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Guernsey County Fair

2011 Guernsey County Fair


          The Meadowbrook FFA Chapter was represented well at this year’s local county fair. There were many excellent achievements made. The students worked long and hard on all of their projects they took to show this year.

          At the hog show on Thursday, Taylor DeVolld won Grand Champion bred and owned and reserve grand champion over all with her market hog. Jimmy Church received reserve bred and owned with his. Sarah Mercer won reserve in her weight class while Jerad Patterson won third in his. Keith Waers, Heath Shriver, Jordan McConnell, Carrie Waers, Andrea Kackley, and Zack Patterson also showed.

          The students that showed sheep this year were Kristen Pratt, Kaity Dettra, Kaitlyn Stillion, Caitlyn Dodd, and Chrissie Dodd. Kristen placed first in her showmanship class. Chrissie Dodd placed second in her showmanship class. Kaitlyn Stillion won Grand Champion Born and Raised with her market lamb and Premier Breeding Sheep Exibitor. She was also our girl ambassador this year.

          Chris Stevens, Adonis Poland, Cody Wright, Kyle Wright, Tanner Waggoner, Kelsey Watson, and Taylor Modro showed goats. Kyle Wright received first in his boar goat class and second in senior pygmy showmanship. Tanner Waggoner placed first in his breed class.

          There were many showing cattle this year. Those showing dairy were Peter Novak and Erica Showalter. Peter won second in his class for his dairy beef feeder and Erica Showalter won Dairy Showman of Showman and reserve champion dairy cow. Taylor Modro, Taylor DeVolld, Bridget Hayes, Kelsey Watson, and Heath Shriver showed beef. Taylor Modro won 4th overall with her steer and Bridget Hayes won first in her showmanship class.

          We had a few students show rabbits. They include Alex Kenisell and Kensie Palmer, and Kaylyan Hallbaken. Nick Ley spent his time showing his Breed Chickens and broilers at the fair.

We had many members take vegetables to the fair that they grew in their garden and spent much hard work on. These students were Travis Larrick, Abby Dudley, Travis Lanning, Dwain Hall, Ray Collins, Justice May, Jessica Addy, and Ben Davis. Travis Lanning received Grand Champion vegetable with his pumpkin. Ben Davis won champion potatoes.

          Overall this year was a huge success for Meadowbrook FFA. The students all worked hard, and it showed. Hopefully next year goes as great as this one did, or better!