Highlights from Thursday’s Fair


Story and photos by Randa Wagner



Alli Mullett, 19, of Georgia gets her face painted by Mary Wheeler at the Sheriff’s tent Thursday. She was visiting her uncle, David Mullett, of Mt. Gilead.


Children could get their picture taken for an ID tag and get their faces painted at the Morrow COunty Sheriff’s Office’s tent at the fair.


Competitors get ready to show their pygmy goats in the Small Arena about noon on Thursday. The goat handlers shown here had to start off identifying different body parts of the goats.


Jacob Levings, a sixth grade Highland student, prepares to show his Pigmy goat “Little Man” at the small arena. He was also competing in the Dairy and Saturday Market classes.


Over in the sheep arena, the Lamb Barbeque was underway, with lots of pot-luck dishes to choose from.


Enjoying their lunch during the Lamb Barbeque was, from left, Mt. Gilead 8th graders McKenzie Bump, Kierra McAvoy, and Kiersen George.


This is how you do it! Helping daughter Beth Hardwick wash down her Crossbred ewe is Scott Hardwick of Cardington. This is Beth’s third year showing Crossbred and Shropshire.


Playing the Wheel of Health Knowledge game at the Morrow County Health Dept.’s tent is Alex Anton, an 8th grader from Mt. Gilead. He answered correctly the question given by Northmor and Mt. Gilead School Nurse Amy Briski.


Bear Hollow Wood Carver Jason Stoner works on a sculpture of a howling wolf during a live session Thursday afternoon.


Riding on the Spinner with painted faces was, from left, Riley Patterson, 6; Kevin Tuttle, 7; and Josh Tuttle, 5; all of Cardington.


Flying high on the Paratrooper ride were Mt. Gilead 8th graders Lacie Baldwin,let, and Cassandra Snopik.


Competing in the Water Race was Hayden Ruff (foreground), 9, and his brother Mason, 8, both of Cardington. Hayden won the race and choose a rubber snake as his prize.


Singing My God is Real on the small stage was, from left: Quaid Newcome, Bev Smythe and Mary St. Clair.


Sitting with grandpa John Hershner at the small stage is Gwen Hershner, 7, and Nolan Hershner, 7. Both are Mt. Gilead students.


Competitors wait in line to compete in the Draft Horse Hitch Class event at noon.


Thursday saw hot temperatures and an afternoon downpour at the Morrow County Fair.

Despite that, here is what was on Thursday’s agenda:

Bear Hollow Chainsaw Exhibitor – 4 Shows

9 a.m… Dairy, Pygmy, and Angora Goat Show

9 a.m. … Dairy, Pygmy & Angora Goat Show

9 a.m… English Showmanship/English Walk-Trot

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. … United Way Sponsored Activities

9 a.m… Beef Feeder Showmanship and Classes

11 a.m… Favorite Food Contest Entries in Place

11 a.m. … Food Fun Day

12 p.m… Lamb Barbecue

12 p.m. … Morrow County Draft Horse Hitch Classes

1 p.m… Dairy Feeder Showmanship and Classes

1 p.m… Sheep Breeding Show

2 – 6 p.m. … United Way Sponsored Activities

2 p.m. … Mary St. Clair

3 p.m… Dog Show

3:30 p.m. … Quaid Newcome

4:30 p.m… Sheep Showmanship

5 p.m… Goat Obstacle Course & Costume Class

5 – 7 p.m. … Stateline Sinners

6 p.m… Market Lamb Show

7:30 p.m. to Close. … Steel Creek

8:00 p.m. … Rough Truck

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office has some kid-friendly events this year at their tent near the Junior Fair building. Face painting was available Thursday through Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Also available was free Kid IDs for children age 15 and under, which included a photo and information on an ID that fits into a wallet. This provides parents with information to give authorities should their child come up missing. About 300 IDs had been processed by early Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Jim is a new ‘feature’ this year, a ten foot tall inflatable deputy, on loan from the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and Ashland County Sheriff’s Office. There are four Deputy Jims in the State of Ohio, and a man can be inside the inflatable figure (for about 30 minutes maximum) to walk around greeting fairgoers and doing a bit of dancing.

Also available at the tent were coloring books, crayons, badges and an assortment of kid-friendly items for the youngster.

Alli Mullett, 19, of Georgia gets her face painted by Mary Wheeler at the Sheriff’s tent Thursday. She was visiting her uncle, David Mullett, of Mt. Gilead.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2851.jpgAlli Mullett, 19, of Georgia gets her face painted by Mary Wheeler at the Sheriff’s tent Thursday. She was visiting her uncle, David Mullett, of Mt. Gilead.

