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CCC Welding Students Rebuild 4-H Animal Pens

4-H participants eagerly await the annual Clatsop County Fair and the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and their animals. The animal pens in the Arena are checked annually to see if they need repairs after years of use.

Typically, metal is rusted through and weakened in many areas creating hazardous conditions for animals and visitors alike.

To help make the pens safe for all 4-H participants and their animals, CCC welding instructor Jesse Fulton and his students took on the challenge of repairing the pens in time for this year’s Fair. This labor-intensive process involved removing and replacing rusted sections with new metal tubes welded onto the existing structure. The result is a safe and sturdy pen that will protect animals and visitors alike and serve the 4-H program participants for years to come.

“The students found the project to be both challenging and educational; learning how each step of the repair process affects the quality of the final project. This is a great partnership between CCC and the Fair Grounds that we hope will continue,” says welding instructor Fulton.

Please direct inquiries to: Kristen Wilkin, Dean, Workforce Education and training, 503-338-7696.

Images attached:
1. 4-H work in process in CCC Welding Shop: Bottom sections have been cut off and replaced with new metal tubing welded in place.
2. Renewed animal pens at the 2011 County Fair

Sections of 4-H animal pens under repair by welding students

 

Repaied animal pens in use at 2011 County Fair

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