Big ol’ bunch of fair photos (2 of 5)

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(Posted July 17, 2019)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer/Photographer

The following are scenes from the 2019 Madison County Fair which took place July 7-13 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London.


Six-year-old Ashton Perry seeks advice before throwing darts at balloons to try to win a prize. The London resident eventually won a blue alien for his efforts.
Peyton Marting, 3, of Washington Court House, enjoys a pony ride.
Levi James (front), 5, deftly navigates the motocross course on the Madison County fairgrounds. While his class was designated for “true beginners,” the Grove City resident handled the course like a pro.
Logan resident Andrew Johnson, 8, prepares to land a jump during dirtbike racing at the fair’s motocross event.
Austin Wilkett, 17, of Wellston competes in the teen division for ATVs during the fair’s motocross event.
Mackenzie Moore, 12, of London spins her younger sister, Madison Smith, around the dance floor at the Della Selsor building during the Junoir Fair Dance. Moore is a member of the newly established Hops & Flops 4-H Club.
Keaton Sparks of London is prepared for the Corvettes & Mustangs ride to begin.
Kayla Miller of Springfield washes her horse, King, after a day of riding. The 12-year-old competed in several equine events.
Marion resident Olivia Pratt displays her lamb-handling skills and her keen fashion sense. The 12-year-old designed her outfit, stating that the hardest part was getting the design of the plaid skirt just right.
Miley Meade (left), 5, and Campbell Johnson, 3, compete in the pairs event at the Guys & Gals Lead wearing wool outfits made by their grandmother. It was the first time the cousins from London have participated in the event, which saw them taking home second place.
After taking home first place in the pairs division at the Guys & Gals Lead, Karlee Johnson (left) and Christina Cook are all smiles with lamb “Roxy.” The duo from Fayette County were competing in their first event of the night.
Laryssa Hedgecock of Plain City competes in the adult division of the Guys & Gals Lead. The 23-year-old made her entire outfit.
Despite high nerves before her first demolition derby, Shelby Robinson of West Jefferson is all smiles before putting on her helmet.
Dixie Johnson of Springfield navigates the demolition derby arena.
Though her car was filled with smoke after getting smashed into multiple times, Devlin Lewis of De Graff still sought working cars in the demolition derby arena.
Louis Croom of London hangs out before participating in the Smash-It Demolition Derby. Croom said the 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix was given to him by a friend’s father, who told him to “do what he wanted” with it.
Chillicothe residents Brandon Harris (left) and Josh Kight are the last men standing in their heat during the demolition derby.
Austin Arnett of London enjoys his new light saber.

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