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Contents Equestrian Victoria Schwartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Harker family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Calendar of events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 New events, old favorites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2013 queen Brittany Young. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Parking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Free entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Grandstand events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Midway schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Kids Day activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 10-year members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Outstanding 4-H’ers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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By Jennifer Willhite n photos by Andrew laker

iding and showing horses are Victoria Schwartz’s passion. “It is just amazing and incredible,” Schwartz said. “You get on this horse, and it barely knows you. You get to know it, and then it just listens to you and respects you.” The 18-year-old currently works with two American quarter horses named Sophie and Gizmo, who are boarded at The Woods, a riding facility east of Columbus. The Columbus East High School junior’s love for horses was kindled at 5 years old while she was horseback riding with her family on vacation in Wyoming. After returning home, she saw children her age and older showing horses at the county fair and decided she wanted to do the same. At 6 years old she began riding and showing horses at Rosebud Farms in Columbus. Two years later, Schwartz was not only showing horses, but became a member of the Circle C 4-H Horse and Pony judging team. “I used to be really quiet and shy,” she said. “After a year of judging, I wasn’t shy anymore.” Her experience judging has also helped boost her confidence in the arena.

“I know what the judges are looking for in me,” she said. “I know how to get there to make sure that my horses are the best they can be.” One of the greatest challenges she had to overcome as a rider was correcting her posture. “I always wanted to slouch,” she said. “I actually had to place a stick down my pants so it would rest against my back the whole time. I would also ride with my fists up when I should have been riding with my thumbs up and arms at a 90-degree angle at my sides.” Looking back, Schwartz admits she didn’t realize all that was actually involved in riding and showing horses. She was shocked to discover how much maintenance and money it takes. Although apprehensive at first, her mother, Chris, said it’s been amazing to watch her daughter and her relationship with the horses evolve. “It was like night and day watching her discover who she is,” Chris Schwartz said. “It totally changed who she is. She speaks out loud, isn’t afraid to speak up for herself anymore.” Training horses takes a lot of time, Victoria Schwartz said. For nearly six hours in the evening during the school year and from almost sunup to sundown in the summer, she works with Sophie and Gizmo, preparing

Opposite page: 4-H Horse and Pony Club member Victoria Schwartz, front, rides her horse, Sophie.

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them for showing at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair. The greatest challenge is often simply getting the horses to mind, Schwartz said. Seven-year-old Gizmo still has a bit of a rebellious streak and doesn’t always want to listen, and 15-year-old Sophie is prone to “mare moments,” where she’ll freak out for seemingly no reason at all, Schwartz said. “You just have to take control of this giant animal that has a mind of its own,” she said. Training each day begins with two hours of grooming and talking to the horse to build trust and rapport. Then once the horse is saddled, it’s a matter of working with it to see how it moves when walking and trotting, Schwartz said. “You learn how to make them move better slowly but surely,” she said. “I’m still learning how to work Sophie and Gizmo, and I’ve been showing them since the sixth grade.” During fair week, Schwartz doesn’t sleep much. By 5 a.m. she is at The Woods to give the horses their breakfast and get them loaded onto their trailer. They arrive at the fairgrounds by 7 a.m. “We start grooming and getting them ready to show,” she said. “We’re done showing and back at the barn to bathe the horses around 7 p.m. I get home around 10 p.m. to clean my saddles and finally get to

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bed around midnight.” Although she has two years of high school left, Schwartz hopes to pursue her love of horses in college. “I’d like to study and ride at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as part of their equine studies program,” she said. “And then go on to veterinary school at Purdue University in Lafayette.” Schwartz said the greatest lesson horses have taught her is patience. To other young people who are contemplating riding and showing horses, she cautions it is an addictive, expensive hobby. “I’ve definitely learned how to manage money,” she said. “Horses are expensive animals. Everything with them becomes expensive, so now I know how to work for the money to get what I need for them.” Aside from a broken leg that put her in a cast up to her hip for nearly eight weeks, she’s managed to avoid any further severe injuries while riding. Admitting she was a bit apprehensive about getting back on a horse for a while after her fall, she realized injuries are a risk you take, she said. If given the chance, she wouldn’t do anything differently. “You always learn from your mistakes,” she said. “Some mistakes make you fall, literally. You just get back on. I think the hardest thing about riding a horse is the ground.”


