A few more photos from the fair

(Posted July 19, 2020)

The Madison County Junior Fair took place July 11-17. The Junior Fair Livestock Sale started yesterday and finishes up tonight at 6 p.m. To place bids, go to www.bwfinaldrive.com.

Ellie Edwards, a 2020 graduate of Central Crossing High School in Grove City and a member of the LFS Riders 4-H Club, raised the Grand Champion pen of three broilers at the Madison County Fair. The Orient resident also placed first in poultry showmanship for 17- and 18-year-olds. This was her eighth year showing poultry.
Luke Peart, 16, of the Prairie Raiders 4-H Club and London FFA was outstanding with his beekeeping project and best overall natural resources project. He also took market ducks and had the grand champion pen this year. He was second in showmanship for 16-year-olds, top three for the senior division, and fifth overall showman of poultry. He also served as the fair prince as royalty titles were frozen from last year due to COVID-19.
Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle
Jabril Husein, 14, tries to guide his mule, “Ruthie,” during a practice session for the coon jump over 36 feet. The horse and human from Mount Sterling went on to take second in the event.
Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle
“Pepper” jumps over the 36-foot benchmark during the mule show. His handler, Dean Harris, said he started mule riding four years ago because he loves donkeys and loves riding and wanted to combine his two passions. The London teenager is a member of the LFS Riders 4-H Club.
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