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Murray County Fair to host Open Class Pet Show for youths

SLAYTON -- Have a cute and furry family member or a talented pet that can perform a trick or two? Maybe you're interested in giving a round of appaws to local youths parading around their pawsome animal companions? If so, attend the pawsitively p...

SLAYTON -- Have a cute and furry family member or a talented pet that can perform a trick or two? Maybe you’re interested in giving a round of appaws to local youths parading around their pawsome animal companions? If so, attend the pawsitively pawfect Open Youth Pet Show at the Murray County Fair this year.

The Open Youth Pet Show, sponsored by the Murray County Midwest Dairy Association, begins with 5:30 p.m. registration Aug. 18 in Olsen Arena. 4-H members and non-4-H youths under 18 are welcome to participate with a parent in attendance. Any animal entered in the pet show is not eligible to be shown in a 4-H show. The pet show will start at 6 p.m.

An array of prizes, including 4-H food stand coupons and malt coupons, courtesy of the Murray County Midwest Dairy Association, will be awarded for best in show, fluffiest pet, best pet trick, best behaved pet and more.

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