YAKIMA, Wash.-- The West
Valley Fair has been around for 63 years, and this year they have added some
new buildings all with the help from community support.
fair not only brings the community together, it also teaches kids the
importance of the agricultural and farming community here in the valley.
in Wiley City, the fair is a place for the next generation to learn about the
importance of community and agriculture.
year the fair has seen a change; it received many donations from the city, and
came out and supported us, they support our idea of what we are trying to do
with the kids and promote agriculture and promote responsibility," said
fair representative, Christy Boisselle.
brand new swine barn now stands on the grounds. It was built by the community and cost about $23,000, all funded
by a grant from the Washington State Fair Association and donations from the public.
good to see the community give back. The
community really comes together and gives to the kids," said fair
president, Greg Boisselle.
fair shows off the talents and hard work of those who participate in 4-H and
FFA agriculture programs through local schools.
year fair representatives said it is all about new beginnings.
have a lot of new blood on the fair board and so it's brought a lot of new
ideas, a lot of new enthusiasm," Christy Boisselle said.
fair runs all next week, and there are plenty of activities for people of all
Saturday there was a horse show and a dog show. Other events to check out during the week
are livestock judging, a parade, animal shows, and a pie judging contest and