Friday’s faces of the Fair


Faith Bemiss | Democrat On Friday, at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the Missouri State Fair, animal trainer Jacob Waller holds a snow boa and invites visitors to have their photo taken with the snake that is a result of a combination of two recessive traits; albinism and anerythrism.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat It’s time for a drink! Julie Synder holds her granddaughter Leaha Valentine, 2, up for a drink from a water fountain between the Poultry Building and the Children’s Barnyard Building at the MSF. The family, including granddaughter Hailey Valentine, 8, right, was visiting from Greentop. “We come every year,” Synder said. “We love the animals.”


Faith Bemiss | Democrat Eager to see visitors, Timothy the ring-tailed lemur peers with one golden eye out of his enclosure before a show at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the MSF Friday.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat Keeping an eye on his ponies, James Milam, head wrangler for LBR Ranch, takes a break Friday. Milam said the group, from Fort Worth, Texas, has been attending the MSF for 26 years. The ranch gives children rides on the ponies. They can also have their photo taken with Cowboy the Shetland pony. “We’ve been blessed to work for the ranch,” Milam said. The LBR Ranch ponies are located behind the Children’s Barnyard.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat Watching eggs hatch is part of the fun of the Children’s Barnyard Building. Dakota Jones, 10, and Laramie Jones, 7, of Depew, Oklahoma, watch as one small chick struggles to open its shell. They were visiting the MSF with their grandmother Carolyn Jones, of Lincoln. “This is the first year for them to attend,” Carolyn Jones said.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat While chickens crowed and donkeys brayed, little Macie Hunter, 7-weeks-old, slept in her mother Amalia’s arms at the MSF Friday. Macie was visiting with her mother, father Grant Hunter and her sister, Lilly, 3. “We actually just re-started the tradition of visiting the fair last year, we both used to come as kids,” Amalia said of her and her husband.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat In the Poultry Building, a MSF Champion Goose honked to visitors as they passed by the enclosures. The large, spry bird is an African Goose entered by Hannah Bruse, of Princeton.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat On her way to the MSF Foundation Souvenir Barn, Sedalian Anna Lee Bail, a volunteer, stopped to chat. She said last year she’d given her straw hat to the “fried tomato man” because he liked it so much. “And this year I found this one!” she exclaimed.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat On Friday, at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the Missouri State Fair, animal trainer Jacob Waller holds a snow boa and invites visitors to have their photo taken with the snake that is a result of a combination of two recessive traits; albinism and anerythrism.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515Fairfaces-11.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat On Friday, at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the Missouri State Fair, animal trainer Jacob Waller holds a snow boa and invites visitors to have their photo taken with the snake that is a result of a combination of two recessive traits; albinism and anerythrism.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat It’s time for a drink! Julie Synder holds her granddaughter Leaha Valentine, 2, up for a drink from a water fountain between the Poultry Building and the Children’s Barnyard Building at the MSF. The family, including granddaughter Hailey Valentine, 8, right, was visiting from Greentop. “We come every year,” Synder said. “We love the animals.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-21.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat It’s time for a drink! Julie Synder holds her granddaughter Leaha Valentine, 2, up for a drink from a water fountain between the Poultry Building and the Children’s Barnyard Building at the MSF. The family, including granddaughter Hailey Valentine, 8, right, was visiting from Greentop. “We come every year,” Synder said. “We love the animals.”

