One repeat winner and two new winners took the Friends of 4-H Awards this year for the top projects in the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences project areas.
Alicia Lothspeich of Grangeville received an upright mixer for the top Advanced Foods project. Last year she won the sewing machine for top creative sewing project.
Kristi Poxleitner of Keuterville won a set of luggage for the top Phase IV Making the Most of Me project.
Demetria Riener of Ferdinand won a sewing machine for the top Advanced Sewing project.
In Constructed Clothing Kayla Duclos had the top award in Beginning Clothing (Ready, Set, Sew and Sew Some More) while Elizabeth Forsmann and Lindsey Goeckner were runners-up.
Jessi Costa had the top Intermediate Clothing Award project (Seams Sew Easy and Sew What) while Holli Uhlorn and Whitney Sonnen were runners-up.
In Advanced Clothing (Sew Wow) Alicia Lothspeich had the top award while Monica Lustig and Rachel Kaschmitter were runners-up.
In Making the Most of Me, Rachel Kelley was the Setting the Stage winner with Abbie Uhlenkott winning for Phase I; Leah Holthaus for Phase II; Sheri Schumacher for Phase III and Kristi Poxleitner for Phase IV.
Top Model awards in Constructed Clothing went to Kayla Duclos for Beginners, Holli Uhlorn for Intermediates and Alicia Lothspeich for Advanced.
Top Model awards in Making the Most of Me went to Shayla VonBargen in Setting the Stage; Abbie Uhlenkott in Phase I; Sarah Baune in Phase II; Sheri Schumacher in Phase III and Kristi Poxleitner in Phase IV.
In Foods the top beginning foods award went to Darby Finnegan. Top Intermediate went to Megan Johnston. Top Advanced Foods went to Alicia Lothspeich and Cake Decorating award went to Andrea Kaschmitter.
Senior mugs were presented to Katrina Baune, Kristi Poxleitner, Kathleen Lusich and Jordan Raichart.
Specialty Project awards
Alex Duman received the Top Leathercraft award.
Cameron Angeny received the Outstanding Leadership Award.
Brittany Filon received the Top Know Your Government Award and Samantha Spencer received the Top Secretary Book award.
Top Project Awards
In the Communications and Expressive Arts Division Jackie Mager and Danielle Reuter had the top ceramics projects. Victoria Davis had the top tole painting project. Emily Lane had the top clowning project. Hannah Paisley had the top pottery project. Darby Finnegan and Kate Lutz had the top scrapbooking projects and Alex Duman has the top leathercraft project.
In Environmental Education and Earth Sciences Darby Finnegan and Booker Bush had the top hiking/backpacking projects while Hailey Russell had the top Jr. Master Gardener project.
In the Family & Consumer Science Division, Jeanna Schaack had the top Handwork of Our Heritage project.
In the Science and Technology Division, Cody Schumacher had the top Welding project and Bailey Cullin had the top Veterinary Science project.
In Citizenship & Civic Education Division, Brittany Filon had the top Know Your Government project and Samantha Spencer had the top Citizen Washington Focus project.
4-H Bake-Off Contest
In the third annual 4-H Bake-Off Contest Kate Craig had the top pie in Division 1 (8-13 years old). Shari Chaffee of Cottonwood had the top pie in Division 3 (Idaho County Residents) while Rhon Lyons of Kooskia was runner-up. There were no Division 2 (14-19 years old) entrants.
The opening production number from the 4-H fashion show.
Open Class awards
Following are the open class award winners at the 2009 Idaho County Fair.
Art: Ellamae Holes of Grangeville earned best of show wile Sidney Andrews of Kooskia received an award of merit.
Baked Goods: Ann Bos of Grangeville earned best of show while Adam Green of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Beer and Wine: Millie Wimer of Ferdinand earned best of show while Joseph Lustig of Cottonwood received an award of merit.
Crocheted Items: Audrey Uhlenkott of Cottonwood earned best of show while Anita Smith of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Food Preservation: Rita McWilliams of Ferdinand earned best of show while Carol Sue Hauntz of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Handcrafted Gift Items: Kathleen Vopat of Grangeville earned best of show while Gwen Smith of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Hobbies: For 14-18 year olds Jill Brouwer of Grangeville earned best of show wile Camille Tosten of Grangeville received an award of merit. For adults Michelle Powell of Grangeville earned best of show while David Manley of Kamiah received an award of merit.
Horticulture-Flowers: Chris Remacle of Cottonwood earned best of show while Elayne Murphy of Kooskia received an award of merit.
Artistic Flower Arrangements: Roberta Crea of Cottonwood earned best of show while Charlotte DeArmond of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Horticulture-Vegetables & Fruit: Sr. Carlotta Maria Fontes earned best of show.
