Special Events & Festivals

New swine premium record set but overall auction dollars down

4-H’er Kalee Platt (left) picks up her premium money from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction from Carol Holmes (right), a volunteer with Purdue Extension Huntington County, on Thursday, July 26, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds office.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington County 4-H Fair drew to a close with the annual auction, which saw 643 head of livestock cross the block and generate $222,860 in premium profits for 4-H’ers on Thursday, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
The number of animals that went out for bid decreased from the 2017 auction, when 4-H’ers trotted out 664 animals for buyers. Premium receipts declined, too, with last year’s sale generating $252,810 for 4-H’ers.

4-H Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kaitlyn Stephan (left) receives the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500 from 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill on Wednesday, July 25. Stephan received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Brubaker a double champ in jumbo garden project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair jumbo garden project:

PUMPKIN/SQUASH
Colsen Brubaker, champion; Eli Ramp, reserve champion.

Red ribbons: Zachary Alleman, Audrey Bischoff, Seth Gilbert, Jeffrey Gross, Mara Hendryx, Rhett Holzinger, Freeman LaCroix, Jonathan McMillan, Katelyn McMillan, Matthew McMillan, Jennifer Meyer, Brendon Ramp, Zachary Ramp, Ryan Shipbaugh, Rylie Shipbaugh and Addison Strine.

White ribbons: Eli Ernst, Jase Gunn, Alivia Inks, MacKenzie LaCroix, Evan Meyer, Kinsey Strine , Andrew Wesco and Lane Wright.

Alwine and McMillan earn top marks at fair soil and water science project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair soil and water science project:

Grades 3-5
Nathaniel Alwine, champion; Caeden Crider, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons with merit: Chloe Couch and Jonathan McMillan.

Grades 9-12
Independent Study
Advanced Topic
Matthew McMillan, champion.

Gilbert and Rice top soybean contest

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair soybeans project:

Grades 3-5
Seth Gilbert, champion.

Grades 9-12
Brenden Rice, champion; Hannah Warpup, reserve champion.

Strine a champion in fair strawberry project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair strawberry project:

First Year
Kinsey Strine, champion.

Division 2 & above
Blue ribbons: Emma Holzinger, Brendon Ramp, Eli Ramp and Zachary Ramp.

Farm Bureau scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County 4-H members Leigh Ann Trickle (left), Tyler Stephan (third from left) and Garret Smith (right) each receive a $500 scholarship from the Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. Pictured with them is Paul Jacobs (second from left), president of the Huntington County Indiana Farm Bureau. The presentation was made Wednesday, July 25, during the awards and scholarship ceremony at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Hendryx, 2 McMillans tops in garden collections

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair garden collection project:

3 Plate
Mara Hendryx, champion; Jonathan McMillan, reserve champion.

Red ribbons: Grace Gross and Haley Smith.

4 Plate
Katelyn McMillan, champion.

5 Plate
Matthew McMillan, champion.

Clanin is No. 1 in single vegetable competition

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair single vegetable project:

Asparagus
Blue ribbon: Eli Ramp.

Beans
Blue ribbon with merit: Andrew Sorg.

Blue ribbons: Caeden Crider and Ross Cuttriss.

Cucumbers
Blue ribbon with merit: Elizabeth Sorg.

Red ribbon: Taryn Jojola.

Onions
Lily Clanin, champion.

Peppers
Blue ribbons: MacKenzie LaCroix and Ryan Shipbaugh.

Red ribbon: Rylie Shipbaugh.

Saunders scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H’er Joshua Rice (far right) holds the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial 4-H Scholarship certificate in the amount of $1,000 presented to him Wednesday, July 25, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With him are members of the Saunders family (from left) Justin Saunders, Hunter Saunders, Rick Saunders and Tiffany Saunders.

Johnson takes starter calf championship

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair starter calf show:

SHOWMANSHIP
Rhitt Langston, master showman.

First Year
Jonathan McMillan, champion; Dyson Pearson, reserve champion.

Junior
Lainey Thompson, champion; Reece Boxell, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Morgan Hasty, champion; Phoebe Landrum, reserve champion.

Senior
Rylee Spice, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.

Gussying up


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Robbie Raab, of Markle, gives “Moana” a bath before she goes into the show ring on Monday, July 23, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. His daughter, 4-H’er Allie Raab, took supreme champion female honors showing the heifer in the shorthorn plus beef class.

Huntington County 4-H Fair market rabbit show produces many champions

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit market show:

MEAT PENS
Merisa Walter, champion; Dalaney Vickrey, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Benjamin Shriner, third; Rhitt Langston, fourth; Lizzie Colcesser, fifth; Jacob Wood, sixth; Josephine Fritcha, seventh; Isaac Conwell, eighth; Eli Conwell, ninth; and Chloe Couch, tenth.

Also, Anikah Eckert, Claire Eckert, Jacklyn Ellet, Cole Langstone, Katelyn McMillan, Elise Neher, Aidan Raab, Alexandria Raab, Kiera Searles, Garrett, Trout and Owen Vickrey.

4-H scholar


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Angus Jones (left) receives the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500 from 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill on Wednesday, July 25. Jones received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Amick is supreme showman at local 4-H fair

Aaron Amick sets his goat up for judging during the 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest held Wednesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Contestants were judged on how well they handled a horse, beef steer, dairy cow, goat, sheep and hog, as well as completed answers on a written test. Amick came out on top, winning the contest.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Aaron Amick was named the 2018 supreme showman of the Huntington County 4-H Fair after he competed in a class of seven master showmen on Wednesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The 4-H contestants each showed a beef steer, dairy cow, goat, horse, sheep, hog and starter calf to demonstrate their ability to handle a variety of animals. They also took a written test.

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