Brandi Smits, department head of Infants, Teens & In-Betweens, poses Saturday with several of the poster displays during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. This is the first year the library held the fair.
The Lansing Public Library hosts a Literacy Fair in Lansing, Ill. Saturday August 9, 2014.Stephanie Dowell, The Times
Byron Burnley, 7, of Lansing, poses Saturday next to his display during the Literacy Fair at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing. Children chose books based on state award lists based on their age groups and created tri-fold poster displays about their book. This is the first year the Lans…
Anne Good, 15, of Valparaiso, gets her hair done as she gets ready to show her pigs in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.
Tyler Banks, 6, of Wanatah, washes a family pig to show in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.
A pig waits to be shown in the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair.
Isabella Bryan, 6, and her brother, Braden Bryan, 5, 4-H Explorers from Valparaiso, show off their outfits for the 4-H swine show at the Porter County Fair. Isabella showed a pig at the show.
From corn dogs and funnel cakes to less traditional fare like deep fried butter and doughnut sundaes, those salty and sweet treats draw crowds year after year to local festivals.
Portage resident Sue Hadan, right, has her blood pressure checked by St. Mary's Medical Center wellness coordinator Tammy Reibly during a previous Senior Health Fair at Woodland Park.
Gene Shayotovich of Merrillville gets a massage from Barbara J. Loeffler at last year's Portage Senior Fair.
Russ Taylor, center, executive director of the Foundations of East Chicago, talks about the partnership between UPS and the Holistic Community Coalition. UPS representative Gregg Glotzbach, left, presented $10,000 earlier this summer to Pastor Darnell Johnson, right, from the Holistic Commun…
Austin McNeill smiles Saturday after his reserve grand champion pig set a new record with a price of $25.50 a pound during the large animal auction at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point.
Garrett Corning shows off his Grand Champion pig Saturday evening during the Lake County Fair Large Animal Auction. He got $16 a pound for his Grand Champion.
Josh Bilgri leads his hog around the show arena Saturday during the large animal auction at the Lake County Fair.
The Lake County Fair begins with a preview Thursday before opening Friday.
Opening day for the 163rd Porter County Fair.
The Porter County Fair opens Thursday in Valparaiso and runs through July 27. Workers are busy Wednesday preparing for opening day.
Schneider National Regional Recruiting Manager Darrell Comer, from left, and driver trainer Edward McGhee talk with Vector Abrams and Lonnie Williams at a workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition.
Basia Rei, left, of East Chicago, chats with Melissa Cantrell from the Hammond WorkOne office at a workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition.
Valparaiso - Contestants in the 4-H rooster crowing contest stand around a circle of tables and roosters during the competition at the Porter County Fair.
Hebron - Stone Ridge training center owner Dave DeWell washes a stallion named Cbar at the center in Hebron.
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