Special Events & Festivals

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Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Evan Wall is in the lead as a camel named Cash gives a ride to Braxton Stouder (center) and Madison Voland on Friday night, Aug. 11, at the Andrews Summer Festival.

Petting zoo


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaleb Challender and his son, Weston, check out a donkey on Friday night, Aug. 11,  at the Hoosier Camel Encounter petting zoo at the Andrews Summer Festival.

Pony rides


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Hoosier Camel Encounter site was a popular attraction as it provided pony and camel rides and a petting zoo on Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12, during the Andrews Summer Festival.

ASF Car Show


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

James (left) and Martha Hunt, of Huntington, returned to Martha Hunt's hometown of Andrews on Friday night, Aug. 11, to check out the Andrews Summer Festival Car Show.

Andrews to trot out festival finery this weekend

Evan Wall (right), of Hoosier Camel Encounter, leads a camel around the ring, giving rides to Alexia Blackstone (front) and Ashlyn Harshbarger during the 2016 Andrews Summer Festival. The camels will return to this year’s festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.
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The community of Andrews will trot out its festival finery for the Andrews Summer Festival this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.

Over the two days, there will be four bands, two parades, a crew of camels and enough food to satisfy everyone.

Andrews Summer Festival 2017 schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

All Day
TOWNWIDE GARAGE SALES
Permit fee waived for festival weekend

3:00 p.m.
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS OPEN - Jefferson Street

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ONE ACCORD - Bluegrass, Country & Gospel
Main Stage

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
ANDREWS SUMMER FESTIVAL CAR SHOW
Main & Madison streets

Fairchild, Melchi and Cummins are champions at 4-H bowling project

The results of the 2017 4-H bowling project have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-5

Madeline Fairchild, champion.

Alivia Hernandez, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Eli Conwell, Isaac Conwell, Andrew Crider, Matthew Rittenhouse and Luke Runyan.

Grades 6-8

Joe Melchi, champion.

Eryn Dolby, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Ian Crider, Chase Drummond, Grace Fairchild, Lawrence Grove and Kianna Jennings.

Grades 9-12

Johnna Cummins, champion.

Moon earns top award

The results of the 4-H muzzleloader project are:

Seth Moon, champion, advanced.

Participation award, medallion on marble base: Devin Suchcicki.

Four top rifle project

Here are the complete results of the 4-H Rifle project.

They are:

Reese Boxell, champion, beginner.

Luke Runyan, champion, intermediate.

Lucas Trickle, champion, advanced.

Morgan Betterly, most improved.

Participation awards, with medallions on marble base: Colin Betterly, Lillian Brumbaugh, Nicholas Cave, Sabil Davenriner, Madison Houser, Henry Landrigan, John Paul Landrigan, Jeremiah Roser and Brooke Wall.

Hethcote is champion of pistol project

The results of the 4-H pistol project are:

Landon Hethcote, champion, beginner.
Ross Cuttriss, most improved.

Participation award, with medallion on marble base: Keaton Jones.

Clift, Watkins and LaCroix earn top spots in 2017 4-H shotgun competition

The results of the 4-H shotgun project have been announced.

They are:
Brayden Clift, champion, beginner.
Gabe Watkins, champion, advanced.
Freeman LaCroix III, most improved.

Participation awards, with medallions on marble base: Nick Clark, Isaac Eckert, Ronnie Hensley, Landon Hethcote, Phoenix Honeycutt, Jared Johnston, Jackson LeMar, Jack Nelson, Logan Surfus, Justin Weiland and Alex Wesco.

Grove, Alwine, Houser and Crider are archery champs

Here are the complete results of the 4-H archery project:

Lawrence Grove, champion, beginner.

Nathaniel Alwine, most improved beginner.

Madison Houser, champion, intermediate.

Andrew Crider, most improved intermediate.

Kody Moon, champion, advanced.

Gabriel Watkins, most improved advanced.

