VAN WERT, Ohio (WFFT) - Emily Greulech has been counting down with hopes of winning at the Van Wert County Fair this year and she did.
"I won Grand Champion Market Lamb and Reserve Champion Market Lamb, and I was the Champion Showman," Greulech explained.
She and others were anticipating the fair since other Summer festivities were cancelled because of COVID-19.
In order for the event to happen, all senior events were cancelled leaving the Junior Fair Youth for people to support.
The Van Wert County Fairgrounds also put up santization stations throughout the area.
"Everything was uncertain. We didn't know if we were going to be able to show, so I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to be here and to show even though things aren't how they normally are, but they did a really good job orchestrating how the show worked and it went smoothly," Greulech added.
Beth and Kristen Rollins, and Ginger Rahrig said nothing could keep them from family tradition, not even the rainy weather.
"As long as I live in this area, I'll always go to the fair. It's an annual event. I grew up with my uncle having race horses at the barn and there would be a picnic on Labor Day. Now my family is doing their 4-H projects and other projects they do like sewing. It's my grandkids now. As long as there is a Van Wert County Fair, I'll be here," Rahrig said.