Participating, covering the fair two different experiences

Thursday, July 24, 2008 | 7:48 p.m. CDT; updated 8:41 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 27, 2008

Like many people in Columbia, I moved here from a big city where it is common to live your entire life without ever meeting a goat, a pig or even a whole ham - let alone seeing any of these things compete for a prize.