Plumas County Fair to feature family fun, Plumas Sierra-Cattlewomen |

Plumas County Fair to feature family fun, Plumas Sierra-Cattlewomen

Flinda Flance portrays Annie Oakley in a Loyalton school during an "Ag in the Classroom" presentation.
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The Plumas County Fair is slated for Aug. 14-18, themed “Fun, Family and Friends.”

The fair will feature live music, carnival rides, “All Alaskan Pig Racing,” Dr. Solar, the Swan Brother Circus, and the Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen.

In September of 1966, the Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen’s organization was formed by a group of ranchers’ wives who wanted to be more involved in the cattle industry. The group started out as “Cowbells’” and adopted Cattlewomen in 1988 to be consistent with the California Cattlewomen. They focus their efforts on beef promotion and “Ag in the Classroom,” offering an annual quilt raffle, which funds annual scholarships.

This year PSCW will have a booth at the Plumas County Fair that offers information on beef, beef by-products, recipes, tickets for their handmade brand quilts and more. They will also have a Kids Corner on Aug. 17, 1 p.m., where Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen’s “Ag in the Classroom” co-chairman Flinda France will dress up as “Annie Oakley” and present a brief history of her life, along with a “Cowboys and Cowgirls” book.

These lovely ladies take along props that go with the book, such as a hat, boots, bandana, chaps, gloves, rope, leather vest , etc. — everything a cowboy wears on a cattle drive. They will sing “Home, Home on the Range,” and have paper with a cow on it for the kids to “brand.”

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