Photo by Lisa Allen. Sammamish Valley Grange display
Photo by Lisa Allen Jerry Senner, co-founder of the Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, shows Monroe resident Ben Leib, 12, how a grinder sharpens an ax. Senner and his wife Nancy, who are western artifact collectors, founded the museum in 2007. They are still collecting but have overgrown their spot so are in the process of getting permits for a new building nearby. Although a few items in the museum sport “do not touch,” signs in front of them, visitors are encouraged to handle the majority of them so they can learn how they work.
Photo by Lisa Allen. The children’s rides are always popular at the Evergreen State Fair.
Photo by Lisa Allen. Betty Ostasuc, 18, of Bothell, and “Franklin,” one of two Romney rams she is showing at the Evergreen State Fair. Betty is a member of the Sammamish Valley 4-H Club. Leader Lila Chapman owns the sheep.
The 2013 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe (14405 179th Ave. SE) will run through Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds, on-line or over the phone at 1-800-514-ETIX.
For information on admission prices, special days, grandstand entertainment and rodeo shows, visit www.evergreenfair.org.