Knitted Articles: Elayne Murphy of Kooskia earned best of show with one project and received an award of merit with another.
Needlework: Donna Perrine of Grangeville earned best of show while Mary Flury of Grangeville received an award of merit.
Photography: Stacey Garry of Riggins earned best of show as well as an award of merit.
Quilts: Mary Flury of Grangeville earned best of show while Shirley Baerlocher of Cottonwood received an award of merit.
Sewing: Polly Hollandsworth of Cottonwood earned best of show while Gleta Perry of Kooskia received an award of merit.
Spinning, Weaving Felting: Susan Bennett of Grangeville earned best of show while Elayne Murphy of Kooskia received an award of merit.
Creature Feature: Matthew Seubert of Cottonwood received an award of merit.
Wheatgrower Awards: Those receiving additional $5 first place Wheat Grower awards at the 2009 Idaho County Fair were Ann Bos of Grangeville for Yeast Bread; Lorraine Learn of Grangeville for Butterless Cakes; Amy Fuller of Harpster for Cookies; Adam Green of Grangeville for Double Crusted Fruit Pies and Kathy Cooper of Kooskia for Sourdough.
33 participate in Pigtail Contest
33 young ladies participated in the Idaho County Fair Pigtail Contest.
In the Most Unusual category Ciara Chaffee, 7 year old daughter of Kevin and Shari Chaffee took first place. Second was Taylor Gaukel, 8 year old daughter of Kurt and Toni Gaukel. Third was Kelly Stubbers, daughter of Jeanne Stubbers. Honorable mention ribbons went to Katteri Duman, daughter of Jack and Cara Duman and Gloria Williams, daughter of Kimberly Williams.
In the 0-3 age group Alexis Oxnam had the longest pigtail with Rachel Sonnen 2nd and Hailey Oxnam third. Rachel is the daughter of Norm and Julie Sonnen and Alexia and Hailey are both daughters of Kim Oxnam.
Sarah Lustig, daughter of April Lustig had the shortest pigtail. Taking second was Lillian Rehder, daughter of Nolan and Rachel Rehder and third was Rebecca Seubert, daughter of Nick and Molly Seubert.
Ashlyn North, daughter of Aaron and Heather North had the widest pigtail with Jossi Jackson, daughter of Chris and Tina Jackson second and Rachel Sonnen and Alaina Lustig tied for 3rd. Alaina is the daughter of April Lustig.
Also participating in the 0-3 age group were Mylie Whittaker, daughter of Dani and Nate Whittaker, Clarise Rehder, daughter of Nolan and Rachel Rehder and Katelyn Riener, daughter of Wes and Jennifer Riener.
In the 4-5 year old age group Maddi Jackson, daughter of Chris and Tina Jackson and Abigail Nopens, daughter of Jessica Nopens, tied for longest pigtail. Second went to Gloria Williams, daughter of Kimberly Williams. Third went to Dani Sonnen, daughter of Norm and Julie Sonnen.
Laney Forsmann, daughter of Adam and Tiffany Forsmann had the shortest pigtail while Savannah Newson, daughter of Heather Newson took second.
Julia Rehder, daughter of Nolan and Rachel Rehder, had the widest pigtail and Liberty Fuller, daughter of Amy Fuller, was second widest.
In the 6-8 year old age group, Brooklyn Riener, daughter of Wes and Jennifer Riener had the longest pigtail while Bethany Fuller, daughter of Amy Fuller, had the second longest.
Madison Shears, daughter of David and Erin Shears, had the shortest with Brittany Farmer, daughter of Cody Farmer taking second.
Miriam Fuller, daughter of Amy Fuller, had the widest with Mattie Lustig, daughter of April Lustig, taking second and Jessie Sonnen, daughter of Norm and Julie Sonnen, taking third.
Talent Show results
Eight acts performed during the Two-Minute Talent Show at the Idaho County Fair.
In the 5-12 year old age group Laura, Jacob, Aaron and Philip Roy took first place for their harmonizing of “Adam & Eve” Taking second were Adrian Ramirez and Hunter Schoo as “The Dancing Little Amigo”.
Taking third was Aaron Goeckner on his harmonica performing “Harmonica Hum.”
In the 13-18 year old group Michael Rehder and Savanah Prigge took first for their dancing and singing performance to “Bop to the Top”. Kody Duclos took second fro his electronic keyboard performance of “A Whole New World.”
In the 19 and over group Brian Roy, father of the 5-12 year old winners, won for his vocal performance of “Heaven is Waiting for Me.” Taking second with an instrumental performance of “Amazing Grace” were Alice Mattson, Lou Beardsley, Tom Simpson and Phil Pollard. Taking third was Shirley Pollard with her recitation of “Ragged Old Flag.”
All of the acts were very entertaining and it is hoped next year there will be more acts entered.