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‘He would’ve been proud’

Clark Cotner of Birch Bay
By Sarah Eden Wallace / July 29, 2014

Army veteran Clark Cotner of Birch Bay, Wash., had just taught himself to paint when friends talked him into entering one of his pictures at the fair. He ended up winning the grand prize. He explains what showing at the fair means to him and how painting helps him heal from injuries suffered during his service. Let’s head now to the Expo Building where Cotner was doing a painting demonstration at the fair in 2013. …read more

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‘I can show what I’ve learned’

Anna Cavezza of Lynden    Photos by Sarah Eden Wallace
By Sarah Eden Wallace / July 29, 2014

Now 14, Anna Cavezza of Lynden has ridden since she was 3 years old. She loves showing her quarter horse mare Typsy at the Northwest Washington Fair. Listen as Cavezza describes what it takes to compete in flags, flying across the arena to plant a flagpole in barrels at each end … in about 10 seconds! …read more