Image is everything – at least during the Fitting and Showing competition at the Cecil County Fair.
Alison Ferver and her cow, Lynsey, were the big winners last Wednesday morning.
Ferver, 16, from Will-o-mar Farm in Earleville, earned the first place ribbon in the Seniors Fitting and Showing event.
"It's about how you show your animal and how you present your cow and yourself in the ring," explained Ferver, who had the Grand Supreme Champion at last year's fair.
It involves a great deal of work, says Ferver, who has been involved with showing cows for four years.
"We start preparing in January," Ferver said. "We work about an hour a day walking the cow around."
Ferver attends several other shows during the course of a year including the Maryland State Fair.
She was also actively involved in another big fair event,
The Running With the Pigs, a 5K race/walk designed to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
The event itself generated $6,000 and t-shirts were sold at the fair.
Ferver's mother, Virginia, is a cancer survivor. Walks with her daughter inspired Alison to hold the 5K.