Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta’s Livestock Showmanship and Auction Teaches Life-Long Lessons

Pictured are (back row, left to right) Alan Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of the Imperial Valley Expo and the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, and Bo Shropshire, a member of the fair board, and (front row, left to right) Addyson Rubin, a local 4-H Club Ambassador, and Shanna Abatti, 4-H Club Program Director for Imperial County under the University of California Cooperative Extension. The four are pictured in one of the arenas at the fairgrounds used as part of the fair’s large animal auction. The large and small animal auctions are part of the fair’s history and highlight the hard work of area youth and the great support shown by the community.

Since Addyson Rubin was 9-years-old, this time of year has been special to her. It’s fair time, and for Addyson that has meant raising lambs to show and auction during

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