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Vote for champion ‘pig kissers’ now

Winner will smack the best hog at the Idaho County Fair Aug. 22

(L-R) Dr. Bret Christensen, Bob Rylaarsdam and John Lamb

(L-R) Dr. Bret Christensen, Bob Rylaarsdam and John Lamb

COTTONWOOD — Three local men are vying for the honor to kiss the grand champion pig Aug. 22 at the Idaho County Fair – “And you can help decide on the winner,” said Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman.

Candidates for the event include Bob Rylaarsdam and John Lamb, both of Grangeville, as well as orthodontist to many local kids, Bret Christensen of Lewiston.

A vote for a candidate is $1. The candidate with the most money (votes) will be the winner. Vote for Lamb at the Primeland Country Store in Grangeville, Dr. Christensen at Mt. View Dentistry in Grangeville, and for Rylaarsdam at Likkel Insurance Agency in Grangeville. In addition, vote for any of the three candidates at the Idaho County Extension Office. Votes will be taken at these locations from now until fair week. Votes can be purchased at the Idaho County Fair at the CWF Food Booth during the Fair until Saturday of the Fair, Aug. 22, at noon.


Local Angus producer Bob Rylaarsdam of Grangeville has been involved in the 4-H program for years; as a student he took steer and heifer projects.

“My favorite activity at the fair is fitting and showing as well as quality,” he said. “I also enjoy the livestock sale.”

Orthodontist Dr. Bret Christensen of Lewiston was involved in 4-H when he was younger. He took projects in dairy cow, calf and steer.

“Now, I enjoy the livestock auction to help support the kids,” he said. “My favorite animals at the fair are the horses, but in general my favorite is anything edible,”

CHS Primeland Country Store manager John Lamb was also a 4-H kid who took steer projects and his favorite animal is still the steer.

His favorite thing at the fair now, he said, is visiting the open class building.


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