Special Events & Festivals

Several get top honors for their floriculture work

Results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H floriculture project have been announced.

They are:

Grade 3-4
Hannah Haupert and Eva Marley, champions, with merit.
Phoebe Landrum and Chloe White, reserve champions, with merit.

Blue ribbons, with merit: Brooke Wall, Audrey Bledsoe and Jalee Bowers.

Grade 5-6
Taryn Jojola, Kinsey Strine and Keller Whicker, champions, with merit.
Justin Hladik, reserve champion, with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Emma Hosier.

Kinsey and Bryant light it up in electric

Results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H electric project have been announced.

They are:

Division 1
Brayden Kinsey, champion, with merit.
Logan Richison, reserve champion, with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Cobe Crawford.

Blue ribbons: Nathaniel Alwine, Eli Conwell, Devon Denes, Nathaniel Elliott, Matthew Rittenhouse and Levi Shane.

Red ribbons: Madeline Fairchild,  Owen Follis, Charleigh Rupert, Isaac Smelser and Wyatt Taylor.

Division 2
Blue ribbon with merit: Eliza Wohlford.

Name champs in collections judging

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Collections projects:

Grades 3-5
Shaylyn Suchcicki and Anna Elliott, champions with merit.

Blue ribbons: Brock Fippen, Emma Hosier and Megan Lickey

Red ribbons: Michael Barnum and Hanna Surfus.

Grades 6-8
Vivian Hinshaw, champion with merit; Samuel Elliott, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Zachary Ramp and Colin Suchcicki.

Blue ribbons: Hailey Alford, Drew Briggs, Ian Lindsey and Audra Neal.

Warpup and Grove are champions in aquatic science project judging

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Aquatic Science project:

First year
Maleah Warpup, champion with merit; Jacob Sprinkle, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Madeline Fairchild, Henry Landrigan and Eva Marley.

Division 2 and above
Hannah Grove, champion with merit; Kelsea Poe, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: MacKenzie LaCroix and Rylie Shipbaugh.

Blue ribbons: Megan Karst, Freeman LaCroix and Aiden Lindsey.

Champions abound in 4-H food judging

The results of the 4-H foods judging have been announced.

They are:

Baked Foods
Grade 3
Anna Elliott, champion with merit.
Kayda Newman, reserve champion with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Kayla Brown, Annika Carpenter, Nicole Cave, Clair Eckert, Ciara Elliott, Owen Follis, Alexis Leidig, Breanna Leidig and Karrigan Melcher,

Blue ribbons: Jalee Bowers, Katelyn Bryant and Elizabeth Fairchild.

2 Atkinsons, Platt top cake decorating project

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Cake Decorating project:

Beginner, grades 3-5
Samantha Atkinson, champion with merit; Gracie Fields, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Hannah Haupert, Madison Houser, Josephine Hudson, McKenna Landrum and Kayda Newman.

Blue ribbons: Audrey Bledsoe, Chloe Couch, Elizabeth Fairchild, Madeline Fairchild, Isabelle Harlan, Mara Hendryx, Mia Kline, Eva Marley, Audrey Sanson, Kinsey Strine, Shaylyn Suchcicki and Chloe White.

Judges choose even dozen as champions in the many disciplines of crafts projects

The results of the 4-H crafts judging have been announced.

They are:

Model Craft
Champions with merit: Colin Betterly and Ethan Stephan.
Reserve champions with merit: Nathan Buehler and Ethan Farr.

Blue ribbon with merit: Brendon Ramp.

Stucky, Ramp and Park rise to top in 4-H aerospace project judging

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Aerospace project:

Grades 3-5, Rocket, Stage 2
Logan Stucky, champion with merit; Eli Conwell, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Mia Kline.

Blue ribbons: Tristen Worster, Carter Zezula and Landon Zezula.

Red ribbon: Zachary Rice.

White ribbon: Luke Hill.

Grades 6-8, Rocket, Stage 3
Zachary Ramp, champion with merit; Alena Bredemeyer, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbon: Cade McGaughey.

Lauer, Strine, Daas, Brunner are champions in child dev. project

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Child Development projects:

Level A, grades 3-4
Gracie Lauer, champion with merit; Eva Marley, reserve champion with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Madison Houser, Kayda Newman and Kaylin Rans.

Blue ribbons: Madeline Fairchild and Gracie Fields.

Level B, grades 5-6
Kinsey Strine, champion with merit; Katelyn McMillan, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Benjamin Covey.

Blue ribbon: Grace Fairchild.

Adults display skills and talents in open class exhibits at Huntington County 4-H Fair

The adult open class competition is held in conjunction with the Huntington County 4-H Fair, giving adults the chance to display their skills.

Results from adult open class judging are:

Cookies — Janice Smith, best of show; Tara Bowman, Treva Flemming, Lori Mickley and Jo Paul, blue ribbons.

