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A special supplement to the Daily Sun News and Sun News Shopper • AUGUST 7, 2012


Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo

August 8-11, 2012 • Country Fair Park • Grandview

Nearly 10 years later…

the carnival returns to Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo by Jennie McGhan

GRANDVIEW – The last time those attending the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo were able to find an adrenaline rush was in 2004. Thrill seekers can rejoice because there will be carnival rides this year! Cascade Amusements is returning to the fairgrounds after a lengthy hiatus from Grandview. “We are pleased to be returning,” said Amy Smith, a fifth generation owner of Cascade Amusements. She said her family spent many summers visiting Grandview, but in 2004 the fair board wasn’t able to bring carnival rides to the event. “The last time I remember being in Grandview my teenagers were infants,” said Smith, who said it was sad to see attendance drop during the final few years Cascade Amusements was at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo. She said she is thrilled the funding for rides was available this year. “The carnival is good for everyone at the fair…people enjoy the fair longer and vendors see more customers,” said Smith. She said this year is a trial run because the fair needs to be well attended for the fair

board to bring rides back each year. “I hope it will be well attended so I can bring back more rides next year,” Smith said, stating the current plan is to provide fair goers with the opportunity to enjoy the Gravitron, Loop-O-Plane, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ferris wheel, giant slide, fun house, toon cars and motorcycles. The choices may change, Smith noted. Based in Portland, Cascade Amusements has a top rating with the Better Business Bureau. “We believe in providing fun for everyone,” said Smith. Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo vendor and entertainment director Julie Hendren said, “We’re all really pumped because we will have the carnival, as well as a variety of vendors at the fair.” She said the enthusiasm among the board members is high and the board is hopeful that those attending this year’s Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo will enjoy themselves. “We really are hoping the carnival will be something everyone can enjoy…it’s something the entire family can do together and you can feel the excitement,” she said. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

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Annual Grandview Community Parade to start later

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The Shriners and their little red Mustangs are always popular with parade goers during the annual Grandview Community Parade.

GRANDVIEW – This year’s Grandview Community Parade route remains the same, but the floats will begin traversing Grandview’s streets Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. instead of the usual start time of 6:30 p.m. The parade route begins at Grandview Middle School. The parade will travel east on Second Street to Elm, where it will turn and head south ending at the Welch’s parking area on East Fifth Street. As in the past entrants are not required to pay a fee and can obtain entry forms online at Deadline for judged entries was Monday, Aug. 1. Late entries are welcome, though, until 3 p.m. the day of the parade. However, those entries will not be judged. Check-in for the parade begins at noon on Aug. 9 in front of the Grandview School District bus garage on West Second Street. Entrants will begin lining up for the parade at 3 p.m. and judging begins at 5:30 p.m. As always the local VFW and AmVets will provide the honor guard leading the parade. Parade goers will also see a wide variety of entrants from around the Valley, plus the ever-popular Shriners and their little red cars will be putt-putting all around. The 2012 parade will include participation certificates for all entries. First and second place trophies and plaques will be awarded to the top entrants in each division. For safety’s sake parade participants are asked not to throw candy along the route, however they can individually hand candy out to the crowd. For additional information contact Tony Sanchez, Chamber vice-president and parade organizer at 509-778-2607.

Aug. 8-11 Schedule of Events Wednesday, Aug. 8 8:00 a.m. Rabbit/Poultry Fitting and Showing followed by Classification 9:00 a.m. Weigh, tag and inspect following market animals: Steers (promptly at 9.) followed by Sheep & Goats TBA Cat Show 12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony at Flag Pole 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Activities for all ages including games, Jump ‘N Joy Jumpers and Mazey T Clown (all day). 2:00 p.m. Carnival opens 6:30 p.m. Pig pictures 7:30 p.m. Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth 11:00 p.m. Fairgrounds Closed Thursday, Aug. 9 8:00 a.m. Swine & Sheep Classification 10:00 a.m. FFA Tractor Driving Career Development Event 11:30 a.m. Swine Breed Judging 12:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Activities for all ages including Pacific Science Center, Jump ‘N Joy Jumpers and Mazey T Clown (all day) 4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Carnival Opens Beef Fitting & Showing followed by Classification Grandview Community Parade Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth Cow Tales and Creative Cow Contest winners announced Championship Round - Beef, Sheep & Swine Classification Barns Closed Fairgrounds Closed

