For this family, Trumbull Fair is vacation
Jamie Lewis is only 31⁄2 years old, but she’s fully immersed in the lifestyle of the Trumbull County Fair.
Today, she’ll be competing in a 4H goat show for little kids in the SALE Barn just like her cousin, Courtney Hubbard of Johnston Township, a teenager, did Wednesday.
Jamie and her 1-year-old sister, Marlie, were ringside with their parents, James and Marcy Lewis of Mecca Township, watching Courtney win first place in the intermediate showmanship competition with Courtney’s Boer goat.
But that was far from the only Lewis family connection. Nearby was Jamie’s great-grandmother, Sharon Lewis of Bazetta Township, and throughout the SALE Barn were other cousins and aunts.
For the Lewis-Hubbard-Jones family of northern Trumbull County, the Trumbull County Fair is more than just an event. It’s a tradition.
“It’s a family thing,” Sharon Lewis said. “I’m 65 now, and somebody’s been in it ever since I started with horses” when the fairgrounds were in Warren at the site of the present-day Warren G. Harding High School, she said.
Read more about the family's involvement and what they say 4-H has provided in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.