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4-Her donates part of her auction money to CFF

For Sierra Walter, the annual fair livestock auction means another chance to donate money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Truth Staff
Posted on July 28, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — For Sierra Walter, the annual livestock auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday was another chance to raise money for the Indiana chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Walter, who was born with the disease, donates a quarter of the money from the auction of her goats and beef animals.

“I have cystic fibrosis and I just wanted to help find a cure,” she said. Cystic fibrosis is “a lung disease and you have severe asthma,” she explained.

Through the auctions during her nine years in 4-H and through other campaigns she’s organized, Walter estimates she has donated well over $20,000 to the foundation.

It started off smaller when she first started in 4-H, she said, but as word spread, more and more people donated.

Walter is the daughter of Jim and Kandy Walter of New Paris. She will be a senior at Fairfield High School this fall.

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