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Ag Olympics a hit at Carroll County Fair

Published: Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Marcus McKenna, 12, of Milledgeville tries to keep as much water in the jug as he runs in a water relay Thursday afternoon at the Carroll County Fair at Schell Park in Milledgeville. The relay was an event in the Ag Olympics, which included such events as the hay barrel roll, watermelon relay, egg catch and sack race.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
A egg smashes on the face of Nick Smith, 11, of Milledgeville on Thursday afternoon during the egg toss, an event in the Ag Olympics at the Carroll County Fair at Schell Park in Milledgeville.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
The Polo Pride team competes in the sack race, and event in the Ag Olympics on Thursday afternoon at the grandstand at the Carroll County Fair at Schell Park in Milledgeville. Team members shown are Harper Clark,11, Becca Wagner, 11, and her sister, Nicole, 10, and Emily Boelens, 12, all from Polo.
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Girls climb the stacked bales of hay while passing off watermelons during the watermelon relay, and even in the Ag Olympics at the Carroll County Fair. Other Olympic events included the hay barrel roll, egg catch and sack race.

Marcus McKenna, 12, of Milledgeville tries to keep as much water in the jug as he runs in a water relay Thursday afternoon at the Carroll County Fair at Schell Park in Milledgeville. The relay was an event in the Ag Olympics, which included such events as the hay barrel roll, watermelon relay, egg catch and sack race.

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