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It takes a family to get ready for the fair

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By Jennifer Willhite n photos by Chet Strange For the Harkers, the annual Bartholomew County 4-H Fair is a family affair. The months leading up to fair week are filled with taking care of animals and deciding on, preparing and completing various projects. “For us, it’s almost a year-round project,” said Ellen Harker. “I encourage the kids to look at projects at the fair and make notes about what they would like to try, what others are doing, and what they can do differently.” During the fall and winter, the Harkers’ three children pick out what animals they will show during the upcoming summer’s fair. Then the 4-H meet-

Landon, Erica, Andrew, Emily and Ellen Harker pose with a John Deere tractor Andrew will show at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair this year.

ings start in January, officially kicking off the family’s 4-H preparations. Ellen grew up on a beef cattle farm in rural Bartholomew County, and 4-H was a big part of her life. She remembers participating in the children’s baking contests at 6 years old as a member of the Clover Buds, an educational 4-H program for children ages 5 to 8. Each year, she would try different projects, from cross stitch to showing pigs. The most enjoyable part about participating in 4-H was the lifelong friendships she made, she said. “I’m still friends with fellow 4-H’ers. Now we are back at the fair watching our kids do what we did.” The greatest lesson she took from her more than 30 years of being involved with 4-H is that it’s a lot of hard work, she said. “The kids don’t believe me very often,” Ellen said. “But they’re learning hard work pays off. 4-H also teaches them about winning and losing and how to be good sports about it.” The Harkers’ eldest daughter, Emily, 11, has worked her way up through the ranks and is entering her third year participating in 4-H. Last year, she showed lambs, and the year before she tried showing pigs. “That didn’t work out well,” she said. “They bolted on me and ran away.” For the past three years, Emily has shown beef cattle. She’s anxiously waiting to show off her 16-month-old steer, Sloppy Joe, this July. “He’s really messy and dirty all the time,” she said. “I wash him sometimes, and now that I’ve gained more trust with him, I’ll lead him inside the barn. And he’s doing really well.” Emily is also excited about showing her lambs, Shirley and Sadie. Landon, 9, is making his 4-H debut this year with four projects, including showing his hogs, Enis and Daisy, named for characters in “The Dukes of Hazzard.” He is hoping for better luck showing his hogs than his sister had two years ago. The biggest challenge Landon has faced working with Enis and Daisy is getting them to listen, he said. However, an older 4-H member recently offered him a good piece of advice: Use marshmallows to reward good behavior. Landon quickly learned large marshmallows work better than the small ones. “The hogs couldn’t see the little ones because they were so tiny,” he said. “And they’d keep knocking them out of our hands into the mud.” When he’s struggling, Landon seeks advice from his dad, Andrew, a former hog farmer and 10-year 4-H’er. Despite the challenges, Emily and Landon agree 4-H is a lot of work, but it’s fun. This marks their younger sister Erica’s second year participating in Clover Buds. Describing herself as “pretty crafty,” the 6-year-old said she enjoys making posters. But she is really looking forward to showing Landon’s 6-month-old sheep, Blizzard, as part of the Little Wranglers, a program where young children can 2014 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair

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borrow 4-H animals from older children to show. Ellen no longer enters projects in the open class competition, but she does serve on the 4-H Fair queen committee and is a member of a home ec club that assists with the pie-baking contest each year. Having three children with multiple 4-H projects each takes a considerable amount of time, she said. “I will say it does take an army to get everything ready,” she said. “Family and friends are a huge help.” Among the greatest challenges of juggling and balancing projects is having sufficient time to get the kids where they need to be to spend time with their animals — a logistical challenge. Unable to keep all the animals at their home near St. Paul, the Harkers are grateful to friends and family who house the animals for them. “We are able to keep the pigs at our house,” Ellen said. “But the steer is at my parents’ house because they

have a facility, and the sheep are with some friends from church who have a flock just outside of Hope.” Even though running the family farm keeps him busy, Andrew is hoping to display his restored 1962 diesel John Deere 3010 tractor at the fair. It would be his first time showing at the fair. To those who are considering participating in 4-H, there are numerous clubs throughout the county. Ellen said there truly is something for everyone. “Just start small,” she said. “Don’t take 10 projects right off the bat. Start with one or maybe two. If you like it, continue. If you don’t, try something else.” Preparing for fair week is exhausting, but Ellen said she and her family wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. “Fair week is crazy, tiring and so much fun,” she said. “Every year I look forward to it, but it goes by way too fast.”

