Stefanie Cope

Staff Writer

The Cherokee County American Legion Free Fair and Reunion has once again come and gone.

Exhibitors at the fair said they felt it was fairly smooth sailing.

Beth Mercer, a member of the Shamrock club, said it had been a blast.

Mercer showed market goats, market cows, photography and foods. Mercer said she won grand champion for her market goat and grand champion for her beef.

Additionally Mercer helped some of the younger club members with their horse projects.

Mercer also said her favorite part of the fair was helping the younger members learn the ropes. She said she helped them with events, helped them do their hair, and helped them do their nails. She said she really liked being able to lend a hand.

Phillip Underwood was also an exhibitor at the fair. Underwood is a member of the Sheridan club.

He said he felt the fair was pretty good, like most years. Underwood said this was his eighth year participating in the fair.

Underwood said he showed in flowers, crops, garden, self determined, photography, foods, buymanship, arts and crafts, meat goats, market hogs and sheep.

Underwood said it took him a good month to prepare all of his projects for the fair.

He also said he won grand champion and reserve champion in crops, reserve champion in sheep, reserve champion in foods and grand champion in garden.

Underwood said his favorite part of the fair was having a chance to hang out with his friends.

The fair was July 12 through July 16 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Full fair results will be published as soon as they are available.