5 pm Sept. 1, 2015 – Here are photos from Tuesday’s Morrow County Fair. (More Tuesday photos to come.)
Mike Rose of Grove City, OH performed as Elvis at 12:30 pm on the small stage for a full crowd. He performs year-round at a variety of venues all over the state, including MRDD schools, industries, seniors centers and nursing homes.
“For Mike, Elvis is in the music, not his jumpsuit,” says his wife, Mae, a Highland alumnus. “There’s just nobody like Elvis.” She added Mike has been performing the act for over 30 years, since the age of 17.
On Tuesday’s schedule was:
Senior Citizens Day until 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m… Opening Ceremony (Show Arena)
9 a.m… Swine BBR Show (Show Arena)
9 a.m… Horse and Pony ABC Judging (Horse Arena)
9 a.m… Open Swine Show and Judging (Show Arena)
15 minutes after above… Horse and Pony Showmanship/Western Show
10 a.m… Llama & Alpaca & Pack/Harness Goat Show (Small Arena)
11 a.m… Draft Horse Showmanship (Draft Arena)
12 p.m. – 11 p.m… Midway Open … Rides close 5 to 6 p.m.
12 p.m… Draft Horse, Pony, & Mule Classes (Draft Horse Arena)
1 p.m… Rabbit Showmanship (Small Arena)
1 p.m. … Flower and Garden Club Judging (Floral Hall)
3 p.m. … Jane Horton(Small Stage)
4:30 p.m. … Dave and Ethel Smith (Small Stage)
5 p.m … Swine Breeders Picnic
6 p.m … Harness Racing (Grandstand)
6 p.m … Encore! (Small Stage)
6:30 p.m… King and Queen Presentation (Youth Building)
7:30 p.m… Rabbit and Poultry Costume Contest (Small Animal Arena)
7:30 p.m… Youth Sheep Lead-In (Show Arena)
7:30-9:30 p.m. … Karaoke (Small Stage)
8 p.m… Talent Show (Youth Building) (Following the Outstanding Fair Supporter/Jr. Fair King and Queen Contest)
Michelle Knight, left, and Alexis McCoy were on duty at Gate B, taking admission and giving directions.
Vendors set up their booths in the Commercial building, which also offered a cool respite for fairgoers from the heat outdoors.
‘Manning’ the booth for Morrow County Democrats is, from left, Miriam Bloom, Judy McKirgan and Kathy Duffy.
The Sentinel’s LeAnne Gompf posed with Elvis – Mike Rose – before his performance on the small stage Tuesday. Rose performs the act year round all over Ohio.
There was quite a crowd playing Bingo before noon behind the small stage.
Representing Woodside Village at their booth was Director Ben Granger and Heather McMillen.
Mathias Wilson, a Cardington-Lincoln kindergarten student, posed with hive at the Morrow County beekeepers display.
Nine-month-old Blake Grimm was all tuckered out as his grandma chatted with friends. He is the son of Lindsey and Bobby Grim of Cardington.
Warren Davis and Don Bloom work to scoop ice cream at the Morrow County Dairy Association’s building as Hayley Davis looks on. The heat kept the entire crew busy all day with orders for milkshakes and cones.
Chloe Nida, left, and Madison Caulkins serve Jordan Deskins of Cardington her hamburger. The girls were helping out at the Morrow County Cattlemen’s Association building and are part of the Small Town Throw Down Family’s 4her’s.
That’s no pirate – that’s Health Inspector Brian Bennick, going through paperwork as he prepares to inspect another concession. All food vendors must be inspected during the fair, and it’s Bennick’s job to keep it all straight.
Michaella Carte, a Cardington eighth grader, was at the fair to compete with her quarterhorse in the English and Western competitions.
Galion sixth grader Cecilia Smith brought her horse Nina to participate in Contesting.
Kendall Rogers, a Highland fifth grader, was competing in the 8-10 Showmanship portion of the horse and pony competition.