Special Events & Festivals

Vickrey’s record beef sale bucks trend of declining auction dollars

Anikah Eckert (left) walks through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena during the rabbit portion of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction on Thursday, July 25. Auctioneer Justin Wall (right), of Ness Bros. Realtors & Auctioneers, acknowledges a bid for Eckert’s rabbit.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington County 4-H Fair concluded with the annual auction, which saw 611 lots cross the block and fetch $207,005 in premium profits for 4-Hers on Thursday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The lot and premium totals both declined from last year’s auction. In 2018, a lot of 643 generated $222,860 in premium dollars for 4-Hers.

Marker artist


Photo by Steve Clark.

Callie Walker decorates a clothespin during the Huntington County Master Gardeners Youth Program on Tuesday, July 23, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The Master Gardeners provided various art activities for young attendees of the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Reviewing some fashion


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lola Ann Smith (right) is all smiles as she models the outfit she constructed during the 4-H Fashion Revue show, held Monday, July 22, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Emcee Gayle Melcher (left) describes Smith’s ensemble as she takes her turns.

Dairy show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Faith Rice (left) walks by Judge David Metzger with her calf during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Dairy Show on Saturday, July 20, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Evaluating


Photo by Steve Clark.

4-H’ers look on as Judge Larry Paxson evaluates their hens during the Huntington County 4-H Fair poultry show on Saturday, July 20, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Hanging on


Photo by Steve Clark.

Blake Stucky holds on to his ewe lamb during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Sheep Show on Saturday, July 20, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

4-H Foundation Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H member Amara Eckert (right) receives a scholarship from Rae Ann O’Neill, 4-H youth development educator, in the amount of $500 from the Indiana 4-H Foundation at the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 24, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Vanderspool Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-Her Spencer Atkinson (right) receives the Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship from Judy Frischman, Ray Vanderspool’s widow, during the 4-H awards ceremony held Wednesday, July 24, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.

Vlot Memorial Scholarship


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4-Her Brock Eltzroth (second from left) receives the Sarah Vlot Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 24, during an awards ceremony at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship are members of Sarah Vlot’s family, Dana Vlot (right), Cornell Vlot (left) and Steven Vlot.

Saunders Scholarship


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The family of Janelle Marie Saunders congratulates former Huntington County 4-H member Karmen Koch (far right) after she was named the 2019 recipient of the Saunders Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Wednesday, July 24, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Justin Saunders, Rick Saunders, Hunter Saunders and Tiffany Saunders.

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H member Victoria Keiffer (front) holds the plaque she received after she was named the winner of the 2019 Wayne Keller Leadership Award for her outstanding junior 4-H leadership on Wednesday, July 24, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Celebrating with her are Wayne Keller’s children (from left) Penny Hibler, Greg Keller and Brenda Conner.

Master Gardener Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H member Brendon Ramp (right) receives the Master Gardener 4-H Garden Scholarship, in the amount of $250, from Huntington County Master Gardener Susan Miller on Wednesday, July 24, during an awards ceremony held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

List winners from Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit market show

4-Her Jacob Ellet (second from left) contemplates as rabbit judge Tom Berger (right) examines one of his New Zealand market pen rabbits during the 4-H market rabbit show held Sunday, July 21, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Ellet took eighth place in the class.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit market show.

MEAT PENS
Blue ribbons: Logan Walter, first; Merisa Walter, second; Anikah Eckert, third; Garrett Trout, fourth; Isaac Conwell, fifth; Clair Eckert, sixth; Benjamin Shriner, seventh; Jacob Ellet, eighth; Eli Conwell, ninth; and Chloe Couch, 10th.

Also, Roxanne Bentley, Lizzie Colclesser, Jason Couch, Jacklyn Ellet, Jackson Ellet, Eli Jones, Cole Langston, Tucker McClure and Dillon Trout.

Announce champions for 2019 rabbit ambassador and poster competitions

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit ambassador and poster projects.

AMBASSADOR
Grades 3-4
Breanna Moore, champion.
Kylei Lundie, reserve champion.

Grades 5-6
Elise Neher, champion.

Grades 7-8
Sophia Tolen, champion.
Ashtin Mounsey, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons: Coltin Mounsey and Haley Moore.

Vickrey, Vigar are grand champs in swine

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair swine show.

Dalaney Vickrey, grand champion barrow.

Morgan Hasty, reserve grand champion barrow.

Ceaton Brubaker, third; Reece Boxwell, fourth; and Kenyon Buckland, fifth place barrows.

Jaima Vigar, grand champion gilt.

Kennidy Lauer, reserve grand champion gilt.

Owen Vickrey, third; Chad Lytle, fourth; and Kenyon Buckland, fifth place gilts.

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