Sister act

The KNOTT GIRLS — ELSIE, SHELBY AND MARIN — had a successful weekend at the Lyon County Fair. Photo / Lacey Barke

Knott trio does their parents proud at the fair

By Lacey Barke

The 116th year of the Lyon County Fair showcased new rides on the midway this year, and it also featured many familiar faces.

Sisters Elsie, Shelby, and Marin Knott are part of the Amiret Busy Bees 4-H club, and despite their young age, they are experienced show-women who have been coming to the fairgrounds for years.

All three sisters are indeed busy bees, participating in all facets of the fair. They had just gotten done working at the 4-H food stand serving food last Thursday, and were returning to the poultry barn to check on their hens. All three partake in the swine show, but they decided to take on the adventure of showing chickens as well.

“This is our first year showing chickens, and we have shown pigs for four years,” Marin said.

Shelby is a Cloverbud, Elsie is in “regular 4-H,” and Marin is in her first year of the intermediate class. “I’m not nervous, it’s just that you move up a class,” Marin said. “My favorite is showing pigs, because you get to walk them more.”

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