July 25, 2016

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Twin calves need names


Staff Writer

MEDINA — Those visiting the Medina County Fair this week will have an opportunity to name one of the event’s youngest set of twins.

The twins are bull calves, who were born several days ago at a farm in York Township and have brown, black and white markings.

“They are heavier than they look, that’s for sure,” said Anna Wolff, 13, who is the niece of owner Linda Beardsley.

To get the calves to the fair Sunday, Anna said she and other family members had to carry them in because they were born on Saturday night and were not very strong.

A set of names will be randomly selected on the last day of the fair on Sunday, she said.

Twin bull calves born Saturday night in York Township are a big draw at the fair this year. Fairgoers are invited to submit names for the two calves, and winners will be randomly selected for the pair on Sunday. Lexie Kisilewicz, 5, of Medina, takes a peek at the two in their pen. (Shirley Ware | Photo Editor)

Along with naming the bulls, the winner will receive a dairy gift basket.

More than 100 sets of names so far have been placed in a box by the bulls’ pen in the Dairy Barn near the Show Arena, Anna said Tuesday.

Along with caring for the bulls, she must tend to other cows she is showing this week.

“It gets kind of stressful once in a while, but it’s fun,” she said.

While the bulls spend a lot of time napping, they become more active after getting one of their twice-daily bottles, said Jessica Sturgess, who is helping care for them. They both usually receive a bottle around 5 p.m.

“Everyone gathers around for that,” she said. “It’s a tug-of-war.”

During the afternoon Tuesday, children and adults stopped to see the bulls and write down potential names.

Freddy and Arthur were the two names Linda Dobbs of Hinckley Township said she selected.

“I just said them,” she said, adding her son earlier selected the names Horace and Freddy. “We must both like Freddy.”

Wood may be reached at 330-721-4050 or allisonwood@ohio.net.