2 Stanly youth place at Youth Market Turkey Show at State Fair

Published 4:40 pm Monday, October 31, 2022

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On Oct. 6, two local youth represented Stanly County 4-H at the NC State Fair.

Cora Smith, 8, and Laney Smith, 6, participated in the Youth Market Turkey Show.
Any North Carolina youth between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible to participate in the annual Youth Market Turkey Show. This program provides youth with the opportunity to raise and show a market turkey.

Laney Smith, left, and Cora Smith represented Stanly County 4-H at the NC State Fair. Their poults won first and second at the Youth Market Turkey Show. (Contributed)

In June, Cora and Laney picked up their young turkeys — known as “poults.” The girls then raised, cared for and practiced handling their birds for the next four months leading up to show day.

Cora and Laney competed in the same class at the show, placing first and second, respectively.

Both girls qualified for the championship class in their division.