Local girl wins 2 top honors in sheep show

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 9:06 PM
Maryann Fassett is not only the winner of the grand champion market lamb prize, she is the owner of the reserve champion, as well. Fair Princess Holli Timmerman displays Fassett's ribbon and banner at the conclusion of the show on Wednesday.
Five members of 4-H show their sheep during the opening night of competition at the La Plata County Fair.
Larissa Gallegos tends to her class-winning lamb after the 4-H Sheep Show Wednesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
A class of 4-H members show their sheep for Judge Ryan McCoon of California on Wednesday.
Maryann Fassett, right, flashes a grin after her sheep won the grand champion and reserve grand champion titles at the 4-H Sheep Show at the La Plata County Fair on Wednesday night.

A year - or multiple years - of hard work concluded Wednesday night at the sheep show at the La Plata County Fair.

Maryann Fassett was thrilled to win both the grand champion and reserved grand champion titles. Five classes of sheep competed on Wednesday, with the winner and second-place lamb in each class moving into the champion judging round. Judge Ryan McCoon of Escalon, California praised the youth for their determination in raising champion market lambs.

Judging continues Thursday for swine, poultry and goats at the county fair, with rabbits, beef and dairy cattle competition taking place on Friday.