Dairy goat wins Reserved Grand Champion ribbon and gave birth at Asotin Co. Fair

ASOTIN, WA - The Asotin County Fairgrounds are empty again Monday night after an action-packed weekend of the fair and carnival.

Reporter Carol zinke tells us how this years attendance stacked up against last year.

Rides, games, food, animals and crafts... it was all part of a busy weekend in Asotin. There was a large crowd, despite the rain. An exciting event happened in the goat barn early on Saturday. Two baby goats were born around 1 a.m. and Katelyn Debruin who owns the mama goat said it was a long day day for her and her father.They stayed up all night helping her goat give birth and stayed at the fair until 9:00 p.m. that night.

"It was fun to watch," said Katelyn. "It was a little scary too because you don't know if she's okay or not, but it was the first birth I've seen at the fair."

The first goat was born at 1:10 and the other at 1:40 a.m. the proud mama also won Reserved Grand Champion.

Meanwhile several kids were enjoying this interesting activity. They got to climb into a giant bubble filled with air. Then, they were placed on top of a pool of water... free to roll around.

Several blocks away, Jennifer Bly, Asotin City Council Member, was at the carnival helping raise money to open the marina and renovate the historical church building. She said she was pleased with the turnout this year and all the people that gave donations.

"The people have been wonderful," said Bly. "We have a lot of Asotinites stop by and they tell us, 'keep the change, it's for Asotin.' Everyone is so supportive and its going better than we've ever hoped for."

Bly said both projects will take a lot of money and time, so anything helps. Asotin city resident Lynn Jarvis said this year's turnout was bigger than last year.

"Next year I hope even more people come, and more people enter, because everyone that enters gives pleasure to every other citizen here in the county that comes to the fair," said Jarvis.

This is the first year the Asotin County Rodeo and Parade landed on separate weekends from the fair and carnival. No word yet on whether the board will keep the same schedule next year.