Local 4-H members from southern Tuscarawas County enjoyed a nearly perfect week of weather for the 2019 Tuscarawas County Fair as sunny days led to good crowds and good times.
Jenna Marstrell, head advisor for the Buckhorn Bandits 4-H Club, compared the 2019 Tuscarawas County to her memories of going to the same fair as a youngster.
"My experience at the fair this year was even more exciting than I remember as a child," Marstrell said. "I not only had the privilege of being an advisor to the Buckhorn Bandits, I was also a 4-H parent for the first time. It was great to see all of our hard work and dedication payoff, families supporting one another and our kids make lifelong memories!"
Amanda Heavily, advisor for the Kountry Kids 4-H Club, agreed that it was a week to remember for the 4-H members.
"It was a great week," Heavily said. "This is the culminating event for these 4-Hers who work so hard all year long. They learn and grow from these projects and experiences. I love watching their growth."
Kanon Grewell - Sixth place hog in class.
Tristen Bryan - First place hog in class, third place hog in division.
Emma Grewell - Fifth place hog in class.
Heather Grewell - Fifth place hog in class.
Trace Bryan - Second place hog in class.
Jakiya Schafer - Eighth place hog in class.
Tucker Sharrock - Ninth place hog in class.
Dominic Schafer - Sixth place hog in class.
Kimber Fillman - Fourth place hog in class.
Briar Sharrock - Eighth place hog in class.
Katie Fillman - First place Mini loop buck.
Cale Dinger - Seventh place overall steer.
Garret Dinger - Fourth place overall hog.
Logan Burrier - Fifth place chickens in class; fifth place hog.
JD Burrier - Third place hog in class; second place showmanship in class.
Colin Marstrell - Second place in the bred and fed steer class (animals born and raised on member’s farm); fifth place pig in class.
Reide Black - Third place overall in steers; first place steer in class, third; third place in beginner goat showmanship; second place in showmanship steers.
Wesley Schilling - Second place chickens in class, 13th overall; fourth place hog in class.
Cale Dinger - First place beginners division in hog showmanship
Jillian Welch - Third place hog in class, fifth place steer in class.
Kenny Welch - Fourth place hog in class with his hog; second place overall in beginner hog showmanship. third place steer in his class, fourth place overall in beginner steer showmanship.
Alexis Smith - Second place beef showmanship, fourth place steer weight class IX, first place hog class XVI, third place hog showmanship.
Kelly Hinds - First place hog class XXI, third place overall hog, second place steer weight class VII, first place hog showmanship,, second place beef showmanship, Division VI champion hog.
Kyle Hinds - Second place steer weight class IX.
Elias Harris - Fourth place hog showmanship, second place turkey weight class III, eighth place hog in weight class XV, third place beginner showmanship.
Celeste Rummell - Second place steer weight class IV, fourth place hog weight class II.
Ava Carr - Fourth place in class market goat.
Gage Johnson - Sixth place hog in weight class XIX.
Illiana Harris - Ninth place in hog class XII, sixth place in goat class IV.
Caitlin Green - Third place in hog weight class IX, third place market hog in class, fourth place mature pygmy goat doe in class, fifth pygmy goat mature wether in class, first place intermediate pygmy goat showmanship.
Maggie Collins - Eleventh place in hog weight class V.
Katie Bonar - First place goat weight class I, seventh place overall market goat, second place senior goat showmanship.
Lucas Hagan - First place goat weight class III, fifth place overall market goat, second place intermediate goat showmanship, interview award advance market goat.
The 2019 Tuscarawas County Fair Market Livestock Auction also perhaps benefitted from the good weather as the sale raised $713,164.25, exceeding totals from the last three years. The 2018 auction netted $610,095.60; the 2017 sale, $584,371.50; and the 2016 sale, $593,240.07.
Total lambs sold was 31. The average lamb bid was $5.90 per pound, including champions, for a total price of $24,567.50.
Total hogs sold was 268. The average hog bid was $4.94 per pound, including champions, for a total price of $344,369.
Total steers sold was 80. The average steers bid was $3.39 per pound, including champions, for a total price of $343,627.75.