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Continued: Llamarama's fun is 'best-kept secret' at Minnesota State Fair

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 28, 2014 - 12:14 AM

“It’s no job for the timid,” quipped the girls’ mother, Lyn Meany.

In the end, the night belonged to the Meany girls. Rachel and her llama, Argentine Rizzoli, walked away with top honors in the intermediate age group.

Laura and Teddy — officially Theodore Chunky Chicken — ended their State Fair run as grand champions.


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  • Laura Meany and her llama, Teddy, were dressed for Wednesday's contest as the Statue of Liberty and fireworks over New York. Family friend Kylie Stafford helped put on the finishing touches. “I want to go out with a bang,” Meany said.

  • Enthusiasts gathered for the State Fair’s 4-H llama dressing contest, which has been growing exponentially in popularity.

  • Big Bird (aka Argentine Rizzoli) and Cookie Monster (aka Rachel Meany) prepared to make their appearance.

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