Family readies animals for fair
Lukas Beelow doesn’t experience the Lake County Fair like most people do.
As president of his 4H club – ALL IN AG, the 17-year-old camps out with his family – dad, Duane Beelow, vice president of the Lake County Farm Bureau; mom, Karen Beelow, leader of the ALL IN AG 4H Club and his older sister Breannin Beelow – in their camper at the fairgrounds the entire week of the fair.
During that week, while fairgoers are visiting cows, pigs and horses, Lukas and his family work hard to make sure that all their animals are ready for the daily competitions and for exhibition. The Lake County Fair runs July 25-29. (See pages 24 and 25 for details.)
This year, Lukas is entering two steers, one heifer and seven pigs. His work for this year’s fair really began last September, though, when he picked the animals, then raised and took care of them.
“Nobody really realizes how much work it is having the animals at the fair,” Lukas said.
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