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Palmerton girl enjoys farm show experience

A Palmerton girl said she enjoyed going to the Farm Show last week in Harrisburg.

Melanie Bartholomew, 15, was there Wednesday to Saturday. She showed three goats, Nutella, 2, a dairy goat; Moosetracks, 1, a doe kid; and Ginger, 1, a dry yearling.

“If you ever have an opportunity to go or ever show there, take it and make the best you can,” she said.

It’s important to learn more about agriculture, she said.

She placed several times during the week.

“I’m feeling pretty good. Very proud of myself,” she said.

Melanie said she was nervous at times but gave herself positive affirmations, something she also did for the goats.

Moosetracks was very uncomfortable among the public but eventually became more easygoing.

“I’m proud of her,” she said.

The visit wasn’t all business. Melanie bought a vanilla and chocolate milkshake, cheese cubes and saw other animals.

“I’ve never seen draft horses before,” she said.

Melanie Bartholomew, 15, of Palmerton, showed goats at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last week. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO