Chloie Abrams, a rising junior at Miami University and 4-H alumnus, reflects back on her involvement with 4-H and the connections that her family and her “fair family” made during the seven years of her time competing at the fair.
“The people in your fair family are truly special,” she said. “Because you don’t usually see them that often during the school year, so when summer comes around and fair week starts, it makes it just a really special moment to be reunited back with them again.”
Abrams said that when you have a fair family, you pretty much do everything with them, all throughout the week of the fair, like eating meals together, going to each others events to watch one another compete, and participate in the activities.
Abrams enjoys being reunited with her “fair family” and still comes to support her younger 18-year-old sister Rylie in her competitions and shows.
Aubrey Jordan, who has been involved with 4-H for 10 years, mainly showing cattle, is happy to be back together again with her “fair family” and community after missing out on a “normal” fair season last summer due to COVID-19.
“It feels really good to be back and everything and to be able to see everyone again,” she said. “Like your fair family is honestly just a group of people that you stick with not only throughout the week, but throughout the year, they are just really amazing people to have to support you through everything.”