Special Events & Festivals

Wygants sweep dairy showmanship


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Wygant family swept the dairy showmanship category on Saturday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Hier’s Park. Winners are (from left) Zane Wygant, intermediate; Alexis Wygant, senior; and DeAndra Wygant, junior champion.

2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Nadean Brown, leader of the Neighborhood Workers and Farmer Lads 4-H Club in Union Township, says a few words after being named 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader during a recognition program held Saturday, July 25, during Huntington County 4-H Fair activities at Hier’s Park. The Huntington Rotary Club sponsors the award.

Fashion revue winners


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Champions in the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue are (from let) Halley Ann Williams, formals; Paige Widener, dress-up; Shelby Bradford, suits and coats; Tara Stoffel, free choice; and Cassie Hacker, informal/casual wear.The fashion revue was held Saturday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Hier’s Park.

Modeling the outfit


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaitlyn LaMar models the outfit she assembled during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing Show Saturday, July 25, at Hier’s Park. The consumer clothing project teaches youth to make wise decisions when purchasing clothing and accessories.

Waiting for results


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Linda Aldridge, Extension educator for 4-H and youth, waits with 4-Hers (from left) Holly Bickel, Madison Phillips, Jasmine McCaughey and Cora Hill to hear the results of the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue Saturday, July 25, at Hier’s Park.

Collections judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bethany Bassett (left) and Judge Amy Dreibelbis, of Churubusco, go over Bassett's collections entry during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Watching the judge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Shelby Bradford (left) watches Susan Neher (right), of Howard County, judge her preserved foods entry during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Elementary School. Marissa Foraker (second from left) and Kyle Lahr look on in the background.

Listening carefully


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Chelsea Clark (left) listens to comments by Ann Williams, of DeKalb County, about her muffins at foods judging during 4-H projecting judging on Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Elementary School.

A little levity during judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Adam Bonner (left) and Jim Eppley share a moment of levity while Eppley judges Bonner's rocket entry during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Cake decorating discussion


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Anna Doctor (left) and Judge Sharon Hunt, of Auburn, discuss Doctor's cake decorating entry on Thursday, July 23, during 4-H project judging at Lincoln Elmentary School.

Basic crafts judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judge Tami Mosier, (left) of LaFontaine, and Kaitlyn Stephan talk about Stephan's basic craft entry during 4-H fair project judging on Thursday, July 23, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Name winners in Warren's SSF parade

The Salamonie Summer Festival committee announces the winning entries in its July 3 parade.

Winners in their respective categories are:
Animal Unit - Waggin' Tails 4-H Dog Club.
Pooper scooper - Brown's Quarter Horse Farmes.
Antique unit - Real Elegant Dames.
Service organization - Huntington TEA Party.
Business organization - Rupley Farm Equipment.
Classical vehicle - Mississenewa Valley Corvette Club.
Religious organization - Warren United Church of Christ.
Youth group - T-Bone 4-H Club.
Ball team - Berghoff Drillers T-ball.

Smart and Seely have champion cats


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Caleb Smart (left) had the champion short hair cat and the grand champion cat overall at the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 21. Rachel Seely (right) had the champion long hair cat.

Jones, Prather and Harris are cat showmanship winners


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Showmanship winners at the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 21, are (from left) Kaitlin Jones, beginner; David Prather, intermediate; and Alli Harris, advanced. Harris was also the overall showmanship champion.

Cat critique


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jordan Dolby (right) watches as judge Kim Anders, of Fishers, critiques her cat during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 20, at Hier's Park.

Smart, Patrick and Koch are cat demonstration winners


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Action demonstration winners at the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 21, are (from left) Colene Smart, advanced; Kayla Patrick, intermediate; and Karmen Koch, beginner.

Prather, Meyer are tops at 4-H llama show

After all the events at the Huntington County 4-H Llama Show on Monday, July 20, at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, Jennifer Meyer (left) and David Prather were named reserve champion and overall champion, respectively.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

David Prather was named the overall champion at the Huntington County 4-H Llama Show on Monday evening, July 20, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Jennifer Meyer earned the reserve champion spot.
The champion is chosen based on a percentage of points earned throughout the year for club activities and points earned during the show.

