Special Events & Festivals

Zanesville ready to put best foot forward with 34th Homespun Day

Erin Randol, playing for the Zanesville Redskins, connects during her turn at bat in last year’s day-long  softball tournament at the Zanesville Homespun Day. The tourney returns to this year’s activities lineup.
TAB file photo.

The town of Zanesville will be all gussied up this weekend as it puts its best foot forward during the 34th annual Homespun Day.

The event runs Saturday, Aug. 20, with several events that are family-friendly, from a bike rodeo to horse-drawn wagon rides.

Cutie of a queen


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Autumn Toth, 2, of Andrews, is the 2016 Andrews Cutie Queen. She is held by her mother, Tasha Geyer, who holds the trophy she received. Autumn was chosen queen Friday, Aug. 12 in the contest held during the Andrews Summer Festival.

King of the cuties


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Keaton Sadler, 3 months, wears a very large crown after he was chosen the 2016 Andrews Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 12. He is held by his mother, Olivia Jeffrey, of Andrews. He won the crown, a trophy and bag full of goodies.

Zanesville Homespun Day 2016 schedule of events

Saturday, August 20, 2016 • ZANESVILLE, INDIANA

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
at the concession stand at
Zanesville United Methodist Church

All Day
SOFTBALL TOURNEY
Zanesville Ball Park
Concession stand open all day.

PITCHING SPEED MACHINE
Zanesville Ball Park
Sponsored by Leo Lions Club

Almost magnficent


Photo by Steve Clark.

"Peto the Almost Magnificent" magician, played by Mike Peterson, entertains youngsters on Saturday during the Andrews Summer Festival.

Mr. Lincoln speaks at the Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Steve Clark.

Denny Russel, as Abraham Lincoln, performs on the main stage in downtown Andrews during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Big swing


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Chopson takes a big swing during a carnival game at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Backwater at the Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the band Backwater rock out a country tune for the crowd on Friday, Aug. 12, at the main stage in downtown Andrews during the Andrews Summer Festival.

Floating down the parade route


Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church ride on a float during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Experiencing a camel


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Evan Wall (right), gives a Hoosier Camel Encounter experience to Alexia Blackstone, 10, sitting on top in front, and her sister, Ashlyn Harshbarger, 6, sitting in the back, at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday evening, Aug. 12. Wall and the girls are all from Huntington.

Bubble boy


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Xavier Bowers, 6, of Huntington, enjoys the waterwalk inside a giant bubble at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday evening, Aug. 12. Bowers is the son of Gavin and Carrie Bowers.

3 bands, 2 parades, herd of camels just some of Andrews festival highlights

BackWater, a Huntington-based band playing country, classic rock and southern rock, will perform at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Band members are Gene Fugate, Tom Johnson, Rich Schwartz and Adam Kiel.
Photo provided.

Three bands, two parades and a herd of camels are just some of the highlights of this year’s Andrews Summer Festival.

The party starts on Friday, Aug. 12, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 13 — and everything’s free.

“We work very hard from the end of one festival to the beginning of the next one … so we can offer everything free for the kids in town,” says Kathy Gamble, one of the festival chairs.

 The organizing committee holds fund-raisers and seeks out donations to cover expenses and give the kids a good time.

Additional results for 4-H rabbit breed show

Additional results have been received for the rabbit breed show held during the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

They include:

English Angora
Gavin Covey, best of breed, blue ribbon.
Alivia Hernandez, best opposite sex, blue ribbon.

Jersey Wooly
Lauren Jackson, best of breed, blue ribbon.
Gavin Covey, best opposite sex, blue ribbon.
Blue ribbons: Tremar Clore (3), Lauren Jackson (2), Tyler Stephan, Benjamin Covey and Emma Hollman.

Andrews Summer Festival schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

All Day
TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALES
Permit fee waived for festival weekend

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BOOK & RUMMAGE SALE
Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library

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

4:00 - 8:00 p.m
WATERWALK - Town Hall parking lot

4-H scholarship recipients


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rae Ann O’Neill (third from left), Huntington County Purdue Extension educator for 4-H youth development, stands alongside 4-H’ers who received 4-H scholarships during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. Four-H’ers receiving scholarships were (from left) Kaitlin Jones, from the Indiana 4-H Foundation; Wyatt Landrum, from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board; and Nathan Park, also from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board.

Remembering Sarah Vlot


Photo by Steve Clark.

The family of late 4-H’er Sarah Vlot, (from left) Cornell, her father; Steven, her brother; and Dana, her mother, stands alongside Huntington County 4-H Fair board members Scott Pursifull and Tim Burnau (fourth and fifth from left, respectively), with a plaque commemorating Vlot’s achievements in 4-H during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. A fund in Vlot’s name that benefits the Huntington County 4-H program is in the process of being set up.