Candy — Treva Flemming, best of show; Anne Olinger, blue ribbon with honors; Mary Ethel Brooks, blue ribbon.

Yeast breads — Tara Bowman, best of show; Jean Schowe, blue ribbon.

Photography judges use keen eyes to find several champions

The results of the 4-H  photography judging have been announced.

They are:

BLACK & WHITE PRINTS
Grades 3-5
Blue ribbon with merit: Sophia Baird.

Grades 6-8
Briana Shane, champion, with merit.
Jessica Hernandez, reserve champion, with merit.

Blue ribbon: Kortney Campbell.

Grades 9-12
Mary Sieberns, champion, with merit.
Alexandra Underwood, reserve champion, with merit.

Stephan earns Outstanding Leader honor at fair

4-H Leader Brett Stephan (right) is congratulated by Huntington County Extension Director Karen Hinshaw, after Stephan was named the 2016 Outstanding 4-H Leader during award ceremonies held Monday, July 26, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Stephan has been a leader of the Barnyard Brigade 4-H Club for eight years.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brett Stephan, an eight-year leader in the Barnyard Brigade 4-H Club, was announced the winner of the 2016 Huntington County Outstanding 4-H Leader award.

After the leaders were called to the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage on Monday, July 25, to receive recognition for their years of service to the county’s 4-H program, Extension Director Karen Hinshaw described the leader who was chosen to receive one of the fair’s most prestigious awards.

Light moment at showmanship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Kitrick Schrader, of Columbia City, (left) chuckles at something Carrie Thompson said during the Huntington County 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest, held in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on Wednesday, July 27. The competition saw a group of seven 4-H’ers show six different kinds of animals and take a written test to determine the fair’s top showman.

Pedal power


Photo by Steve Clark.

An enthusiastic Isaac Lautzenhiser (left) gets some encouragement from 4-H’er Madi Wohlford as he pedals during the Kiddie Tractor Pull on Tuesday, July 26, on Beck’s Hybrids Blvd. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The Huntington North High School FFA chapter sponsored the event.

Watcher


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ashley Wesco watches the judge during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show, held Tuesday, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Leading the heifer


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Knight leads her heifer through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show on Tuesday, July 26.

Hopeful


Photo by Steve Clark.

Arizona Sunday (left) watches as Judge Ron Riddle scrutinizes one of her rabbits at the Huntington County 4-H Rabbit Breed Show on Tuesday, July 26, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building.

Karaoke fun at the fair


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Hunter Lee croons his version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" during a night of karaoke fun at the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage during the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Tuesday evening, July 26.

 

Pet and Hobby Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Amelia Wiley and her kitten, both dressed in pink tutus, participate in the Huntington County Farm Bureau's annual Pet and Hobby Parade at the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Tuesday evening, July 26, at the Parkview Huntington Hopital Show Arena.

Dog demo


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kirsten Walker guides her cocker spaniel "Macy" through a tunnel during a dog demonstration held Tuesday evening, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Members of the Canine Capers and Waggin' Tails 4-H dog clubs came together to provide the demonstration.

Celebrating country


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington native and country recording artist Allan Craig (second from left) along with his band entertains the crowd Monday, July 25, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Well put-together


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Grace Barlow (right) models the outfit she chose for her project as Abby Blocker narrates during the 4-H Consumer Clothing and Fashion Revue held on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage Monday, July 25 as part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Sunday performance


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rylie Lynn Bowman (right) and a bandmate perform on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage on Sunday night, July 24, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Bowman, a recent Huntington North graduate, has bee singing professionally for the last several years.

Tractor kid


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Three-year-old Hunter Chenoweth (left), under the watchful eyes of his father, Kent, steers a 1949 Farmall H tractor around the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon, July 24, during the Antique Tractor Parade.

Dunk tank fund-raiser


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bergon Conwell (foreground) takes a shot at dunking Tanner Shipley on Sunday afternoon, July 24,during the Family Fun Night activities at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. The dunk tank was a fund-raiser hosted the Huntington North High School FFA chapter.

This way, boy


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cale Burnau directs his hog in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 25.

Watching closely


Photo by Steve Clark.

Luke Teusch (right) watches his rabbit, which is being looked over by Judge George Raisor at the Huntington County 4-H Rabbit Show on Sunday, July 24, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building.

Taking stock


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kirah Klepper (right) watches as Judge George Raisor takes stock of one of her rabbits at the Huntington County 4-H Rabbit Show on Sunday, July 24, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building.

Observation


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge Tim Flickinger (right) observes a group of dairy market goats weighing between 55 and 59 pounds during the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show, held Sunday, July 24, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Watching for the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Angus Jones (left) and a helper pose with his entries in the champion mother/daughter dairy class at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show, held Sunday, July 24, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

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