The Wallowa County Spring Fair saw a good turnout of all-around citizens capable of managing their household, speaking in public, and hunting and cooking food.
Youth from 4-H throughout the county competed in all the domestic skills, from proper measuring of food ingredients to sewing; hunting and cookery skills with archery and outdoor cooking competitions; and preparation to be involved citizens with numerous speaking contests.
Winners in these skilled events have been announced. They are:
Scrapbooking skills: Level 1 Champ., Ashley Durning-Starner; Level 2 Champ., Georgia Falk.
Favorite outfit contest: Champ., Kaesie Williams.
Sewing skills: Jr. Reserve Champ., Flora McDonald; Jr. Champ., Bernadette Matthews.
Clothing judging: Jr. Reserve Champ., Bernadette Matthews; Jr. Champ., Mary Catherine Matthews; Int. Champ., Grace Bartlow.
Fashion Revue: Reserve Champ., Mary Catherine Matthews; Jr. Champ. and winner of the South Fork Grange gift award, Flora McDonald; Int. Champ. and winner of the Liberty Grange gift award, Grace Bartlow.
Foods Junior division:
Measuring contest Jr. Champ., Zoey Leith: Better Breakfast Jr. Reserve Champ., Gracie Ellis; Champion Kaesie Williams; Cookie baking Jr. Co-Reserve Champs., Amelia Durning-Starner and Kaesie Williams; Champ., Emma Durning-Starner: Snappy snacks Champ., Devin Schreiber: Microwave Champ., Devin Schreiber.
Foods Int. division:
Champ. Fruit and Veg., Samantha Durning-Starner; Champ. Main Dish, Deidre Schreiber; Champ. Microwave, Deidre Schreiber; Champ. Mini-meal, Samantha Durning-Starner. Both Samantha Durning-Starner and Deidre Schreiber qualified for State Fair.
Tablesetting Junior Reserve, Gracie Ellis; Champion and winner of a gift award, Zoey Leith; Int. Champ. and winner of the Dwane and Carole Voss gift award, Deidre Schreiber.
Food Judging Junior division: Co-Reserve Champ., Zoey Leith and Devin Schreiber; Champ., Amelia Durning-Starner.
Outdoor cookery Jr. Team Champ., Gracie Ellis and Kaesie Williams; Int. Champ., Deidre Schreiber.
Favorite Foods contest:
Junior division Reserve Champ., Gracie Ellis; Champ., Kaesie Williams:
Int. division Champ., Deidre Schreiber.
Food Prep Awards:
Highest two blue ribbons in food prep emphasizing dairy products receive cash awards in each age division from Oregon Dairy Women. Winners are: Jr. Second, Kaesie Williams – Better Breakfast; Jr. First, Devin Schreiber – Microwave; Int. Second – Deidre Schreiber – Microwave; Int. First, Samantha Durning-Starner – Mini Meal.
Top member using beef, award by Wallowa County Stock Growers: Kaesie Williams.
Judge’s Choice awards: Best Junior Cook award from Hurricane Creek Grange GWA, Kaesie Williams: Best Int. Cook award from the Bookloft, Deidre Schreiber.
Junior Individual Illustrated Talk: Reserve Champ., Libby Fisher; Champ. and winner of plaque sponsored by Wallowa County Fair Board, Bailey Vernam.
Junior Team Illustrated Talk: Reserve Champ., Gracie Ellis and Kaesie Williams; Champ. team and winner of plaques sponsored by John and Eileen Williams, Ryder Goller and Willie Gibbs.
Junior Individual Demonstration: Reserve Champ., Madison Jeffreys; Champ. and winner of a plaque sponsored by Wallowa County Fairboard, Chance Arbogast.
Junior Team Demonstration Talk: Reserve Champ., Rosie Movich-Fields and Addie Royce; Champ. and winner of plaques sponsored by John and Eileen Williams, Caden Fent and Cody Fent.
Int. Presentations: Int. Individual Illustrated Talk Reserve Champ., Maddi Tracy; Champ. and winner of a plaque sponsored by Larry and Irene Wells, Brianna Micka.
Int. Team Illustrated Talk: Champ. Team and winner of plaques sponsored by Dr. Gary Underhill, Bethany Anderson and Kalie Melville.
Int. Individual Demonstration Reserve Champ., Sidney Stonebrink; Champ. and winner of plaque sponsored by Larry and Ilene Wells, Cole Gomes.
Intermediate Team Demonstration Champ. and winner of plaques sponsored by Dr. Gary Underhill, Lexi Gassett and Madison McDowell.
Senior Individual Illustrated Talk Reserve Champ., Jakob Hoffman; Champ. and winner of a plaque sponsored by Wheatland Insurance, Taylor Grote; Champ. Team and winner of the Larry and Tami Wightman prize, Anna Rinehart and Gabrielle Wells.
Public Speaking Contest:
Jr. Champ., Johanna Wells; Int. Reserve, Georgia Falk; Int. Champ., Deidre Schreiber; Sr. Reserve, Sarah Aschenbrenner; Sr. Champ., Anna Rinehart.
Jr. Champ., Willie Gibbs; Int. Reserve Champ., Cole Gomes; Int. Champ., Samantha Durning-Starner; Sr. Reserve Champ., Sarah Aschenbrenner; Sr. Champ., Ashley Durning-Starner.
The top two presentations emphasizing dairy foods or dairy cattle receive cash awards sponsored by the Oregon Dairy Women. Josi Coggins won First in the Junior Division.
Participants qualifying for State Fair in Intermediate Presentations are: Brianna Micka, Maddi Tracy, Ella Anderson, Timmy Wells, Cole Gomes, Sidney Stonebrink and the Int. Team of Bethany Anderson, Kaylie Melville, Lexi Gassett and Madison McDowell.
Participants qualifying for State Fair in Senior Presentations are: Taylor Grote, Jakob Hoffman, and the Senior Team of Anna Rinehart and Gabrielle Wells.
Qualifiers in Speaking are: Deidre Schrieber, Georgia Falk, Jakob Falk, Anna Rinehart and Sarah Aschenbrenner.
Qualifiers in Impromptu are: Samantha Durning-Starner, Cole Gomes, Georgia Falk, Anna Moholt, Sarah Aschenbrenner, and Ashley Durning-Starner.
Participants who qualified to do presentations at Horse Classics include: Brianna Micka, Chance Arbogast, Taylor Grote, Maddi Tracy, Deidre Schreiber, Sarah Aschenbrenner and the team of Lexi Gassett and Madison McDowell.
The High Point Bare Bow Archer and winner of a trophy sponsored by Stangel Industries is Ruben Hunt.
The High Point Compound Archer is Andrew Matthews.
The Most Improved Archer and winner of a trophy sponsored by South Fork Grange is Ellyse Tinglestad.
Tournament results for the day of the fair: Jr. Champ. Compound, Kaden Casper; Int. Champ. Compound, Cole Gomes; Jr. Champ. Barebow, Chance Arbogast; Jr. Reserve Champ. Barebow, Trace Evans.