Ah, to be 9 years old.
Ah, to have loads of friends.
Ah, to be grand champion of your county show.
Katy Hall can claim all of the above, but she wasn’t so sure about the last part.
She didn’t think the judge in the Hood County Rabbit Show would appreciate her hair.
Her blonde hair was a bit tussled, but it was hardly worth criticizing because of the rainy weather and the heat of the competition.
Anyway, it was Hall’s rabbit that impressed the judge. She won grand champion honors.
It was the first championship for Hall, a Lake Granbury 4-H’er and fourth-grader at Brawner in Granbury.
She won third in her class last year.
“I got $500,” she beamed.
She’ll probably get a lot more at today’s auction.
“It takes a lot of practice and a lot of energy,” Hall said about the keys to a championship. Energy is something Hall doesn’t lack. Neither do her friends.
The giddy girls couldn’t contain their excitement, long after the winners were announced in the Courts Cleveland Show Barn at the Granbury Reunion Grounds.
Lipan eighth-grader Christopher Baldree was another first-time champion.
The Lipan 4-H’er showed the reserve grand champion rabbit.
Baldree, 14, was concerned when his rabbit showed a weight gain.
“I thought he might be overweight,” Baldree said. “I stopped feeding him for a few days.”
The action – or lack thereof – did the trick.
Baldree attributed good feed, “a bunch of water” and a nice cage for raising quality rabbits.
Grand Champion Single Fryer
Lake Granbury 4-H
Reserve Grand Champion Single Fryer
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