Rosie the pig was supposed to be Shining Stars 4-H member Reagan Norton’s final time in the show ring, but COVID-19 had other ideas. After the Door County Fair and subsequent animal sales were forced to be canceled, Norton still made the trip to her aunt and uncle’s farm to take care of her pig just as she has since March. Norton admits none of her pigs during her 11-year show career were champions, but she always learned a lot from the experience.
Whether you live on a farm or not, Norton recommends all kids try to get involved with showing animals because many do not have the opportunity to participate. Norton will continue her political science studies this fall at UW-Madison.
We will profile the participants of our virtual animal sale online at DoorCountyDailyNews.com throughout the week. NEW Radio will be purchasing the animals and donating the meat to the Door County Food Coalition after a positive COVID-19 test on the staff forced us to cancel the in-studio portions of the event. We thank our sponsors for allowing us to be able to honor the hard work these kids put into their animals despite the circumstances.