The DeGraff Country Fair occurred Aug. 27-Aug. 29 in DeGraff.
Horticulture – Sponsored by the De Graff Garden Club: Vegetables – Tomatoes 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, Joyce Park; Potatoes 2nd place, Kathy Whitehead; Bell Peppers – 2nd place, Kathy Whitehead; Best of Show – Joyce Park with tomatoes
Flower Specimens – Sunflower – 2nd place, Coleen Pulfer; Dahlia – 1st & 2nd place, Sharon Kennedy; Mums – 2nd place, Doris Hager, 3rd place, Jen Bowman; Best of Show – Sharon Kennedy with dahlia
Designs – Fall Wreath – 2nd place, Doris Hager; Dried arrangement – 1st place, Judy Helmlinger, 2nd place, Sue Walls, 3rd place, Debra Anderson; Best of Show – Judy Helmlinger
Pet Parade Winner – Augusta Biederman, age 7, daughter of Holly & Gus Biederman, won a bike donated by the DeGraff Country Fair with her entry rabbit Pip Piper the Pip-Mister; Collin Wren, age 6, son of Jeff & Brandie Wren, took home 2nd place of $10 cash, donated by the DeGraff Country Fair, for his entry with his English Sheepdog Shadow.
Bike Parade Winner – Ashlynn Biederman, age 9, daughter of Holly & Gus Biederman, won a bike donated by the DeGraff Country Fair with her entry clown themes bike & attire; Cirus Gonzalez, age 8, grandson of Connie Clevenger, won $10 for 2nd place with his dinosaur-themed bike & attire; Abbi Scherer, age 9, daughter of Veronica & Mike Scherer, won $5 for 3rd place with her wolf-themed bike & attire
5K winners – Sponsored by The Riverside Cross Country team and Jr High Track Team
Top Runners – Male: Fred Schmiedlebush; Female: Beverly Smart
Age Group Winners – 13 and under, Male: Devin Frilling, Female: Laely Bishop; 14 to 19, Male: Brandon Jackson, Female: Christina Anderson; 20 to 29, Male: Kyle Hurley, Female: Meredith Comer; 30 to 39, Male: Fred Schmiedlebush, Female: Karen Smith; 40 to 49, Male: N/A, Female: Jennifer Kien and Julie Fuller; 50 and older, Male: Dave Campbell, Female: Beverly Smart
Photo Contest – Grand Prize Winner Rita McDonald, won a 11 x 14 from Kelly’s Photography for her Barn Photograph.