Sara Bogle, 9, was all smiles as she was getting her rabbit, Starla, ready to show during the 50th annual Newton County Fair held at the county's fairgrounds.

Sara Bogle, 9, was all smiles as she was getting her rabbit, Starla, ready to show during the 50th annual Newton County Fair held at the county's fairgrounds.
"This is my first year showing rabbits at the fair," said Sara. "Because that is the only thing that we had at our house."
The fair officially kicked off on Wednesday and countless fair participants were on hand for the event which concludes Saturday night.
Asked what Sara feeds her rabbit, she said, "rabbit food, carrots and salad. (To take care of them,) I feed them and water them.
There were a couple of rabbit competitions during the fair, one was the open rabbit show at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the other was the rabbit and pee-wee rabbit at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
When asked what the judge looks for in a rabbit, Sara said, "how to pose them and handle it."
Sara and her twin brother and sister also were showing animals this year.
Also, when Sara's mom, Amanda, was young, she showed animals at the fair.
"I showed rabbits were the main thing I showed as a kid, so I figured that would be the best way to start them their first year in 4-H," said Amanda. "It is nice to see them carrying on the tradition that I had. I went from their age and retired out of 4-H at 19, I was in there for a very long time so it makes my heart very happy for them to want to continue on something that I did as a kid."
Amanda believes the tradition will continue on showing animals with her children.
"They are showing interest in goats and sheep, we will see where we will go," she said.