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Tuesday at the fair

Tuesday was Veterans Day at the Hardin County fair. The renovated grandstand was officially opened to the fair, and the annual fair honoree was announced.

Honored veterans

Honored veterans

After the attendance by area veterans for the Hardin County Fair’s opening ceremony declined, organizers sent out a call to their fellow vets to attend this year’s event. Tuesday the veterans responded with nearly 120 taking part in an extended service which thanked the men and women for their service to the country.

Honoree recognized

Honoree recognized

Fair Board President Bob Fish (right) presents a plaque to the 2013 Hardin County Fair honoree Marvin Ford on Tuesday at the fair. The board recognized Ford’s continued dedication to the fair as a member of the board and also for his work with the junior fair livestock sale.

Renovated grandstand

Renovated grandstand

Hardin County Commissioner Randy Rogers (left), Fair Board President Bob Fish, Commissioner Ed Elliott and Commissioner Brice Beaman cut the ribbon at the grandstand Tuesday in recognition of the work completed on the structure this summer. The county and fair board worked together to supply the $160,000 for the sealing and painting. Volunteers removed and replaced the bleachers from the structure during the process.

4-H at 4

4-H at 4

Kira Ray, 7, works at mixing a combination of coloring, oil and soy to create a soy-based ink at the 4-H at 4 program during the fair Tuesday. OSU Extension Educator Mark Light led young people through the process to learn how agriculture impacts their daily lives. The program continues at the fair every day at 4 p.m. between the hog and sheep barns. Ray is the daughter of Sandra and Kevin Ray of Kenton.

Pulling for first

Pulling for first

Addyson Kin pulls with all her might to go as far as she can on the kiddie pedal tractor pull Tuesday afternoon at the Hardin County Fair. Encouraging Kin is fair board member Paul Ralston.

Grooming, fitting champs

Grooming, fitting champs

Molly Wilson and Samantha Lowe combined to win grand champion honors in the junior fair beef grooming and fitting contest on Tuesday afternoon. Molly, the daughter of Rob and Lori Wilson, is a member of the Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H. Samantha, a member of Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H, is the daughter of Phil and Darla Lowe.

Reserve groomers

Reserve groomers

Reserve groomers

Demi Snider and Kolby Wilcox were the reserve champions in the junior fair beef grooming and fitting contest. Demi is the daughter of Dave and DeDe Snider of Kenton and Kolby is the son of Ashley Elwood and Rodney Wilcox of Kenton. They are both members of Lynn Valley Farmers 4-H.

Dish Day all-stars

Dish Day all-stars

The winners in Tuesday’s dish day contest was a who is who among the culinary experts who traditionally enter the competition. The theme of the first dish day this year was chicken dishes and first place went to Lori Paul (left) with a chicken spinach quiche. Second place honors went to Jackie James (center) with a chicken fruit salad with pasta and Thelma Musselman added to her collection of honors with third place for her chicken salad.

Honored veteransHonoree recognizedRenovated grandstand4-H at 4Pulling for firstGrooming, fitting champsReserve groomersDish Day all-stars

Times photos by Dan Robinson and Kendrick Jesionowski

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