Gazette photo by Erik Sandin
Mary Ann Rademacher, left, helps her granddaughters, Abigail Rademacher, center, and Caitlin Rademacher, spread wood shavings Tuesday in a cage in the Washington County Fairgrounds Poultry House. The girls entered six birds in the 4-H and eight birds in the open class contests. The fair opens today and runs through Sunday in Lake Elmo.