The Power County Fair open class exhibitions continued to increase in the number of entries in 2013. This year’s categories included needle craft, gardening, several forms of cooking, photography and art.
Winners in the horticultural vegetable competition include: Grand Champion Edith Kopp for Anaheim peppers, purple kohlrabi, white summer squash and red beets; blue ribbons went to Lisa Leyshon for tomatillos, Anaheim peppers, zucchini, and crookneck squash as well as Pegi Long for onions, garlic, cucumbers, zucchini and kohlrabi.
Olivia Thaxton took top honors in the horticultural flower class with Hollyhocks. Edith Kopp took home a blue ribbon for her sunflowers.
In the baked goods competition Karen Trappett walked away with Grand Champion honors for her chocolate chip cookies. Other winners included: Reserve Champion Wanda Martineau for her apple pie; Martineau picked up a blue ribbon for simple rolls, and a white ribbon for filled cookies; Jeff Trappett received a red ribbon for his chocolate chip cookies.
In the canning categories Carol Whitnah took home all of the ribbons receiving Grand Champion honors for her pickled beets, Reserve Champion for her corn relish, and blue ribbons, for dill pickles and pickled green beans.
The needlecraft needlepoint category has a wide range of participants picking up awards. Grand Champion went to Edna Whitnah for a tatted framed doily. Wanda Martineau was named Reserve Champion for a crochet fine-thread doily. Blue ribbons were awarded to Deon Martineau for a knitted dishcloth and Vicky Burry for her machine embroidered coin purses.
Edna Whitnah took home three blue ribbons in the needlecraft knitting class for her collection of afghans.
Numerous quilts were proudly displayed at the Power County Fair. Charlene Taylor was named Grand Champion for her “Lone star” quilt. Brigitte Crump picked up the Reserve Champion title for “Ruffle and stripe”. A blue ribbon went to Vicky Burry for “Baby” and “Halloween”. Taylor also received a blue ribbon for “Crazy quilt”. Linda Wert also picked up a blue ribbon for “U of I”.
In the art class Garrett Sod Williams took first in watercolors and drawing. Marlene Armstrong took first, second and third place in the oil painting division.
The largest open class competition at the Power County Fair was photography class.
Amateur Grand Champion was Colin Jensen for his photo “Lake Reflections”. Thomas Waddoups was Reserved Champion with his picture “Monarch Butterfly”.
In the amateur portrait category Ashlee Fitch took first place with “Boy at Fence”. Waddoups took second with “Boy in Toy Car”. Jensen picked up third with “Boy at Tetons”. Honorable mentions in the amateur portrait category went to Tammy Ramsey, Grayson Williams and Fitch.
Waddoups took first in the wildlife category with “Monarch Butterfly”, Jensen took second place with “Dragonfly on Flower” and third place went to Kristie England for “Cow and Calf”. Honorable mentions in the amateur wildlife category went to Jensen and England for other entries.
Jensen took first place in the landscape class with “Lake Reflections” and third place for “Sunset Reflections”. Waddoups placed second with “Drift Boat Sunset”. Honorable mentions in amateur landscape were given to Jensen, Katie Spillet and Waddoups.
In the professional class Kurtis Workman was awarded Grand Champion for “Bridge and Old Powerhouse”. Emily Wright took Reserve Champion for “Girl with White Shirt.”
In the portrait category Wright took first place with “Girl with White Shirt”. Lute Armstrong took second and third place in the professional portrait class with “Young Girl in Dress Collage” and ‘Family in Wheat Field” respectively. Wright and Armstrong also received honorable mentions for other photos entered in the category.
Workman also received first place in the landscape division for “Bridge and Old Powerhouse” and third for “Mother’s Day Sunrise on Star Lake”. Wright placed second with “Peach Rose”. Honorable mention in professional landscape also went to Wright.
Wright swept the professional wildlife category with her photos “Team Roping 1”, “Osprey with Trout” and “Team Roping 2”.