Children could get their picture taken for an ID tag and get their faces painted at the Morrow COunty Sheriff’s Office’s tent at the fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2853.jpgChildren could get their picture taken for an ID tag and get their faces painted at the Morrow COunty Sheriff’s Office’s tent at the fair.

Competitors get ready to show their pygmy goats in the Small Arena about noon on Thursday. The goat handlers shown here had to start off identifying different body parts of the goats.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2856.jpgCompetitors get ready to show their pygmy goats in the Small Arena about noon on Thursday. The goat handlers shown here had to start off identifying different body parts of the goats.

Jacob Levings, a sixth grade Highland student, prepares to show his Pigmy goat “Little Man” at the small arena. He was also competing in the Dairy and Saturday Market classes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2857.jpgJacob Levings, a sixth grade Highland student, prepares to show his Pigmy goat “Little Man” at the small arena. He was also competing in the Dairy and Saturday Market classes.

Over in the sheep arena, the Lamb Barbeque was underway, with lots of pot-luck dishes to choose from.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2860.jpgOver in the sheep arena, the Lamb Barbeque was underway, with lots of pot-luck dishes to choose from.

Enjoying their lunch during the Lamb Barbeque was, from left, Mt. Gilead 8th graders McKenzie Bump, Kierra McAvoy, and Kiersen George.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2861.jpgEnjoying their lunch during the Lamb Barbeque was, from left, Mt. Gilead 8th graders McKenzie Bump, Kierra McAvoy, and Kiersen George.

This is how you do it! Helping daughter Beth Hardwick wash down her Crossbred ewe is Scott Hardwick of Cardington. This is Beth’s third year showing Crossbred and Shropshire.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2862.jpgThis is how you do it! Helping daughter Beth Hardwick wash down her Crossbred ewe is Scott Hardwick of Cardington. This is Beth’s third year showing Crossbred and Shropshire.

Playing the Wheel of Health Knowledge game at the Morrow County Health Dept.’s tent is Alex Anton, an 8th grader from Mt. Gilead. He answered correctly the question given by Northmor and Mt. Gilead School Nurse Amy Briski.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2866.jpgPlaying the Wheel of Health Knowledge game at the Morrow County Health Dept.’s tent is Alex Anton, an 8th grader from Mt. Gilead. He answered correctly the question given by Northmor and Mt. Gilead School Nurse Amy Briski.

Bear Hollow Wood Carver Jason Stoner works on a sculpture of a howling wolf during a live session Thursday afternoon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2869.jpgBear Hollow Wood Carver Jason Stoner works on a sculpture of a howling wolf during a live session Thursday afternoon.

Riding on the Spinner with painted faces was, from left, Riley Patterson, 6; Kevin Tuttle, 7; and Josh Tuttle, 5; all of Cardington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2883.jpgRiding on the Spinner with painted faces was, from left, Riley Patterson, 6; Kevin Tuttle, 7; and Josh Tuttle, 5; all of Cardington.

Flying high on the Paratrooper ride were Mt. Gilead 8th graders Lacie Baldwin,let, and Cassandra Snopik.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2891.jpgFlying high on the Paratrooper ride were Mt. Gilead 8th graders Lacie Baldwin,let, and Cassandra Snopik.

Competing in the Water Race was Hayden Ruff (foreground), 9, and his brother Mason, 8, both of Cardington. Hayden won the race and choose a rubber snake as his prize.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2904.jpgCompeting in the Water Race was Hayden Ruff (foreground), 9, and his brother Mason, 8, both of Cardington. Hayden won the race and choose a rubber snake as his prize.

Singing My God is Real on the small stage was, from left: Quaid Newcome, Bev Smythe and Mary St. Clair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2906.jpgSinging My God is Real on the small stage was, from left: Quaid Newcome, Bev Smythe and Mary St. Clair.

Sitting with grandpa John Hershner at the small stage is Gwen Hershner, 7, and Nolan Hershner, 7. Both are Mt. Gilead students.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_IMG_2907.jpgSitting with grandpa John Hershner at the small stage is Gwen Hershner, 7, and Nolan Hershner, 7. Both are Mt. Gilead students.

Competitors wait in line to compete in the Draft Horse Hitch Class event at noon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/09/web1_Last-IMG_2872.jpgCompetitors wait in line to compete in the Draft Horse Hitch Class event at noon.

Story and photos by Randa Wagner