Wednesday at the fair
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pictures by Karen Hargis

Grand champion Angus winner was Troy Rawlings. When a buddy walked up and congratulated Troy for his win, Troy said, "I was mighty lucky today." That kind of attitude would make any parent want to pop a button! Nice job.

Junior showmanship winner in the sheep division was Rachel Allen of New Holland. Good job, Rachel.

Do you know what the blanket on the lambs is for? To keep them clean!

Jerod Whitcomb of Greenview is shown carding and clipping his lamb in preparation for showing in the ewe lamb class of Montadale sheep. Good luck, Jerod.


This is a short section of a huge wall of canned goods displayed at the fair. First-place winner for peaches was Elizabeth Carter. First-place winner for pears, black raspberries and string green beans was Phyllis Martin. Holy cow, she has been busy!

First-place winner for her coffeecake was Susan Knuffman of Decatur. Her daughter wanted the blue ribbon. I wanted the coffeecake.


First-place winner for Lego art was Brady Walsh with this beautiful fort. You can't do that in two minutes.

Best of show for both the black-and-white AND color print divisions in photography was Gerry Rudolph of Lincoln. Way to go.


Here's a group from Atlanta -- (left to right) Katie Turner, Casey Ballinger, Leila Ballinger and Kim Turner -- having a great time enjoying photos.

First-place watercolor winner was Glo Hoyt of Lincoln. It's hard to look at a picture of Lucille Ball and not smile.



Emily Jackson drew this pencil entry. I really liked the detail. Good job.

First-place pencil entry winner went to Audra Ballinger. WOW.  Makes you want to step aside so you don't get hit. Nice job, Audra!


In case you can't read what this board says across the top, it reads, "Genuwine Redneck Windchime." Ivan Rademaker from Emden won second place in art from recycled materials. Ivan, did you make that sign for yourself or did you have someone else in mind?

You can't walk past the Park Meadows "Soul Winning Booth" without receiving a free smile. Shon Gascoigne of Lincoln and Luke Elston of Broadwell stood ready to answer questions and hand out tapes and literature on Wednesday. Good job, guys.


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