Faith Bemiss | Democrat Eager to see visitors, Timothy the ring-tailed lemur peers with one golden eye out of his enclosure before a show at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the MSF Friday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-31.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat Eager to see visitors, Timothy the ring-tailed lemur peers with one golden eye out of his enclosure before a show at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the MSF Friday.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat Keeping an eye on his ponies, James Milam, head wrangler for LBR Ranch, takes a break Friday. Milam said the group, from Fort Worth, Texas, has been attending the MSF for 26 years. The ranch gives children rides on the ponies. They can also have their photo taken with Cowboy the Shetland pony. “We’ve been blessed to work for the ranch,” Milam said. The LBR Ranch ponies are located behind the Children’s Barnyard.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-41.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat Keeping an eye on his ponies, James Milam, head wrangler for LBR Ranch, takes a break Friday. Milam said the group, from Fort Worth, Texas, has been attending the MSF for 26 years. The ranch gives children rides on the ponies. They can also have their photo taken with Cowboy the Shetland pony. “We’ve been blessed to work for the ranch,” Milam said. The LBR Ranch ponies are located behind the Children’s Barnyard.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat Watching eggs hatch is part of the fun of the Children’s Barnyard Building. Dakota Jones, 10, and Laramie Jones, 7, of Depew, Oklahoma, watch as one small chick struggles to open its shell. They were visiting the MSF with their grandmother Carolyn Jones, of Lincoln. “This is the first year for them to attend,” Carolyn Jones said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-51.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat Watching eggs hatch is part of the fun of the Children’s Barnyard Building. Dakota Jones, 10, and Laramie Jones, 7, of Depew, Oklahoma, watch as one small chick struggles to open its shell. They were visiting the MSF with their grandmother Carolyn Jones, of Lincoln. “This is the first year for them to attend,” Carolyn Jones said.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat While chickens crowed and donkeys brayed, little Macie Hunter, 7-weeks-old, slept in her mother Amalia’s arms at the MSF Friday. Macie was visiting with her mother, father Grant Hunter and her sister, Lilly, 3. “We actually just re-started the tradition of visiting the fair last year, we both used to come as kids,” Amalia said of her and her husband.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFace-61.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat While chickens crowed and donkeys brayed, little Macie Hunter, 7-weeks-old, slept in her mother Amalia’s arms at the MSF Friday. Macie was visiting with her mother, father Grant Hunter and her sister, Lilly, 3. “We actually just re-started the tradition of visiting the fair last year, we both used to come as kids,” Amalia said of her and her husband.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat In the Poultry Building, a MSF Champion Goose honked to visitors as they passed by the enclosures. The large, spry bird is an African Goose entered by Hannah Bruse, of Princeton.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-71.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat In the Poultry Building, a MSF Champion Goose honked to visitors as they passed by the enclosures. The large, spry bird is an African Goose entered by Hannah Bruse, of Princeton.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat On her way to the MSF Foundation Souvenir Barn, Sedalian Anna Lee Bail, a volunteer, stopped to chat. She said last year she’d given her straw hat to the “fried tomato man” because he liked it so much. “And this year I found this one!” she exclaimed.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD081515FairFaces-81.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat On her way to the MSF Foundation Souvenir Barn, Sedalian Anna Lee Bail, a volunteer, stopped to chat. She said last year she’d given her straw hat to the “fried tomato man” because he liked it so much. “And this year I found this one!” she exclaimed.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

On Friday, at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the Missouri State Fair, animal trainer Jacob Waller holds a snow boa and invites visitors to have their photo taken with the snake that is a result of a combination of two recessive traits; albinism and anerythrism.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

It’s time for a drink! Julie Synder holds her granddaughter Leaha Valentine, 2, up for a drink from a water fountain between the Poultry Building and the Children’s Barnyard Building at the MSF. The family, including granddaughter Hailey Valentine, 8, right, was visiting from Greentop. “We come every year,” Synder said. “We love the animals.”

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Eager to see visitors, Timothy the ring-tailed lemur peers with one golden eye out of his enclosure before a show at the Amazing Rainforest Experience at the MSF Friday.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Keeping an eye on his ponies, James Milam, head wrangler for LBR Ranch, takes a break Friday. Milam said the group, from Fort Worth, Texas, has been attending the MSF for 26 years. The ranch gives children rides on the ponies. They can also have their photo taken with Cowboy the Shetland pony. “We’ve been blessed to work for the ranch,” Milam said. The LBR Ranch ponies are located behind the Children’s Barnyard.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Watching eggs hatch is part of the fun of the Children’s Barnyard Building. Dakota Jones, 10, and Laramie Jones, 7, of Depew, Oklahoma, watch as one small chick struggles to open its shell. They were visiting the MSF with their grandmother Carolyn Jones, of Lincoln. “This is the first year for them to attend,” Carolyn Jones said.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

While chickens crowed and donkeys brayed, little Macie Hunter, 7-weeks-old, slept in her mother Amalia’s arms at the MSF Friday. Macie was visiting with her mother, father Grant Hunter and her sister, Lilly, 3. “We actually just re-started the tradition of visiting the fair last year, we both used to come as kids,” Amalia said of her and her husband.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

In the Poultry Building, a MSF Champion Goose honked to visitors as they passed by the enclosures. The large, spry bird is an African Goose entered by Hannah Bruse, of Princeton.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

On her way to the MSF Foundation Souvenir Barn, Sedalian Anna Lee Bail, a volunteer, stopped to chat. She said last year she’d given her straw hat to the “fried tomato man” because he liked it so much. “And this year I found this one!” she exclaimed.

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