July 16, 2013 — While growing up, fair season was always a time to relax, eat some fried Twinkies and test my fear levels on the seemingly poorly put together rides.
Then when I entered high school, my parents forced me to participate in 4-H.
I was 14 years old and in the beginners bracket where I was in direct competition with the very 8-year-old children I counseled at 4-H camp.
I was in a very confusing place: should I let my unrelenting competitive side win and potentially scar my campers from competition for life? Or should I be the nice role model and let them gain confidence by allowing them to beat a teenager?
July 16, 2013 — It’s Fair Week in Lassen County, and Jim Wolcott, Lassen County’s fair manager and staff have put together another outstanding collection of events and exhibits sure to delight the entire family.
The Lassen County Fair officially runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21.
For the adventurous youngsters in the family, the breathtaking rides on the midway are sure to please those who crave and thrive on a little excitement.
Others who prefer to live on the quieter side of life are sure to enjoy the exhibits that feature all kinds of local creations from handicrafts, jams and jellies, baked goods, produce and more. Other exhibits include canned items, relishes, salsas, quilts, vegetables, herbs, flowers, photography and more. One could spend many hours checking out the creative endeavors of local residents.