Lawrence resident Ruth Sleeper snaps a photo of a friend's arrangement of marigolds Thursday night at the Douglas County Fair. Sleeper took home champion and second-place ribbons for floral design and a third-place ribbon for miniature pastel design.
Sheryl Saathoff, a superintendent of the flower exhibition at the Douglas County Fair, looks at tags on the entries exhibit after judging was completed Thursday morning.
Hayden Burkhart, 8, catches raindrops in his mouth falling from a rooftop at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. "I'm a farm boy, I don't care," said Burkhart, responding to his friend's criticism of drinking rain water. Light showers moved through Lawrence on Thursday, providing a thirst-quenching refreshment for Burkhart at the fair.
Reid Plinsky, foreground, 5, cools his face as Chris Berg sheers a lamb at the Douglas County Fair. Plinsky and Berg prepped on Thursday for the evening's market lamb show.