Fair Photos from Thursday, July 10: Hot day at the fair

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Celebrating first

Chelsea Sifrit’s Cross ewe expresses her excitement at her

owner’s victory in the senior breeding showmanship class

of the open sheep show, held July 10. Sifrit is a resident of

London and a member of Madison-Plains FFA. She also

showed a hog at the fair.

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Wooly competition

Courtney Rohner’s fuzzy sheep, a Rmoney ram lamb, holds

still for the judges in the senior breeding showmanship class

of the open sheep show held July 10. Rohner placed third.

She is a London resident and member of Willing Workers

West 4-H Club.

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Flower power

The morning of the garden club flower show, Stephanie

Gerckens (left) and Gina Foust help one another get day

lily specimens ready for the judge. Both are members of

the Open Path Garden Club of Plain City.

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Among the blooms

Cindy Forrest takes her son, Jake, through the Garden Club Flower Show on July 10. Forrest has been a member of the Budding Bloomers for eight years. Her club took first place in the flower bed competition and second place overall in the show. As an individual competitor, Forrest took first with her coreopsis and fringed shasta daisy specimens.

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Siblings compete

Lexi and Austin Rehm, members of the Country Pride 4-H Club, whisper during the baby halter class of the Junior Fair donkey show July 10.

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Taking a cart ride

Laryssa Hedgecock’s job was to convince her donkey to navigate through a series of cones, over logs and around a barrel in the cart competition of the Junior Fair Donkey Show.

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Happy to be here

Casey Knisley, 13, and her mother, Marla, give Casey’s lamb

some light-hearted encouragement prior to the open class show. Knisley has been showing sheep for five years, both in open

and 4-H classes. She is a member of the Fairfield Rascals

4-H Club and a resident of Mount Sterling.

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Groom time

Mitchell Howard, 11, and his mother, Amy, convince Mitchell’s sheep to get into position for a grooming session. Howard competed in the open showmanship class on July 10. He is a member of the Madison Country Kids 4-H Club and a resident of West Jefferson.

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Best of the best

Rachel Garrison of the Speedy Spurs 4-H Club emerged as the winner of the Steer of the Day competition in the Junior Fair Beef Show on July 10.

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Eye on the judge

Gerrett Davison tries to keep his eye on the judge while keeping his market steer in line. Davison is a member of the Green Range 4-H Club.

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