Vanderspool Memorial Scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) receives the Ray Vanderspool Memorial Scholarship from Judy Frischman during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The scholarship, named in honor of Frischman’s late husband, is awarded to a 4-H’er based on his or her 4-H record, community involvement and academic record.

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Drayer (left) receives the Wayne Keller Leadership Award from Joenita Keller during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The award honors outstanding leadership in the 4-H program.

Farm Bureau scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Allred (left) stands alongside Jerry Miller, of Huntington County Farm Bureau, who presented him with a scholarship from the bureau at a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Farm Bureau scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyra Marjamah (left) stands alongside Jerry Miller, of Huntington County Farm Bureau, who presented her with a scholarship from the bureau at a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Gardening scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Wyatt Landrum (left) is presented a Master Gardener achievement scholarship in gardening from Richard Wymer during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Floriculture scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) is presented a Master Gardener achievement scholarship in floriculture from Richard Wymer during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Community again rewards 4-H’er efforts at auction

DAIRY
The dairy auction, held on Thursday, July 28, saw three gallons of milk fetch $1,650. In 2015, two gallons were sold for $2,400. At $800, Macey Long had the best sale.

Results of the 2016 4-H dairy auction include the 4-H member’s name, premium price and buyer.

Individual sales were:

Macey Long, junior showman, $800, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance – Adam Stroup and C&C Auto Body & Paint.

Emma Landrum, senior showman, $400, Birchwood Farms.

Deandra Wygant, master showman, $450, Johnson Petroleum Inc.

Dairy beef has several champions at show

The results of the 4-H dairy show have been announced.

They are:

Showmanship
Senior
Emma Landrum, champion.
Timothy Jacobs, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Westin Bradford, champion.

Junior
Macey Long, champion.

Master
Deandra Wygant, champion.

Announce champions in recent county fashion revue judging

The results of the 4-H Fashion Revue have been announced.

They are:

Grade 3
Maleah Warpup, champion.
Anna Elliott, reserve champion.

Grade 4
Emalee Kline, champion.
Lizzie Colclesser, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Eliza Wohlford and Shaylyn Suchcicki.

Grade 5
Skyla Tomasek, champion.
Emma Hosier, reserve champion.

Grade 6
Emma Haupert, champion.

Atkinson and Langston take top spots in 4-H starter calf judging

The results of the 4-H Starter Calf Show have been announced. The show was held Wednesday, July 27, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Complete results are:

RATE OF GAIN
Stephanie Atkinson, 3.917526; Blake Drasny, 3.546392; Raygan Spice, 3.463918; Blake Drasny, 3.402062; Audrie Bowman, 3.278351; Rhett Spice, 3.237113; Riley Richardson, 3.175258; Seth Moon, 3.134021; Lola Ann Smith, 3.134021; and Gwyneth Penrod, 3.113402.

Judges choose many champions from diverse rabbit show

The results of the 4-H market rabbit judging, which was held on Sunday, July 24, have been announced.

They are:

MEAT PENS
Merisa Walter, champion.
Lizzie Colclesser, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, Merisa Walter, first; Lizzie Colclesser, second; Alexa Hill, third; Kira Klepper, fourth; Bailey Clarke, fifth; Taylor Martz, Rhitt Langston, Katelyn McMillan and Justin Hladik.

Four earn championships in wildlife competition

The results of the 4-H wildlife judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-4
Chloe Couch, champion with merit.
Nicholas Christman, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Gracie Lauer.

Grades 5-6
James Orniston, champion with merit.

Grades 7-9
Maggie Park, champion with merit.
Morgan Stout, reserve champion with merit.

Grades 10-12
Kaitlin Aughinbaugh, champion with merit.
Cori Heffelfinger, reserve champion with merit.

Two Christmans, McMillan take home soil and water championships

Results of the 4-H soil and water science project have been announced.

They are:

Grade 3-5
Nicholas Christman, champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Benjamin Christman.

Grade 6-8
Matthew McMillan, champion with merit.
Marianne Christman, reserve champion with merit.

Grade 9-12
Alexandria Christman, champion with merit.
Luke Christman, reserve champion with merit.

Pair of Kinseys and Johnson are tops in shooting sports judging

The results of the 4-H shooting sports education judging have been announced.

They are

Grades 3-5
Brayden Kinsey, champion with merit.
Madalynn Wellman, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbons with merit: Jay Clampitt, Luke Runyan and Lucas Trickle.
Blue ribbons: Isabelle Harlan, Madison Houser, Jeremiah Roser (2 ribbons) and Levi Shane.
Red ribbons: Haidee Stetzel and Tucker Stetzel.

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