Help pen the pigs at the fairgrounds

Print Article

  • Courtesy photo A 4-H pig walks near the panels used to house the pigs during the 2017 North Idaho State Fair at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

  • 1

    Pigs are housed in pens formed by panels at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds during the 2017 North Idaho State Fair. (Courtesy photo)

  • Courtesy photo A 4-H pig walks near the panels used to house the pigs during the 2017 North Idaho State Fair at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

  • 1

    Pigs are housed in pens formed by panels at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds during the 2017 North Idaho State Fair. (Courtesy photo)

Community members are being asked to go hog wild to help pen the 4-H pigs during the North Idaho State Fair at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

The Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H and the Kootenai County Fairgrounds are throwing a family-friendly party Friday, Feb. 9, in the Jacklin Building in an effort to raise funds for pig panels.

These pig panels are put up and taken down at fairs to house the pigs during the fair. The panels are also used to create the show ring for 4-Hers to show their prized pigs.

For almost 20 years, the local 4-H program has participated in a panel sharing system with multiple surrounding programs, but this sharing program is no longer available, so the 4-H program and the fairgrounds must purchase their own panels.

With the help of local companies and school programs offering to donate materials and welding services, 4-H and the fairgrounds must still cover $75,000.

So far, a little over $40,000 has been donated by families and companies offering to sponsor the cost of a pen or a show ring panel.

“We have been shocked and relieved at the generosity we have come across in such a short time. Our community has really stepped in to help the fair and 4-H program to support these kids,” said Teresa Balderrama, 4-H program coordinator.

In an effort to raise the remaining $30,000, the Kootenai County Fairgrounds is hosting Kootenai/Shoshone 4-H’s “Pen the Pigs” fundraiser.

The event is free to attend. Tickets will cover dinner provided by Scheffelmaier Meats. There will be dinner, drinks, dancing (live music by Earl Wear), a game area, silent auction, and a live auction.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 per person or $40 for a family of five and can be purchased from the University of Idaho Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., or the fairgrounds office, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene.

To sponsor a panel or donate without attending the fundraiser, call the Extension Office at 208-446-1685.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Second time’s the charm

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press RATHDRUM — Upon further review, one of Rathdrum's largest annexation requests in recent memory is still moving ahead with an approval recommendation. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Deborah Furey —...

Comments

Read More

Glory bound

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By DEVIN WEEKS Staff Writer For the second time in Gem State history, an Idaho team is heading to the Little League Baseball World Series. For the first time, it’s Coeur d’Alene’s boys who are r...

Comments

Read More

Man pleads guilty in death of mom, kids

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — A 47-year-old accused of supplying the drugs that may have resulted in the 2016 death of Misty Phelps and her two children pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to one count of d...

Comments

Read More

Hayden tweaks CBD zone

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press HAYDEN — City Council members voted 3-1 to amend the central business district zoning code Tuesday. Sandy Young of Verdis proposed the text amendment. The CBD currently allows residential uses on u...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X