Special Events & Festivals

List winners and ribbons for open class adult exhibits at county’s 4-H fair

The results of the open class adult exhibits at the 2015 Huntington County 4-H Fair have been announced.

They are:

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Ed Beckner, best of show.

Blue ribbons: Janell Brubaker, with honor;  Cara Conwell; Heather Eltzroth, with honor; Cortney Farr, with honor; Connie Jennings, with honor; Eve Millington; Tina Reed; Tiffany Saunders and Rick Saunders.

Red ribbons: Malinda Ferguson and Kathy Zeissig.

Basic Craft
Nancy Poulson, best of show.

Buyers again open checkbooks to reward 4-H’ers for job well done at 2015 fair

Despite poultry being absent from this year’s Huntington County 4-H Fair and subsequent auction, Huntington County youth earned $219, 455 in premiums from this year’s 4-H livestock auction,  held Thursday, July 30.

The following is a breakdown of the auction, by species:

Dairy
Two gallons of milk were sold in this year’s dairy auction for $2,400, with Devin Pearson breaking his own record from the previous year with a $1,900 gallon.

Results of the 2015 4-H dairy auction includes the 4-H member’s name, premium price and the buyer.

Headed to state fair


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Sarah Vlot (left) won champion meat goat at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show on Sunday, July 26, and is headed to the Indiana State Fair with the animal. Holding her pennant is Steven Vlot.

Buyers again reward 4-H’ers for hard work

4-H’er Zachary Ramp (left) waits patiently for his auction money as Susan Mills counts it out Thursday, July 30, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Poultry may have been absent from this year’s Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, but 4-H’ers still made out well, netting $219,455 in premium money from a lot of 503.

The Indiana Board of Animal Health banned poultry shows and auctions across the state due to the potential exposure of birds to the avian influenza virus.

Factoring out the sale of poultry from last year’s auction, 4-H’ers made $184,549 premium dollars off a lot of 479. This year’s 4-H’ers bettered that mark by $34,906.

Song at the fair


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Classic Voice, of Fort Wayne, performs Wednesday evening, July 29, on the Heartland REMC outdoor stage at the Huntington County Fairgrounds during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Spirit Night


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Victoria Keiffer, still clutching her water balloon, emerges from a tunnel during Spirit Night at the Huntington Couty 4-H Fair on Wednesday night, July 29,at the Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. This year's contest involved teams navigating tunnels, straw bales and swinging ropes as they attempted to fill buckets with the contents of the water balloons.

4-H Foundation scholarships


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Brody Norwood, Walter Hacker and Kristen Dyson (from left) were presented with Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships during an awards program Wednesday evening, July 29, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Master Gardener scholars


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Susan Miller (center), president of the Huntington County Master Gardeners, presents scholarships from the organization to (from left) Julie Winters and Madison Phillips. The scholarships were presented Wednesday evening, July 29, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Keller Leadership Award


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Huntington County 4-H’er Jessica Fowler received the Wayne Keller Leadership Award on Wednesday evening, July 29, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The award honors outstanding junior leadership in the 4-H program.

Farm Bureau scholar


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Katelynn Farley was one of several 4-H’ers to receive Huntington County Farm Bureau scholarships during an awards program on Wednesday, July 29, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Vanderspool Memorial Scholarship


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Judy Frischman (left) presents the Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship, named in honor of her late husband, to 4-H’er David Prather on Wednesday evening, July 29, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Saunders Memorial Scholarship


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Katherine Stephan (front left) received the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship during an awards program held Wednesday evening, July 29, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With Stephan are Saunders’ family, including Tiffany Saunders (front right) and (back from left) Justin Saunders and Rick Saunders.

Several earn grand champion titles at Huntington County 4-H Goat Show

Results of the 4-H Goat Show have been announced. The show was held on Sunday, July 26, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Complete results are:

PYGMY DOES
Hannah Stoffel, grand champion pygmy doe.
Taylor Scher, reserve grand champion pygmy doe.

Junior Does
Emma Haupert, champion pygmy junior doe.
Ethan Farr, reserve champion pygmy junior doe.

0-6 months
Blue ribbons: Skyla Tomasek, first; Samuel Close, second; Rylie Farr, third; Alexis Weaver, fourth; and Kaitlin Drayer, fifth.

McMillan and Lauer walk off with grand championships in swine

Results of the 4-H Swine Show, which was held on Monday, July 27, have been announced.

They are:

BARROW SHOW
Matthew McMillan, grand champion barrow.
Owen Vickrey, reserve grand champion barrow.
Jada Johnson, third place barrow.
Owen Vickrey, fourth place barrow.
Cale Burnau, fifth place barrow.

Matthew McMillan, champion crossbred barrow.
Owen Vickery, reserve champion crossbred barrow.

Huntington County 4-H Beef Show names champs

Results have been announced for the Huntingon County 4-H Beef Show, which was held Tuesday, July 28, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Complete results are:

SHOWMANSHIP
First Year
Bailey Landrum, champion.
Madison Knight, reserve champion.

