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By Dallas Smith

Davenport fair events are tribute to ranch life


For the last 26 years the Jack Davenport Memorial events of team penning, branding, and ranch sorting have been taking place at the Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo. These events provide fun and entertainment to those who participate and to the people watching from the grand stands.

“The events are a tribute to ranch life,” explains Brandy Myers, the current secretary of the events and granddaughter of Jack Davenport.

Team penning is an event that allows families to work together and have a good time while doing it. There are two divisions, which include open-team penning that requires a three-person team and family penning that requires a four-person team, with two of the members bei...

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