Auction buyers again reward local 4-H youth for livestock efforts

Sophia Tolen smiles as she walks with her sheep during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction on Thursday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington County 4-H’ers took home slightly over  $30,000 more than they did last year from their sales at the Huntington County 4-H Auction last Thursday, July 27.

The local youth pocketed $252,810 in premium money this year.

Beef
Beef sales totaled $38,450 in premium money. Forty-three cattle crossed the block, selling for an average of $894.

The beef sale was highlighted by the lone record-breaking transaction. Ethan Stephan’s grand champion steer was sold for $7,800 with Friends of Ethan Stephan making the purchase.

Train ride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bill Holley (right), conductor of the Gail Conner Express, brings his small-scale train to a stop to let off passengers at the Zanesville Ballpark during the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29.

Zanesville diamond tourney


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kanyon Pritchard, of the Indiana Aces, fires a pitch during a game against the Indiana Bandits in a baseball tournament at Zanesville Ballpark held as part of the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29.

Frying some rings


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dave Frick fries up some onion rings in the concession tent at the Zanesville Ballpark during the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29.

Corvette chat


Photo by Steve Clark.

David Chavis (left) and Dan Mall talk about Chavis’ Corvette during the car show at the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29, at Zanesville United Methodist Church.

Spirit Night


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wyatt Couch carefully makes his way over an obstacle on the Huntington County 4-H Fair Spirit Night course on Wednesday, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Just sing along


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cheyenne Karst (left), Savannah Jones (middle) and Crosley Stanley perform “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi during Karaoke Night at the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Tuesday, July 25, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage.

Strong beef sales propel auction to better finish than last year

Kaitlyn Stephan holds her steer, which placed third overall in the 4-H Beef Show, as auctioneer Dan Tomasek calls for bids during the 2017 4-H livestock auction on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Strong beef sales propelled the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction to a better finish than last year’s event, with 4-H’ers pocketing $252,810 in premium money off a lot of 664 head of livestock at the sale, which was held Thursday, July 27, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The 2016 auction saw a head of 675 generate $222,650 in premium dollars for 4-H’ers. That mark was topped by $30,160 at this year’s event, with $22,475 of that amount coming from beef receipts alone.

4-H Foundation Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Cora Hill (left) is the recipient of the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500, presented Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship is 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Madison Wohlford (second from left) holds the Wayne Keller Leadership Award plaque presented to her Wednesday, July 26, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are members of the Keller family (from left) Penny Hibler, Wohlford, Brenda Conner and Jalee Bowers.

Vlot Memorial Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Four-H’er Jordyn Poulson (third from left) receives the Sarah Vlot Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship are members of the Vlot family (from left), Cornell Vlot, Dana Vlot and Steven Vlot.

Saunders scholarship


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4-H’er Taylor Scher holds the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial 4-H Scholarship certificate in the amount of $1,000 presented to her Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are members of the Saunders family (from left) Tiffany Saunders, Justin Saunders, Scher and Rick Saunders.

Concert in the park


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

The Erie Band entertains during the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 26, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage at Hier’s Park. The band is led by Thaine Campbell.

4-H Scholar


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Brianna Mason (right) receives the Huntington County 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 that she was awarded on Wednesday, July 26, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship is 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Vanderspool Scholarship


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Huntington County 4-H’er Alexandra Forsythe’s parents receive the $1,000 Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship on her behalf during the awards and scholarship presentation program on Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (from left) is Forsythe’s father, John Forsythe; Judy Frischman, representing the Vanderspool Scholarship committee; Forsythe’s mother, Cheryl Forsythe; and Huntington County 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Master Gardener Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Jordyn Poulson (left) holds the Master Gardener 4-H Garden Scholarship in the amount of $250, presented to her Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her is Dave Miller (right), representing the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

4-H Foundation Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jordyn Poulson (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 26. Poulson received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Super friends


Photo by Steve Clark.

David McMillan, 6, and his sheep both sport Superman attire during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Pet and Hobby Parade on Tuesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The parade gave children an opportunity to don apparel that’s associated with fictional and nonfictional professions they’re fond of, as well as incorporate their animals in the act. Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. sponsored the event.

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