Gallery: Making memories at Manatee County Fair

January 6, 2014 

Cassidy Delong laughs aloud as she tries to get her cow, Lilly, to move while showing her in the Manatee County Fair's Dairy Show in 2012.

TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE

“Her name was Lilly and I bottle-fed her since she was a baby. She was my favorite.”

Cassidy Delong has fond memories of her time in Future Farmers of America and 4-H, of the dairy cow she showed at the fair a couple of years back, and of the people she’s met along the way.

Since graduating from high school, Cassidy helps her little brother with his animals, and volunteers as much as she can.

Soon it will be time again for the annual Manatee County Fair. Time for fair food, for livestock, exhibits and the opportunity to make some new memories.

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