Durham boy's wish will come true at State Fair
Posted October 17, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Food and rides get a ton of attention at the North Carolina State Fair, but for many, animals are the star of the show.
That's true for Howell Brown, a Durham boy who will be granted his wish this weekend when he gets to show Miss Me, a brown and white heifer owned by Mason Blinson.
Howell relocated to Durham recently to undergo medical treatment, and he's been working with Blinson to prepare for his moment in the spotlight with Miss Me.
"I grew up on a farm, and I just enjoy it," he said of showing cows. "It's hard, but it's fun. It will pay off one day."
Howell said he's shown cows at two smaller county fair.
"I was pretty nervous. This is a big deal, so I'll probably be a little nervous and a little happy," he said.
Blinson, who is also a 4-H Club member, said she's enjoyed working with Howell in preparation for the fair.
"I'm glad I can have this experience with him," she said. "He's been working hard and he does a very good job. I'm proud of him."