Fair cancellation dashes hopes of county’s young competitors

Bailey Harrison and her market lamb Erwin. Harrison, a junior at Vale High School, has shown market lambs at the Malheur County Fair since the second grade. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – Last summer was the first time in 11 years that Bailey Harrison didn’t cry when she sold her market lamb at the Malheur County Fair. Everett was a wild one. Good riddance.

This year was going to be different.

Harrison has been working with her lamb Erwin since April and things were shaping up. Erwin took to training like a champ. Harrison hoped this would be the year she’d finally win the coveted Grand Champion Market Lamb banner that her sister had won before her.

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