Friday, Aug. 10 8:00 a.m. Swine & Sheep Fitting/Showing 8:00 a.m. Dairy Fitting & Showing followed by Classification 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Activities for all ages including Pacific Science Center, Prosser Farm Girls, Jump ‘N Joy Jumpers and Mazey T Clown (all day) 1:00 p.m. Team Pulls 2:00 p.m. Carnival opens 2:30 p.m. Goat Fitting and Showing followed by Dairy 2:30 p.m. Pee Wee Swine Fitting & Showing followed by Sheep 5:00 p.m. Cale Moon 5:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Showmanship Round Robin 6:00 p.m. Diaper Derby 6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Trophy Presentations 7:30 p.m. ProWest Rodeo and Beer & Wine Garden 10:00 p.m. Barns Closed Midnight Fairgrounds Closed Saturday, Aug. 11 10:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. Car Show begins 12:00 p.m. Carnival opens 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Activities for all ages including Pacific Science Center, Prosser Farm Girls, Jump ‘N Joy Jumpers and Mazey T Clown (all day) 3:00 p.m. Car Show Awards Presented 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Gone Fiddling Again 7:30 p.m. ProWest Rodeo and Beer & Wine Garden 10:00 p.m. Barns Closed Midnight Fairgrounds Closed

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Pro-West Rodeo serves up lots of thrills and spills GRANDVIEW - Local cowboys and cowgirls will again have the opportunity to show their mettle by competing in this year’s Pro-West Rodeo scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11. The sanctioned event makes it possible for competitors without Pro-West memberships to enter the rodeo. Members with cards will again be competing to earn points toward the top 10 standings. This year’s rodeo will feature bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, wild cow team milking and bull riding. Supplying the stock for the event again this year will be Daniel Beard Rodeos. “We were very happy with his stock…it’s excellent. He’s part of the Born to Buck program and it’s very successful,” said local organizer Gail Matsumura. Beard said one of his better bulls, Bakugan, will be among the draws at the rodeo. Also to be ridden by the bull riders will be BP, which was at the Toppenish Rodeo, and Jello. He said the riders will be challenged by the stock he brings. Speaking of stock, organizers are bringing back the “Stalk” horse race that debuted in 2010. “It was wildly successful.” said Bruce Matsumura. Children age six and under were given stalks of corn to use like stick horses and raced across the arena. This event will be happening at about the middle of the evening during both night’s rodeo competition. Added to this year’s rodeo will be the cow milking competition. Teams of three will race to fill milk jars from wild and crazy cows with the hopes of earning the Vern Bos Memorial Award. Randy Skyles said, “There are six bucking shoots and each will have a cow in it. The cows will be turned out at the same time…it should be a wild event with 18

be eligible to compete in the finals scheduled for later this year. Last year the many events in Grandview ended up paying out nearly $16,000 in prize money. There were 190 competitors that displayed their talent and skills to near sell-out crowds each of the two nights in Grandview. “We want to put on a show that snaps and is clean entertainment for the family. That’s what makes people want to come back!” Pre-sale tickets for the fair and rodeo are available for $10 at Sunnyside’s Daily Sun News at 600 S. Sixth St. Pre-sale tickets save those attending the event $1 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under will be admitted free. Pre-sale tickets can also be purchased by calling Matsumura at 509-832-2738.

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people and six cows in the arena at one time.” Making sure everyone is informed and entertained will be Marty Campbell, this year’s announcer out of Pendleton, Ore. Campbell is no stranger to rodeos having won the Oregon State High School Rodeo championship in the saddle bronc category his junior year. While in college he started competing at PRCA rodeos. But after suffering a broken neck he went on to learn more of the business side of rodeos and started doing announcing here and there. He became a teacher along the way and had the opportunity to do the radio broadcast of the Pendleton Round-Up. “It seems to just be rolling right along,” said Campbell. I hope it just keeps trucking and I can do more great rodeos to come.” As always the top 10 cowboys and cowgirls on the Pro-West Rodeo circuit will

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Cowboys and cowgirls exhibit their skills during the annual Pro-West Rodeo at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. Here, a cowboy in last year’s rodeo attempts to rope a calf.

