youth fairsGreetings friends of Manson Chelan Youth Fair Fund,

We are fortunate to live in a community that offers four programs highlighting agriculture youth activities for students 5-19, with the opportunity to exhibit at county fairs and expositions. These programs provide an opportunity for members to participate in an educational setting, designed to increase confidence, strengthen character, learn invaluable life skills and teach the importance of self-discipline. These programs encourage learning opportunities for all members.

The Manson Chelan Youth Fair Fund has been in existence for over 45 years providing funding to supplement the cost of raising animals, verses the sale price at the fair. There are three options on how you can help. 

  • Donate financially to the Manson Chelan Youth Fair Fund. Mail checks to:
    Manson Chelan Youth Fair Fund (MCYFF)
    c/o Lorrie Cochran
    1415 Wapato Lake Road
    Manson, WA 98831
  • Pre-purchase a market animal. Hogs $1.35 per pound, Lambs and goats $2.75 plus cut and wrapping.
  • Attend the fair and purchase an animal in person. There is nothing like the good feeling you get from supporting these kids in person.

This year we have 46 kids from the valley exhibiting market livestock at the fairs. Their names are listed on page two of this letter. These young people have been raising their livestock for the past four months and will provide a quality product for sale at the fair. The Market Livestock sales will be Saturday – September 9 at 10:00 am at the Chelan County Fair in Cashmere.

Participating programs include Manson FFA, Chelan FFA, Lake Chelan Caballeros 4-H and the Manson Grange Youth Fairs. We hope you will consider supporting our amazing youth.