The 58th Macon County Fair celebration included 409 exhibits in the youth division (ages 9-18), brought in by 338 youth exhibitors. The 2011 Macon County Fair 4-H Sweepstakes winner was Nathanael Klages with Isaac Stiles winning the runner-up Sweepstakes.
Grand Champion Ribbons in the Youth Exhibits (ages 9- 18) area were awarded to: Chandon Ivey, designed and sewed an Acoustic Guitar Case; Cody Tiger, Leather-Tooled Clock; Nathanael Klages, Horse Pen Sketch; and Cody Viar, Sweet Potatoes. Two exhibits received “A Bountiful Harvest” Rosette for their best depiction of this year’s Fair Theme: Melissa Bowman, Fall Landscape painting and Franklin High School, Panther Works, Class Exhibit on Apples.
Market Lamb Show
The Grand and Reserve Champion Conformation Lambs, were both owned by Trevor Rogers. Awards for the Lightweight Lamb Class included Daniel Pickens, blue ribbon; David Cabe, red ribbon; Catherine Barbee, white ribbon; and Gabe Pickens, white ribbon. Middleweight Lamb Class awards included Trevor Rogers, blue ribbon; Lisa Walker, red ribbon; Miles McClure, white ribbon; and Lisa Walker, white ribbon. The Heavyweight Lamb Class winners included Trevor Rogers, blue ribbon; John Cabe, blue ribbon; and Miles McClure, red ribbon.
Cloverbuds’ (ages 5-8) Showmanship participants received a trophy and blue ribbon: John Cabe, Miles McClure, and Gabe Pickens. Junior Showmanship Champion was Trevor Rogers, who received a trophy 4-H Belt Buckle and a rosette. The Junior Showmanship Reserve Champion, Daniel Pickens, received a trophy and rosette. Red ribbon winners in showmanship included: Lisa Walker, David Cabe, and Catherine Barbee.
Receiving rosettes for the 4-H Lamb Costume Contest included Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) Gabe Pickens, “Sherlock Holmes and Watson”; John Cabe, “John the Texas Ranger”; and Miles McClure, “Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane” & lamb “J.D. (Jefferson Davis) ‘Boss’ Hogg” along with “Enos and Flash” from Hazzard County. Junior exhibitors receiving Rosettes included David Cabe “Deputy Dave”; Daniel Pickens, “Donald Trump and Ewe Know Who,” and Trevor Rogers, “Little Red Riding Lamb and the Big Bad Wolfe.” Daniel Pickens won the Championship Trophy and Rosette.
The Lamb Obstacle Course was performed by Cloverbuds: Gabe Pickens, John Cabe, and Miles McClure. Each received a blue ribbon. Trevor Rogers won the Championship trophy and rosette for the Junior Division Lamb Obstacle Course. David Cabe won the Reserve Championship trophy, with Daniel Pickens in third place.
Fall Intersession 4-H Class
Youth interested having fun “doing” something positive over Fall Intercession (Oct. 10-14), will want to check out the 4-H list of classes. Preregistration is required and current enrollment forms/medical releases must be on file. Call 4-H at (828)349-2046 to preregister.
— Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., ages 9-18. Sensational Sewing! Help create pillows for the elderly and sew a locker caddy. A great beginner sewing project.
— Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., ages 9-18. Terrific Totes! The class will be creating two kinds of totes.
— Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., ages 10-18. “The Wonders of October.” Enjoy a day at the farm, with a hayride, cider sipping, fall leaf identification and leaf printing.
— Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., ages 9-18. “Community Service Sewing Day.” Learn to sew items to benefit those in need.
— Thursday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m., ages 9-18. “Archery.” Equipment is provided, but, you are welcome to bring your own bows, etc. Come any time during the class to try your hand at shooting bulls eyes.
— Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., ages 10-18. “Sole Hope.” Join us to help make a difference in the lives of children in Zambia, The group will be constructing shoes for them out of two-liter soda bottles.