Southwest Washington Fair

Wednesday, August 03, 2005
By Carrina Stanton, cstanton@chronline.com
Thousands of visitors will soon flock to the Twin Cities for the Southwest Washington Fair.
And more than likely, more than a few of them will come by the barns to see the Erven family’s sheep they raise through the 4-H program.
“That’s part of the fair experience, and part of the reason for the exhibit, so kids can see where milk comes from and where produce comes from,” said mother Peggy Erven, Salkum.
Interacting with farm animals is as much a part of most people’s fair experience as elephant ears and cotton candy. But each year, health organizations warn the public to take steps to make sure the only memento they bring home from animal exhibits is a memory.

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