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Impressive Fair Auction Numbers This Year

The 2017 Nevada County Fair ended on a high note, with strong numbers coming in from the Junior Livestock Auction. Dubbed the “lifeblood of the fair”, the event takes place on Sunday morning of the Fair. And this year, more than half-a-million dollars was raised for local youth and their ag projects. Fair CEO Rae Callender told Tom Fitzsimmons that it was great to see the livestock auction grow so much this year…

click to listen to Rae Callender

That number is an increase of nearly $50,000 from a year ago, despite having 21 fewer animals in the auction to sell. Callender says it’s the business owners, like Bart Riebe, from Riebe’s Auto Parts, that make the magic happen, by investing in local youth…

click to listen to Rae Callender

Combined with the Ag Mechanics Auction, over $586,000 was raised this year, including a $20,000 increase in “bumps” highlighted by a KNCO listener helping out.

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