Celebration awards

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Three Huntington County 4-H'ers who showed champion livestock at the Indiana State Fair were selected for the inaugural Indiana State Fair Celebration Awards on Saturday, Aug. 10. Displaying the checks they received are (from left) Kayla Patrick, who exhibited the champion meat pen of rabbits; Kelsey Bauer, who had the champion Yorkshire barrow, which was also selected as third place overall barrow; and Dalaney Vickrey, who showed the champion Chester White barrow, which was also named fifth place overall barrow. The Celebration Awards take the place of the previous 4-H Sale of Champions, in which hometown supporters raised money to bid on the champion livestock. The cash awards in the Celebration Awards program, which is sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, were funded by the State Fair, premiums and the market value of each project.