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Sixth annual Grandview Chamber of Commerce car, truck, tractor, motorcyle show slated for Saturday GRANDVIEW - Saturday, Aug. 11, the Grandview Chamber of Commerce car show will roll into the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. The car show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles and motorcycles, according to organizer Mike Bradshaw. Gates will open at 8 a.m. Saturday morning and judging begins at 10:30 a.m. There are 22 classifications for the event. They range from pre-1920s to current vehicles in both stock and modified classes. Other classifications include “Imports Fast & Furious,” truck, classic hot rod, motorcycle, farm tractor, farm truck and even one referred to as “orphan” vehicle. Orphan vehicles are vehicles that don’t fit any particular classification, according to Bradshaw. They can include vehicles by manufacturers that no longer exist and vehicles that have been built using miscellaneous parts. “I have seen some ‘Frankenstein’ vehicles,” he shared of the category. “The big news this year is that the grand prize has been increased to $700 cash,” said Bradshaw, stating additional door prize drawings will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. He said there will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing to support the Grandview VFW post. Plaques will be awarded in all the categories and trophies will be awarded for best of show, participant’s choice and Grandview chamber’s choice award winners at 2 p.m. Activities for participants are also planned at the event. There will be games for both young and old alike. A poker walk is planned inside the fairgrounds beginning at 11 a.m. Entrants will be charged $20 per car, truck or tractor and $15 per motorcycle, which also includes two free fair passes for each vehicle registered. Entry forms and information are available at or vehicle owners can enter at the gate the morning of the car show. Questions can be directed to Bradshaw at 509-786-8250 or emailed to

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Crowds enjoy looking at refurbished classic vehicles, of which there were many at last year’s annual Grandview Chamber of Commerce car show at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. This year’s car show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Wine and beer garden to be operated by Airfield Estates by Jennie McGhan

GRANDVIEW – This year’s wine and beer garden at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo will be operated by Airfield Estates of Prosser. The winery, which is owned by the Miller family of Sunnyside’s Airport Ranches, has taken on the task of operating the wine and beer garden because of a strong belief in supporting local groups and non-profit organizations. “We will cover our costs and the remaining profits will be contributed to the fair and rodeo,” said Beth Mulberry, spokesperson for the winery. Lori (Miller) Stevens said, “This will be fun…we’re looking forward to it.” She said Mulberry has been making all the preparations to provide a safe environment for those attending this year’s Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. Mulberry said Airfield Estates has all the licensed personnel needed to ensure the event is safe and those enjoying the wine and beer garden are responsible. She said security personnel will be present and identifications will be checked. Anyone entering the wine and beer garden must be 21-years-old or older. Mulberry said Coors Light will

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Prosser’s Airfield Estates is owned by the Miller family of Sunnyside. The winery will be operating the wine and beer garden at this year’s Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. Pictured are (L-R) Mike and Marc Miller, and Lori (Miller) Stevens. be served to those wanting a cool beer, and the winery will have available its pinot gris and cabernet

wines for those wanting to enjoy a taste of the Yakima Valley. The cost for a glass of white

wine will be $5 and red wine will cost $6 per glass. “The caveat is the winery won’t

make any profit,” said Mulberry, stating Airfield Estates is most interested in helping the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. She said the fair and rodeo board approached the winery with the idea and Mulberry said the board was in a tight spot. “The other option was to not have a wine and beer garden,” said Mulberry. Stepping up to help out is what Airfield Estates is all about, according to Stevens. She said the winery has helped other nonprofit organizations with charity events and this was just another opportunity to support the local community. Mulberry said, “This is a great way to help support a local organization.” She said, “It’s a big undertaking, but organizing the logistics is something Airfield Estates regularly deals with.” The wine and beer garden will be open Friday and Saturday evenings from 3 to 11:30 p.m. during the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo. It will be located next to the rodeo grounds and anyone seeking entry must have identification on hand at the gate.

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School resource officer to lead Grandview parade by Jennie McGhan

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The Grandview Chamber of Commerce has named Officer Rob Colley as the grand marshal for this year’s Grandview Community Parade. He serves the community as the school resource officer.

GRANDVIEW – For Officer Rob Colley, being named grand marshal for the Grandview Community Parade is an honor and a responsibility. He said being selected to serve as the grand marshal is about the community recognizing the Grandview Police Department and showing its appreciation for the programs of the department. “It means the community appreciates me, but I represent the department as a whole,” said Colley. He said he was surprised to learn the Grandview Chamber of Commerce named him to lead the annual parade, but he was aware he had been nominated earlier this year. “I had an idea they were thinking of me, but I didn’t know until I began receiving phone calls recently,” Colley said. Tony Sanchez is the president of the Chamber of Commerce and he said Colley was selected to serve as the grand marshal because of Colley’s work in the schools. Typically the person of the year award winner named at the Grandview Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet serves as the grand marshal in the community’s parade. This year, however, the chamber did not host an awards banquet. That left the chamber board to select someone from within the community whom the board members believe is a good example of citizenship and community pride. Colley’s name was selected from a list of nominees because he is actively engaged with the community and students in the Grandview schools. He interacts with the youngsters inside and outside of the school day. Colley said he enjoys serving as the school resource officer. His job is to ensure the safety of staff and students, but safety is not limited to the hours during which school is in session. Students recognize Colley on the streets and he will stop to chat with them, making sure they are doing alright and engaging with them in their daily lives.

