Cousins Shine At Fair
Lexi, Ary, Brenden and Holden Lupey all showed their boer goats Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton County Fair and came out shining with numerous awards, ribbons and trophies. All cousins, these youths were proud of their livestock.
Brenden and Holden, showing for the first time, took home three grand champions and three reserve grand champions in the youth breeding division. Lexi and Ary, veterans at showing, brought home many first- and second place ribbons in the market division as well as grand champion for showmanship in the youth division.
John Lupey, owner of Lupey’s Great View Boers, stated, “I think there were a total of nine goats (combination of does, wethers and bucks) competing in this year’s fair that came from our farm. Not all, however, were shown by our family. This spring, Lauren Deshong purchased and showed two of our show wethers. With her expertise, she raised them to become two champion animals. Rufus ended up taking grand champion market goat and supreme champion for the overall goat division while Bruiser took reserve grand champion market goat. Overall, I could not be more pleased with the results of everyone.”
The cousins, however, did not stop at the livestock ring. Olivia Mills shined on stage as she sang the national anthem at the start of the events on Friday and Saturday evening. Liv is a talented young lady who is a junior at Forbes Road High School and the daughter of Joyce and Mikey Lupey.