Other results are:
Showmanship
Beginner — Samantha Roller, first; Karisa Clore, second; and Jeremiah Johnson, third.

Roller, Nightengale, Harris claim llama showmanship honors


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County 4-H Llama Show judges named the winners in the showmanship categoryon Monday, July 20. They are (from left) Samantha Roller, beginner; Morgan Nightingale, intermediate; and Alli Harris, advanced. The event was held at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Course work


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Mariah Thornsbury takes her llama through the woodlands obstacle course during the Huntington County 4-H Llama Show on Monday, July 20, at the Chief LaFontaine saddle Club. Thronsbury won the intermediate class.

Llama show woodlands obstacle champions


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County 4-H Llama Show judges crowned the winners in the woodlands obstacle course on Monday, July 20, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. Winners in the respective categories are (from left) Jennifer Meyer, beginner; Mariah Thornsbury, intermediate; and Kiela Clore, advanced.

Llama show public relations obstacle champions


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County 4-H Llama Show judges named the winners in the public relations obstacle course event on Monday, July 20. They are (from left) Madison Crandell, intermediate; Jennifer Meyer, beginner; and Kiela Clore, advanced. The show was held at Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Horse and pony show gets 4-H fair off to galloping start

Brianna Mason gets ready for her turn in the ring during western competition of the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show Saturday, July 18, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Results have been announced for the 2009 Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show.

They are:
WESTERN HORSE
WEANLINGS & YEARLINGS

Fillies & Geldings
Blue ribbons: Brianna Mason, first; Katie Pugh, second; and Amanda Pugh, third.

WESTERN HORSE
GELDINGS

Nicole Eckert, grand champion.
Jordyn Shaffer, reserve champion

2 to 5 years old
Blue ribbons: Emily Brown, first; Jessie Earhart, second; and Kilee Paul, third.

Platt and Eckert are grand champions English at horse and pony show


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Grand champions in the English portion of the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 19, at the Chief laFontaine Saddle Club are (from left) Rachel Platt,  grand champion English horse gelding, and Sebastian Eckert, grand champion English horse mare and English pony.

Drayer wins overall English showmanship title

Samantha Drayer was the overall Easstern showmanship champion during the 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 19, at the Chielf LaFontaine Saddle Club.

English showmanship champions


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Western showmanship champions named Sunday, July 19, at the Huntington Cunty 4-H Hosrse and Pony Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club are (from left) Samantha Drayer, 10th grade & over English Showmanship; Savanna Stoltz, third, fourth and fifth  grade English showmanship; Sebastian Eckert, eighth and ninth grade English showmanship; and Nicole Eckert, sixth and seventh grade English showmanship.

Grand champions -- western


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Grand champions in the western portion of the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 18, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club are (from left) Samantha Drayer, grand champion pony gelding; Nicole Eckert, grand champion horse gelding; Ashley Bennett, grand champion pony mare; and Olivia Eckert, grand champion horse mare.

Couch earns overall western showmanship champion


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tory Couch was the overall western showmanship champion during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show Saturday, July 18, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Prepping for the show


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaytlyn Kreider washes her horse on Saturday, July 18, during preparation for the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show.

Western showmanship champions


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Western showmanship champions on Saturday, July 18, named during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club are (from left) Brianna Mason, Skylar Houser, Samantha Drayer, Tory Couch, Kaityn Drayer, Jordan Parrot, Rachel Platt, Josanna Stern, Nicole Eckert and Zachary Shearer.

Alli Harris named 2009 4-H Fair royalty champion

Mindi Hoffman (right), first runner-up in the Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty contest held Friday, July 17, at Huntington North High School, helps royalty champion Alli Harris (center) fix her crown as second runner-up Kiela Clore (left) looks on.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alli Harris, a 10-year member of the 4-H program, was named 2009 Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty champion on Friday, July 17, during a contest held at Huntington North High School.

Harris, 18, is the daughter of Ken and Bev Harris, of Rock Creek Township. She is a member of the Helping Hands, Junior Leaders and Huntington Hummers 4-H clubs.

Mindi Hoffman, of rural Columbia City, was first runner-up. Her parents are Kirk and Judy Hoffman, and she is a nine-year member of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club.

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