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Creativity talent honored at fair

Fair participants showed off their creative sides with their winning entries at the Hardin County Fair.

Talented kids

Talented kids

Justin Thiel, Dola, was the grand champion winner for his photo of a praying mantis in the elementary division of the photography show. Lauren Lenhart, Dola, won a grand champion title and a trophy for her ceramic entry in the elementary division of the fine arts show.

Duke drawing

Duke drawing

Emily Brown, Alger, was a grand champion winner in the fine arts show for her portrait of John Wayne.

Winning entry

Winning entry

Sue Dickinson, Forest, had the attention of the judge and earned the reserve honors in the seniors division of the painted wood competition.

Top potato

Top potato

Justin Thiel, Dola, had the winner in the Mr. Potato Head contest with this Hardin Northern Polar Bear spud.

Master builder

Master builder

The woodworking skills of Conrad Corbin, of Forest, earned him the grand and reserve championship honors in the high school division of the fine arts contest.

Historical entry

Historical entry

The ball-headed war club creation of Matthew Weaver, Kenton, won a reserve championship rosette in the middle school division of the fine arts contest.

All smiles

All smiles

Kira Ray was happy the judge named her floral photograph the reserve champion in the elementary school competition of the fine arts show.

Grand winner

Grand winner

The judge named the beaded jewelry entered by Linda St. Clair, Kenton, the champion in the craft competition of the fine arts show.

Talented brothers

Talented brothers

Laddie Mathews (left) of Kenton, won the grand championship rosette and his brother, Scotty, won the reserve championship honors for their paintings in the fine arts show’s middle school division.

Family act

Family act

Melanie Butterfield, Harrod, earned a grand championship honor and trophy for her ceramic work in the middle school division of the fine arts show. Her brother, Jacob, was also a winner in the show as his entry won a reserve honor for middle school crafts.

Double winner

Double winner

The ceramic skills of Joe Oman Jr. were rewarded by the judge in the fine arts show at the Hardin County Fair this year. Oman’s Native American figurine was named the grand champion in the adult division of competition and a reserve rosette was awarded to Oman’s religious creation.

Deere art

Deere art

Colleen Collins, Kenton, was the winner of a reserve championship in the senior division of the fine arts show with her painting of a John Deere tractor.

Artistic creations

Artistic creations

Diana Roll, Kenton, earned a reserve championship with her painted gourd entry in the fine arts contest, while Colleen Collins snagged a rosette for her holiday painting skills in the senior division.

Annual winner

Annual winner

Faith Ann Holbrook has made it a tradition to win championships at the Hardin County Fair and she added a pair to her collection from the high school division of the fine arts contest. Her holiday creation was named the division’s reserve champion honors and the grand champion she also had a grand championship in the painted wood competition.

Lots of honors

Lots of honors

Linda Gibson, Dunkirk, took home a reserve championship rosette for her French bread in Tuesday’s contest. Gloria Dulin had a successful day at the fair as her chocolate cookies won the plaque for the best in the show. Dulin also earned a reserve championship for her molasses cookies and another for her yeast bread entry.

Scenic entry

Scenic entry

Susan Bailey, Alger, won a grand champion honor at the fine arts competition at this year’s fair with her landscape creation.

Coloring winners

Coloring winners

The Kenton Times and Painter Creek Grange held their annual coloring contest for kids 0-8 at the 2013 Hardin County Fair with 122 kids participating. Winners are (from left, front) Dylan Wheeler of Kenton, 1st place ages 1-2; Jordan Goslee of Alger, 2nd place ages 1-2; Kate Russell of Mount Victory, 3rd place ages 1-2; (back) Andrea Davis of Forest, 3rd place ages 7-8; Hayden Holland of Kenton, 2nd place ages 3-4; Carson Gordon of Kenton, third place ages 3-4; Keegan McBride of Forest, 1st place ages 3-4 and Tucker Hazelton of Ada, 3rd place ages 5-6. Absent were Brayden Koby of Newark, 2nd place ages 5-6 and Allison Harpel of Kenton, second place ages 7-8.

Top veggies

Top veggies

Anna Creswell of Forest earned a third place best of show award for her guard and a first best of show honor for her green peppers.

Sweet success

Sweet success

Ruth Staley, Forest, was a double winner in the baking contest Tuesday at the Hardin County Fair. Her peanut butter fudge was the grand champion in its division and she also won a reserve honor for her no bake cookies. Pam Miller, LaRue, won a reserve rosette for the white chocolate cranberry orange fudge creation.

Great pumpkin

Great pumpkin

Zeb Wilson, Forest, was pleased the judges liked his entry in the It’s the Great Pumpkin contest. Wilson won top honors.

Sweet smile

Sweet smile

Elisa Marie McKinley, Kenton, won a grand championship by using honey from Althauser farms in her quick bread entry at the fair.

Top quilt

Top quilt

Samantha King’s colorful quilt was named the grand champion of the competition in the arts and craft show. King is from Forest.

Bushel of honors

Bushel of honors

Lois Weatherill, Bluffton, takes home several honors from the arts and craft competition at this year’s fair. Her embroidered necklace was the reserve champion in that division. A fleece child’s sweater was named grand champion in the sewing contest with her sewed art doll taking the reserve honors.

Winning couple

Winning couple

Pam Miller, LaRue, pealed and placed 86 cherry tomatoes in a canning jar and her efforts caught the attention of the judge. She earned a grand champion rosette for her work. Her husband, Jerry, was the grand prize winner of the wine contest.

Best of show

Best of show

Times photo/Ty Thaxton
Best of show
Jane Landsberg stands with the flower that earned her the rosette for best of show for annuals and perennials in the flower show Friday afternoon at the Hardin County Fair.

Youth champion

Youth champion

Olivia Hattery of Kenton won reserve champion honors in youth cultural arts at the Hardin County Fair for her skirt.

Talented kidsDuke drawingWinning entryTop potatoMaster builderHistorical entryAll smilesGrand winnerTalented brothersFamily actDouble winnerDeere artArtistic creationsAnnual winnerLots of honorsScenic entryColoring winnersTop veggiesSweet successGreat pumpkinSweet smileTop quiltBushel of honorsWinning coupleBest of showYouth champion

Times photos by Dan Robinson

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