|This is the first year the Linn County Fair has had a Poultry Queen and Princess. The Poultry Program has had a lot of interest since Cedar Rapids started allowing chickens in city limits again. The program has grown so much in the last couple of years that there had become a need for more cages to allow all 4-Hers in Linn County to be able to show their poultry. The Linn County Fair Association purchased 75 more new cages this past spring.
The 4-H Poultry kids wanted to give back to The Linn County Fair, so they saved the fresh eggs that are laid during the fair this year and auctioned them off at the Live Stock Auction held on Monday, July 2, 2012. All the proceeds from the eggs were donated to the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building project, which were then doubled as part of the Linn County Challenge Grant.
To add a little something sweet to the buyers of the fresh eggs the 4-Hers made homemade cookies that were added as part of the bid. The Linn County Poultry Program would like to thank the Linn County Fair Association for all their hard work to make the fair a great place.