4-H events kick off 162nd Lindsay Ex

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4-H events kick off 162nd Lindsay Ex

It predates confederation…
Now, in its 162nd year, the Lindsay Exhibition is underway.
Mark Giunta reports.

With the help of her lamb “Maple”…
15-year-old Stephanie Baird-Oryschak took home first place in junior division of the East-Central 4-H Championship Sheep Show..
It was the first event at this year’s Lindsay Ex.

“For showmanship, I’m the one being judged for my posture, eye contact with the judge, how much I’m paying attention and my showmanship with the lamb.”

She’s one of around 200 youths taking part in 4-H events here.
It’s a tradition that goes back generations…

Sharyn Sargent – Chair, 4-H East Central Championship Show:
“We have a joint committee to plan this show. We’ve been planning since last March. We’re very appreciative of the support we get from the Lindsay Ex.”

The 4-H shows are part of a full schedule of agricultural events over the 5 day exhibition.
But that’s not all…
There are few new attractions this year too.

Harry Stoddart – GM of Lindsay EX
“The country music concert is one of the new things. This particular barn we’re in, is going to be a kids interactive zone. We’ll have animals and pony rides.”

A full schedule of events can be found on its website atĀ www.lindsayex.com
The 162nd edition of the Ex ends Sunday with a demolition derby at 6 PM.

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