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During the school hours he deals with everything from minor theft issues to weapons offenses. He is also responsible for contacting parents regarding truancy issues. “At the elementary level, I hold question and answer sessions, quizzing students on subjects taught in school,” said Colley. He said interacting with the youngsters in that manner shows them he is interested in the learning process. He said the students particularly enjoy winning prizes when they answer a question correctly. “It’s about making my involvement part of the academic process,” Colley said. Fifth and sixth grade students in the Grandview School District have the opportunity to spend a little more time with Colley, who is responsible for the GREAT program. He said youngsters in the program learn the importance of making proper decisions and communicating so they can make positive choices in life. “I work primarily with younger students (middle school and elementary school students) because those are the students still learning how to make positive choices in life,” said Colley. He said most of the high school students have been through the programs and are at an age when they are going to make certain decisions with or without input from adults in their lives. “They are pretty set on the decisions they will make,” Colley said, stating it is his hope those students were provided the necessary tools when they were younger so that they are making the right decisions now. “Most of them are very good kids, though,” the officer noted. As for serving as the parade grand marshal, he said it is just another way for the community to become familiar with the Grandview Police Department.


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Ray E. Powell Museum open during week of fair GRANDVIEW – The Ray E. Powell Museum in Grandview will be open to the public the week of the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo. The museum will be open Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11, from 2 to 4 p.m. People are urged to stop in and learn about Grandview’s history. The museum is located at 313 Division Street.

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GRANDVIEW – Ice cream lovers rejoice! There will be many vendors at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo, but making its debut at this year’s fair will be the Baskin Robbins ice cream cart owned by Dawn Lopez of Yakima. “No, I have never even attended the event in Grandview,” said Lopez, noting the experience of being at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo will be new for her. She has for many years brought ice cream to other events, some of which have been held at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Lopez said she is looking forward to providing Baskin Robbins ice cream to those attending the fair. “I learned about it from Hazel’s Canadian Bacon Burgers, which has been at the fair before,” she said, stating she was talking to the other vendor about opportunities and events they attend. “We’ve become friends because we are often at the same events,” said Lopez. Deciding the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo would be a good venture, keeping her busy another week this summer, Lopez contacted the vendor and commercial booths director. “I just hope there will be a good turnout and believe this will be an opportunity to bring Baskin Robbins to those attending the fair…I’ve learned the closest store is either in the Tri-Cities or Yakima,” said Lopez. She said her cart doesn’t have room for all 31 Baskin Robbins flavors, but she will be bringing eight of the most popular flavors. They include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, Snickers, pralines and cream, and rainbow sherbet. “Those are most popular for children, but adults enjoy them too,” Lopez said. She said she will rotate other flavors into the mix if she runs out of any one particular

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Contests promote ‘Hay Bales & Cow Tales’ by Jennie McGhan

Wanting to promote this year’s theme for the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, “Hay Bales & Cow Tales,” the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation members put their heads together to come up with contests to achieve that goal. The Grandview High School FFA chapter created this year’s theme and the foundation sought support from other youth organizations to help with the contests. That’s where the Sunnyside High School construction students were able to pitch in. “They constructed several sawhorses for the Creative Cow Contest,” said Cathy Mears, a member of the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation. She said the project was used as a fundraiser for the SHS construction program. The foundation approached several area businesses, asking them if they would be interested in decorating a cow for the contest. “It’s good for advertising,” said Mears. She said a total of 17 businesses jumped on board, agreeing to get “creative.” “I would hate to be a judge…it won’t be easy to determine a winner,” Mears said, stating the cows were on display at the businesses and were recently moved to the fairgrounds, with the exception of four entries. “They didn’t want to let them go just yet… for various reasons,” she said. The entrants are vying for a $150 cash prize and Mears said each cow is unique. To continue with the cow “tales” theme, she said the night the winner of the Creative Cow Contest is announced will be Thursday, Aug. 9, during the Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth performance. “We will be handing out Cow Tails…it’s a candy,” Mears said. Another contest based on “Cow Tales” is the “Cow Tale” contest. Foundation members believe there are any number of great stories about fairs to be told. They are urging residents of the Yakima Valley to get creative, sharing fictional or true tales about any fair experience. “They can even be poetry…they only need to be a page in length,” said Mears. There are two categories based on age. Those categories include youngsters 18 and under, and adults, 19 and older. The winner of each division will receive a $75 cash prize.

