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20 family members show sheep

January 22, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

Harold and Connie Dunn of Connoquenessing Township show off their prize-winning merino sheep.

CONNOQUENESSING TWP — The numbers all lined up for what was clearly a good start to the new year for sheep raisers Harold and Connie Dunn, 201 Whipporwill Road.

Connie Dunn won the Grand Champion Fleece prize at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show earlier this month.

Her sheep's wool was praised for its color, luster and its crimp that allows the wool to mesh together.

And as their daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren organized themselves to show their animals, the Dunns realized they had a contingent of 20 people exhibiting 20 sheep.

And to cap it off, Connie Dunn was awarded her Grand Champion ribbon on Jan. 9, her birthday.

The Dunns also captured Champion Merino Ram, Champion Merino Ewe, Reserve Champion Merino Ewe, Premier Merino Exhibitor and Premier Merino Breeder.

This is an excerpt from a story that appeared in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.