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Animals Auctioned Off at Benton-Franklin Fair

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - It was a semi bitter-sweet day at the fair Friday morning, as many of the kids from 4-H had to say goodbye to their animals.

The kids competed for ribbons in their various categories at the Benton-Franklin Fair.

But once the ribbons are awarded, those animals were auctioned away.

There were a lot of "I'll miss you's," after months of raising their lambs, steer, chickens and other farm animals. For the most part the 4-Hers have raised their animals from birth, and for kids, that means they've gotten attached to their little farm friends.

NBC Right Now met Emily Lopez who had to say goodbye to little lamb, Cooper, "it actually makes me sad. It does, it really does. Cooper, I'll miss you! You're the best and I just hope you make momma some money."

While the goodbye can sometimes hurt, kids like Emily look forward to getting a new lamb to raise and show off at next year's fair.

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