Letter: Well done, Sarah and Lexington
Sarah, USS Lexington and the rest of the story … Dear Post Independent readers,
In response to the article in Jan. 19’s paper “New Castle girl’s chicken wins boatload of awards … Sarah and her ‘Awesome Australorp.’
They did great at the National Western Stock Show. Lexington placed fifth in her class and Sarah also placed fifth in Showmanship. Awesome placings for the Stock Show.
The competition was stiff and Lexington wasn’t in perfect condition like most there. Every bird there was about perfect. Five days before the show, Sarah came to me holding a black feather. With concern in her eyes she proclaimed, “Lexington is molting!” Fifth out of about 14 Australorps was very good.
John Baker said the Stock Show tends to attract the best showmanship kids from counties all over the state. It was the first time for Sarah to show as an intermediate and competed with 15 others, most older.
Baker said, “She should be very proud of her placing.” We made it home Sunday night despite the snowstorm. The next day, Perry, a veteran, stopped by and asked for Sarah. He handed her a ball cap; all black with “USS Lexington” and the ship embroidered in gold on the front. You should have seen Sarah’s smile.
She may never wear the treasured ball cap, as it is proudly displayed on her shelf with Lexington’s trophies. An awesome ending to an awesome year. Hi-Way Feed is ordering chicks again this year. Sarah’s next chicks will be a Speckled Sussex and a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.
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