Butterfield said, “Although attendance was down, it was a great fair. Walking through the midway, I knew more people this year. The weather was great. I really enjoyed the 2021 Mid-State Fair.”