Junior
Riley Richardson, champion.
Landon Hethcote, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Tyler Kline, champion.
Alex Wesco, reserve champion.

Fair performance


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Rylie Lynn Bowman takes the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage on Tuesday, July 28, to perform for the crowd at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Bowman, a 10-year 4-H member, Huntington resident and 2015 graduate of Huntington North High School, is continuing her music career in Nashville, TN.

Pet and hobby parade


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Isaac Davis (left) and his calf, both dressed as baseball players, make their way around the show arena during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Pet and Hobby Parade held Tuesday, July 28. The annual parade is sponsored by Farm Bureau Inc.

Dog demo


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Kailyn Hovey walks her standard poodle around in a circle during the dog demo held Tuesday, July 28, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. The demonstration was presented by Waggin’ Tails and Canine Capers 4-H clubs.

Chenoweth earns Huntington County’s 2015 Outstanding 4-H Leader honor

Marsha Chenoweth (left), a 15-year leader of the Jefferson Junior Farmers 4-H Club, holds the plaque she received Monday, July 27, after she was named the 2015 Outstanding 4-H Leader. Michael Howell, president of the Huntington Rotary Club, holds a jacket also presented to Chenoweth following a ceremony honoring each volunteer leader’s tenure.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A surprised Marsha Chenoweth was called forward Monday, July 27, to receive the prestigious 2015 Outstanding 4-H Leader award, chosen by her peers as representing the best of those who work with Huntington County’s youths.

She was recognized during a ceremony at the Huntington County 4-H Fair in which the volunteer leaders’ tenure was recognized. The outdoor stage at the Huntington County Fairgrounds was filled with leaders from clubs across the county.

Tenure honors


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Daniel Hardy (left), of Roanoke, and Julie Winters, of Huntington, were named 4-H Tenure winners Monday, July 27, during a ceremony at the Huntington County 4-H Fair recognizing 10-year and graduating members. They each received $75 from the Indiana Farm Bureau for their accomplishments in 4-H.

Friend of Extension


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Sharon Ernst, of Roanoke, holds the plaque she received after she was announced as the 2015 Huntington County Friend of Extension at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. She has been a 4-H leader for 29 years in the Four Leaf Clovers, Mini 4-H and Waggin’ Tails Dog Club, and has been active in the Amicitia Homemakers Club in Jackson Township for more than 20 years. She is also a master gardener, volunteering more than 2,000 hours in the past 15 years.

Just a little help


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Zitlalic Valdez (second from left) gets some help from FFA member Cora Hill in pushing the paddle that sends (from left) FFA members Jessi Hinman and Lane Burnau splashing into the waters of the dunk tank. The action took place Sunday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Supreme showmanship competition


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Judge Hudson Badskey (left) talks with 4-H’ers Brody Norwood (center) and Katelyn McMillan during the beef portion of the supreme showmanship competition on Wednesday, July 29 at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Champion showmen in the starter calf, beef, swine, sheep, goat, dairy and horse and pony projects came together to determine the supreme showmanship championship, where each entrant showed one of each species to determine the 4-H’er with the top showman skills. Competitors also took a written test covering their knowledge of all species.

Pointing things out


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Will Taylor (left) points out the pattern he wants 4-H’er Brody Norwood to follow with his sheep during the sheep portion of the supreme showmanship competition on Wednesday, July 29. Champion showmen in the starter calf, beef, swine, sheep, goat, dairy and horse and pony projects came together to determine the supreme showmanship championship, where each entrant showed one of each species to determine the 4-H’er with the top showman skills. Competitors also took a written test covering their knowledge of all species.

Taking the prize


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H’er Jacob Stephan (right) receives the champion dairy starter calf banner for his champion calf from Julie Winters. Stephan won the top spot in the dairy division of the Huntington County 4-H Starter Calf Show on Wednesday, July 29, in the show arena of the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Friendly hug


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Haleigh Dennis calms her calf prior to being called into the show arena during the Huntington County 4-H Starter Calf Show on Wednesday, July 29, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Dennis went on to take second place in her class in the dairy division.

Sunny in style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emma Haupert shows off the colorful sundress she sewed during the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue on Monday, July 27, on the outdoor stage at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Haupert took reserve champion in the junior division Grade 5 class with her outfit.

Tractor parade


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Stinson, of Huntington, drives his 1935 John Deere Model B tractor in the antique tractor parade that wound its way through the Huntington County Fairgrounds Monday, July 27, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Powering her way


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaylea Baker, 7, chomps on a sucker as she powers her way down the lane in the kiddie tractor pull, held in the FFA Area of the Huntington County Fairgrounds, on Tuesday, July 28.

It's in the position


Photo by Steve Clark.

4-H’er Riley Richardson (middle) positions her calf as Judge Neil Hannon (right) walks by during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show’s summer yearling Maine-Tainer heifer class in the show arena on Tuesday, July 28.

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