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PHOTO GALLERY: Monday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Monday, July 26, 2010 | 9:55 p.m. CDT
Storm clouds roll in over the the Boone County Fairgrounds on Monday before the rides officially opened for the day.

A Horse Pull and a Family Fun Night that included a watermelon-eating contest and a sack race were among the events at the Boone County Fair on Monday.

Dale Carrol keeps his horses on course Monday in the Boone County Fair horse pull event.
Nicholas Eckman, left, and Caleb Vaughn, right, help Charlie Kane attach his horses to the sled Monday before his team's run in the Boone County Fair's horse pull.
Tom Miller steers his horses, Frank and Marty, to a second-place finish Monday at the Boone County Fair horse pull. Nine different horse teams competed in the farm teamcompetition, in which they pulled up to 12,000 pounds of cinderblocks up to 20 feet.
Will Garrett, left, helps Brendan Rost, right, shear his sheep for the weigh for the breeding sheep show at the Boone County Fair on Monday. The breeding sheep show is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Abby Miller, 7, of Columbia, reduces a slice of watermelon to its rind during Family Fun Night Monday at the Boone County Fair. Rain and clouds persisted throughout the day, but three-legged races, water balloon tosses, and watermelon eating competitions gave visiting families ample reasons to enjoy their night.
Garrett Snow, 4, left, watches his brother, Hunter Snow, 5, cruise to a first-place victory during the Under-6 watermelon eating competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday night. Hunter, who showed his pig in the Pee Wee competition, said that the watermelon topped off an "awesome" day.

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