Special Events & Festivals

Auction dollars down a bit, but buyers still show support

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.

In order of sale, individual auction results were as follows:

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emma Melcher (center) holds the Wayne Keller Leadership Award plaque presented to her Wednesday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are Wayne Keller’s daughters, Penny Hibler (left) and Brenda Conner.

Tractor pull


Photo by Steve Clark.

Evan Jennings smiles as he participates in the kiddie tractor pull, sponsored by Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America, on Tuesday, July 24, on Beck’s Hybrids Boulevard at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

4-H fair goat show has many champions

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

SHOWMANSHIP

Master
Aaron Amick, champion.

Senior
Aaron Amick, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Jenna Poulson, champion; Emma Haupert, reserve champion.

Junior
Brianna Leidig, champion; Austin Amick, reserve champion.

First Year
Charlie Close, champion; Olivia Inks, reserve champion.

Vlot Memorial Scholarship

4-H’er Emma Melcher (left) receives the Sarah Vlot Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 25, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship are Sarah Vlot’s parents, Dana Vlot (center) and Cornell Vlot.

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.

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