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More winning smiles

More winning smiles from the 2013 Hardin County Fair.

Reserve award

Reserve award

Michelle Shepherd of New Bloomington won a reserve champion rosette in open class home economics in the leather item category.

Knitting prize

Knitting prize

Melissa Austin of Kenton displays the white sweater that earned her reserve champion honors in the knitting division of open class home economics.

Winning with grandma

Winning with grandma

Caitlyn Delong, Dunkirk, and her grandmother, Shirley Green, also of Dunkirk, walked away from the fine arts show with a trailer-load of trophies and ribbons. Caitlyn snagged reserve and grand championships and won the family choice trophy for her holiday ceramic entry in the dry brush class. Her decorated picture won a grand championship in the high school, along with a reserve championship for her photography. Shirley won a reserve championship honor for her holiday entry and another for her basket weaving work in the senior citizen division of the show.

Family success

Family success

The Woodruff family brought home a variety of honors from the 2013 Hardin County Fair. Mariann won a grand championship in the It’s A Great Pumpkin show. Carl won a grand champion rosette in the elementary decorated painting class. Vern IV captured a reserve championship title in the elementary decorated painting division. Joan (represented by Carla Woodruff) won a grand championship in the senior citizen’s photography class and Vern III won a grand championship for his photography entry.

Blooming winners

Blooming winners

Darlene Wilson (left) won a grand champion title with her artistic display of fall flowers in the weekend’s flower competition. Her daughter, Clair, secured a championship rosette for her colorful collection of fall flowers.

Gifted family

Gifted family

Tyler Buxton, Kenton, created some wooden pumpkins for and was rewarded with a grand championship rosette. His sister, Delaney Buxton, also of Kenton, took home a grand championship for her creation in the elementary school division.

Special quilt

Special quilt

The reserve championship among the quilt winners at the Hardin County Fair was created by Nancy Fleming of Ada.

Skilled artists

Skilled artists

Courtney Stober, Kenton, won the judge’s approval with the wooden frog she created for this year’s woodworking competition. Will Flinn, Kenton, won a grand championship title with his basket weaving entry.

Sly winners

Sly winners

Garrett Hensel, Kenton, won a grand championship honor for his painting of a fox in the elementary division of the fine arts show. Alicia Williams captured a grand championship title with her decorative art in the professional division of the competition.

Special honorees

Special honorees

The winners of the annual Al Martin Memorial awards in the Hardin County Fair horse show were Jared McNeely, the clover award winner and Aby Russler, the winner of the sportsmanship award. Presenting the honor is Al Martin’s daughter, Alisia Martin.

Monster box

Monster box

Kayce Sherman of Kenton converted a small box into a smiling monster and earned a grand championship honor in the middle school recycling division.

Eye for beauty

Eye for beauty

MacKenzie Rader, Rushsylvania, entered her photo of a flower in the middle school division of the photography competition and went home with a reserve championship.

Winter scene

Winter scene

Ruth Brown of Ada captured the grand championship title in the senior division of the fine arts competition at the 2013 Hardin County Fair.

Photo artist

Photo artist

Paula Beverly of Kenton was awarded a reserve championship ribbon in the fine arts show for her colorful photo.

Woodworking master

Woodworking master

It is hard to imagine the number of hours and the skill Neil Williams invested in his woodworking entry. The wooden toy was a mechanical thrill for the judges, who rewarded the Kenton man with a grand champion rosette.

Reserve awardKnitting prizeWinning with grandmaFamily successBlooming winnersGifted familySpecial quiltSkilled artistsSly winnersSpecial honoreesMonster boxEye for beautyWinter scenePhoto artistWoodworking master

Times photos by Dan Robinson

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