Special Events & Festivals

2009 royalty rolls down parade route


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Alli Harris, 2009 Huntington County 4-H royalty champion, takes a ride down the 4-H fair parade route on Friday evening, July 16.

Announce 4-H tractor competition winners

The Huntington County 4-H Tractor Operator's Contest was held on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Following is a list of results:

Junior Lawn and Garden
Noah Gass, champion; Chandler Lewis, reserve champion; Tyler Stephan, third; Jami Norwood, David Layman and Jarod Lewis.

Senior Lawn and Garden
Tyler Blocker, champion; Joshua Thacker, reserve champion; Jason Thacker, third; and A.J. Hoover.

Junior Farm
Michael Winters, champion; Brody Norwood, reserve champion; Julie Winters, third; Lane Whitted and Lucas Reust.

‘Wizard of Oz’ to be Wildcat Fest theme

The 2010 Markle Wildcat Festival will be held Aug. 27 through Aug. 29.

The parade is on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. and the registration deadline for parade entries is Aug. 6.

The theme for this year's festival is "The Wizard of Oz."
To register for the parade, contact Tim or Rhonda O'Reilly at 824-3950 or rjoreilly@dish mail.net.

The form is also available online at www.wildcatfestival.com.

Forms must be returned to Tim and Rhonda O'Reilly at 1481 W. 100 N., Bluffton, IN  46714.

 

Dog show Agility: Intermediate A champ


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Abbi Crago was named champion in the Agility: Intermediate A class at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show. on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Dog show Agility: Beginner B champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Taylor Scher (left) was crowned champion in the Agility: Beginner B category at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park. Ashley Mitchell was named reserve champion.

Novice rally champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Colene Smart (left) and Abbi Blocker received champion and reserve champion, respectively, in the Rally: Novice B division of the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Dog show agility beginner champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County 4-H Dog show judges crowned Jeremiah Johnson (left) champion in the "Agility: Beginner A" class on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park. Cora Helton was named reserve champion.

Dog show agility intermediate champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

LaRanda Pasko (left) and Colene Smart were named champion and reserve champion, respectively, in the Agility: Intermediate B category during the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Dog show agility advanced champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Caleb Smart (left) was crowned champion and Amanda Marshall reserve champion in the Agility: Advanced A division of the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Senior Farm Tractor winners


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Matt Bulmer (left) and Nate Richardson were named champion and reserve champion, respectively, of the Senior Farm Tractor category during the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Contest on Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Senior Lawn and Garden champions


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tyler Blocker (left) was crowned champion and Josh Thacker reserve champion in the Senior Lawn and Garden division of the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Contest, held at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 11.

Junior Lawn and Garden champions


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Noah Gass (left) and Chandler Lewis were named champion and reserve champion, respectively of the Junior Lawn and Garden category, during the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Contest, held Sunday, July 11, at Hier's Park.

Junior Ag Tractor champs


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Michael Winters (left) and Brody Norwood were crowned champion and reserve champion, respectively, in the Junior Ag Tractor division of the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Show on Sunday, July 11. The event was held at Hier's Park.

Royalty contest on Friday kicks off action as 80th county 4-H fair takes center stage

The 80th Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks off this Friday, July 16, with the selection of the 2010 fair royalty from a field of 12 veteran 4-H members.

The traditional opening parade will be held just prior to the royalty contest, but this year's parade will follow a new route. Parade participants will assemble at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Cherry Street, then take John Street to Jefferson Street and continue north to Huntington North High School, where the royalty contest will be held.

More dog showmanship champions


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Winning showmanship honors at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 10, are (from left) Anniah Marshall, junior champion; Abbi Crago, reserve junior champion; LaRanda Pasko, reserve senior champion; and Colene Smart, senior champion.

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