Wright County Fair creates memories

The cow is not real, but the chance to try milking skills is. Matthew Wetternack of Rogers shows that he has the knack at the Wright County Fair. His father, Jon Wetternack, looks on. The fair came to Howard Lake, July 31 to Aug. 4. More photos from the Wright County Fair are inside this newspaper. (Photo by Bill Nord) The Mega Jump BMX bicycling stunt show makes its debut at the Wright County Fair. (Photo by Bill Nord)
The lumberjack competition offers fair goers a chance to take a load off their feet. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Traditional corn dogs and cheese curds lure fair goers to the “food mall,” conveniently located near the carnival rides. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Carnival rides become part of the Howard Lake sky line — if only for a little while. (Photo by Bill Nord)
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The cow is not real, but the chance to try milking skills is. Matthew Wetternack of Rogers shows that he has the knack at the Wright County Fair. His father, Jon Wetternack, looks on. The fair came to Howard Lake, July 31 to Aug. 4. More photos from the Wright County Fair are inside this newspaper. (Photo by Bill Nord)

This year’s Wright County Fair created unique memories, both for fair goers and the new Wright County Fairest of the Fair ambassadors. The three new royalty for 2013-14 are Serena Petersen of Delano, Jayda Palmer of Rockford, and Sadie Lemke of Cokato. Petersen also was named Miss Congeniality. Next year one of the three will be chosen as the Fair’s representative in the 2015 Queen of Lakes competition at the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration. The three young women