This “Dutch Cow” is the creation of the Mensonides sisters and was on display at Sunnyside’s Bon Vino’s Bistro & Bakery as part of the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation’s Creative Cow Contest.

Judging the contest will be Fairs Are Fun author Paul Creighton, Mazy T. Clown and Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth. The winners of that contest, too, will be announced during Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth’s Thursday performance. “The foundation is aiming to get people engaged and wants everyone to have fun,” said Mears. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

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for fairground improvements Division by Jennie McGhan

Superintendent: Yvonne Graham 305-1871 Those wishing to pre-enter may obtain exhibitor cards Millennium Stacker M57 will be sold at GRANDVIEW – Each year fairgroundsHerald. at Grandview’s from thethe Grandview the Yakima Valley Fair Country Park look a little nicer and are made to better accom. All work shall be the work of the exhibitors. & Rodeo as part of thosemust participating in the in livestock events. 12 noon and 5 p.m. . Allmodate exhibitors have entries place between or 7 to the annual livestock 9 p.m. on Monday, August 3 only. All articles must be claimed using the That’s due to the efforts of those behind the scenes, who fundraiser. Pictured exhibitor’s tag number, between 8 a.m. and 10:30, Sunday, August 9th. work tirelessly to raise funds for improvements. with the steer is Molly . All exhibitors shall be limited to one entry in each lot - unless The Yakima Matsumara of the otherwise stated.Valley Fair & Rodeo Board takes pride in those organizing an equipment sale in the early of the Bickleton Hilltoppers . Noefforts, exhibitor may compete for premiums after months one year’s year to benefit the operations of the fair. 4-H Club. exhibition of same article. . Entrants willthebeYakima placedValley in one of&two categories: During Fair Rodeo, the board members Junior18 years and under sponsor two separate fundraisers for the livestock barns, inAdult - 19+ years fundraiser and a raffle drawing. cluding a livestock . All possible be taken to safeguard the entries but no This yearcare is nowill different. responsibility will be assumed for damage or loss of the exhibit. The livestock saidthan Luke Graham, beenAward, held each yearwill sincebethe . As some Divisionsfundraiser, have more one Best ofhas Show there asfair was moved Country That’s nearlyas25there yearsare running for and the fundraiser that helps improve many Besttoof ShowPark. entries chosen awards the judges the barns. awarding will be final. . Use same name all entry will cards (no nicknames). This year theonfundraiser involve the sale of Millennium Stacker M57, a purebred . AllAngus work steer mustthat be has clean and free ofraised damage. been bred and by Graham and his wife, Yvonne. 0. Any work done by professionals will be exhibit wasor donated bywill the couple, who own Millennium Angus. It will be shown and only -The NOsteer prizes awards be given. sold during the livestock sale on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m.

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Showing the steer will be Molly Matsumara, who has been feeding and fitting the steer in preparation for showing him on behalf of the fundraiser. She is a member of the Bickleton Hilltoppers 4-H Club and her parents help organize the rodeo events at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo.

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Graham said approximately $2,100 was raised as a result of selling tack boxes filled with items donated by local businesses. Food Preservation Rules . For the safety of junior exhibitors, entry will filled be accepted in This year, the steer will be sold, asnowill buckets with livestock supplies donated by canned foods from juniors under the age of 19 years. area merchants. Each bucket will feature the logo of the business that donated the supplies . Allused entries shall be standard jars. at the fair. for fitting andinshowing thecanning various animals

The raffle drawing this year will also help improve the livestock barns, according to Graham.


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“Last year we re-wired the dairy barn, but we combine the funds from different fundraisers to make improvements to the fairgrounds,” he said.


This year the funds raised through the livestock improvement fund will help the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Board improve the sheep washing racks, for instance.


Graham said the grand prize in the raffle drawing, which will be held the last day of the fair, is a 10’x10’ deluxe storage shed. The runner-up will receive a patio set and barbecue, and the third place prize will be a fire pit with Adirondack chairs. Graham said raffle tickets will be available for pre-sale at the Daily Sun News office in Sunnyside or they can be purchased on the fairgrounds throughout the week of the fair. He said another organization that has helped with improvements to the fairgrounds has been the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Foundation, which has helped purchase new bleachers and provide paved pathways. “It’s a group effort to make the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo bigger and better each year,” said Graham. ‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

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