Photos from the 2012 Madison County Fair
After placing second in market lamb showmanship,
Stephanie Gerckens of Plain City carefully crafts her entry in the hanging design category of the garden club flower show. Themes for the category played off of childrens games including Red Rover, Mother May I, and hide and seek. Gerckens theme was freeze tag. She is a member of the Open Path Garden Club.
Gerrett Davison, 16, stretches to get his beef feeders legs lined up. The London resident placed first in the senior showmanship division. He has won his class many times since joining 4-H eight years ago and creditshard work at home for his success. Davison is a member of Madison-Plains FFA and the Green Range 4-H Club.
With a Mario Bros. video game theme, Sarah Shepherd and her donkey,Copper, won the Dress Up Your Donkey contest. Sarah borrowed a friends Halloween costume to go as Yoshi. She found a Luigi costume for Copper at a thrift store. Shepherd, 17, is a member of the American Spirits 4-H Club. She lives in the London area and will be a senior at Madison-Plains High School this fall.
Brooklyn Keaton, 13, and her miniature donkey,Diva, were
Marcus Harvey, 13, stops to adjust his donkeys bow and arrows during the Dress Up Your Donkey contest. The cowboy and Indian theme won the pair fourth place. Harvey saidParker is laid back and didnt mind wearing the headdress. A resident of West Jefferson, Harvey is a member of the Rowdy Wranglers 4-H Club.
Desiree Holton (second from right), 19, a member of the All That & A Bag of Shavings 4-H Club, gives showmanship pointers to rabbit exhibitors: (from left) Colton Forrest, 9, of Town and Country Kids 4-H; Paul Huff, 11, of CCC County Conservation 4-H; and Daniel Hiett, 12, of Barn Busters 4-H. The rabbit is a Netherland dwarf.
Joseph Francis of Madison-Plains FFA stands ready for judging in
Playing cards in the beef barn to pass the time between events are: (from left) Haylee Henry, 11, of London who showed cattles and hogs as a member of the Speedy Spurs 4-H Club; Natalie Cunningham, 12, of Greenfield who spent two days at the fair helping Haylee; and Parker Wright, 10, who showed cattle and pigs with Speedy Spurs.
Abby Finney, 17, groomsRylee, the paint horse with which she competed in the hunter under saddle and western pleasure riding classes. The colorful covering keeps Rylees banded mane from getting dirty before show time. Finney is a member of Madison-Plains FFA and a resident of London.
Decked out in sparkly blue, Ellie Edwards makes a good showing in the western showmanship horse/pony walk/trot contest. The Rough & Rowdy Ropers 4-H member placed third.
Baylee Anderson trots with her horse in the western showmanship horse/pony walk/trot contest. The category is reserved for first- and second-year horsemen.
Kody Smith, 11, cleans his Jersey calf for the dairy show. The 2012 fair was Smiths first as an exhibitor. He belongs to the Madison Kountry Kids 4-H Club.
Mount Sterling resident Kinsey Null, 7, lays down the law in the Dress Up Your Pig Contest held July 10 at the Madison County Fair.She was a policeman for Halloween, so we were trying to recycle something we already had, said Tiffany Null, Kinsies mother.