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A Local Fair Gets Some New Attention

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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.

The fair not only brings the community together, it also teaches kids the importance of the agricultural and farming community here in the valley.

Located in Wiley City, the fair is a place for the next generation to learn about the importance of community and agriculture.

This year the fair has seen a change; it received many donations from the city, and the community.

"They 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.

A 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.

"It's good to see the community give back.  The community really comes together and gives to the kids," said fair president, Greg Boisselle.

The fair shows off the talents and hard work of those who participate in 4-H and FFA agriculture programs through local schools.

This year fair representatives said it is all about new beginnings.

"We 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.

The fair runs all next week, and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages. 

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 auction.

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