Reading Fair & Commissioners Salute Farm Family, Youth Winners

August 4-9, 2008

Receiving congratulations from Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach are this year's Farm Family of the Year: James and Susan Younker and sons Andy, 13, and Joel, 10. from Fleetwood.  The Younkers are successful dairy farmers, milking and showing Holstein cattle, since 1995 when they purchased their farm, Kirbyville Holsteins.

Commissioner Leinbach presents certificates from the Berks County Board of Commissioners to the Reading Fair's Outstanding 4-Hers and FFAers:  Brooke Gift, Conrad Weiser FFA, Mallory Ketterer, Berks 4-H, Lindsay Hetrick, Tulpehocken FFA, and Sarah Liddick, Berks 4-H.

The Reading Fair salutes youth that are doing outstanding work in the field of agriculture.  Elected officials on hand to honor these individuals whose accomplishments bring great pride to their 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters were, from left:  Representative Dave Kessler, Commissioner Christian Leinbach, Senator Mike O'Pake, Sarah Liddick (4-H), Mallory Ketterer (4-H), Brooke Gift (Conrad Weiser FFA), Lindsay Hetrick (Tulpehocken FFA), and Representative Carl Mantz.