Above: Emily washes Sloppy Joe, the steer she will show at the fair. Opposite page: Erica and Landon hold their fair ribbons.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 4

5–10 p.m. 4-H Community, Family Arts, Commercial Buildings Open

7–11 a.m. All species check-in (4-H Goat & Dairy must stalled by 11 a.m.) Subject to change pending weather conditions

7 p.m. Mountain Liberty Way – Farm Bureau Building

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9–11 a.m. Open Class Entry of Flowers – Open Class Flower Show, Flowers & Plants/Planters – Family Arts Building 8:30 a.m. Lil’ Wrangler Poultry Show – Pavilion 9 a.m. 4-H Poultry Show – Pavilion 11 a.m. – noon 4-H Goat weigh-in – Livestock Barn

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8 p.m. Mini Sprint Races Sponsored by Midwest Mini Sprint Association – Grandstand 8 p.m. 4-H Watermelon Relay – Horse Arena

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VICTORY GYMNASTICS ACADEMY DAY THIS IS ALSO MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (ANYONE WITH A MILITARY ID CAN PARK FOR FREE)

Noon–4 p.m. Antique Farm Display entries due

7 – 11 a.m. All species check-in (Swine must be stalled by noon) – Subject to change pending weather conditions

5 p.m. OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FAIR

8:30 a.m. 4-H Horse & Pony English Halter & Performance Show

5 p.m. Midway Opens – Regular Tickets Only

9 a.m. Lil’ Wrangler and 4-H Dairy Shows – Pavilion

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1 p.m. 4-H Goat Show – Pavilion 2–10 p.m. 4-H Community, Family Arts Buildings, Commercial Buildings Open 2 p.m. Share the Fun 4-H Winners – David Boll Theatre 3–5:30 p.m. Registration for Pedal Tractor Pull – Farm Bureau Building 5–10 p.m. Midway Opens – Regular tickets until 10 p.m. 5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm opens 5–7:30 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull – east of Farm Bureau Building. Registration begins at 3 p.m., $2 entry 5–7 p.m. Mandatory 4-H Rabbit Registration (paperwork only) – Community Building 6 p.m. Fair Fit: Be active and get fit. Zumba – David Boll Theatre

Brooke Stafford leads her dairy beef steer around the show ring. 7 p.m. Demolition Derby & Auto Cross – sponsored by JR Rouse Promotions – Grandstand 7:30 p.m. Kristen Wright, singer/songwriter, country, folk and jazz – David Boll Theatre

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7:30–9 p.m. Wild Azalia Blue – Farm Bureau Building

5 p.m. Midway opens – $20 wristbands

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Midnight Madness Midway – $10 wristbands

5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open

SUNDAY, JULY 6

ATHENS ANIMAL CLINIC & LEGACY EXCAVATING DAY

6:30 p.m. Columbus Power Elite – Competition Cheer Group – David Boll Theatre

8:30 a.m. 4-H Horse & Pony Western Halter & Performance Show

6:30 p.m. Bartholomew County Farm Stock Tractor Pull – Grandstand

9 a.m. – noon Swine weigh-in – Purebred gilts must be declared at weighin

7 p.m. Little Miss & Mister Public Contest – Southside Elementary School

1 p.m. Little Miss & Mister Contest Interview – Southside Elementary School

7–8 p.m. Possum Glory Train Band – Farm Bureau Building

1 p.m. Jack & Jill Pageant – Southside Elementary School 1 p.m. Columbus FFA Antique Tractor Pull – Grandstand 1:30 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Rabbit Show – Pavilion 2 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Show – Pavilion 2–10 p.m. 4-H Community, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings Open 5 p.m. Vesper Services – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will lead the service, David Boll Theatre – next to Community Building

8 p.m. Anna Miller – Local Columbus native singer-songwriter performing folk/pop music – David Boll Theatre

MONDAY, JULY 7

COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTH DAY 7 – 10 a.m. 4-H Sheep & Beef/Starter Calf check-in – Beef/starter calves will be weighed as they come off the truck. Sheep must be stalled by 11a.m. Check-ins subject to change pending weather conditions 9–11 a.m. Open Class Flowers entries due – Family Arts Building 9–11 a.m. 4-H Flowers, Crops and Gardening check-in. Record sheets due at check-in. 1 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Swine Show, 4-H Gilt Show, Open Carcass will follow 5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open 5 p.m. Midway Opens – Dollar Day: $1 per ride 5–10 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings Open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest – Farm Bureau Building (registration at 5 p.m.) 6:30 p.m. 4-H Horse & Pony Contesting Show – includes pole bending, barrels, flags and keyhole 7–8 p.m. Columbus Clogging Company – Farm Bureau Building

Felix Franco lifts his daughter, Roxy, to pet a donkey at the Little Hands On the Farm display.

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7 p.m. Columbus City Band – David Boll Theatre


7 p.m. Truck Drags – Side by Side Dirt Drags – sponsored by HD Motorsports – Grandstand

TUESDAY, JULY 8

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY REMC DAY 8:30-9:30 a.m. Market Lamb weigh-in – Livestock Barn 8:30-9:30 a.m. Beef Carcass Scan – Livestock Barn 10 a.m. 4-H Barrow Show & Showmanship – Pavilion 2–4 p.m. Community Day at the Midway – Handicapped can ride free from 2 to 4 p.m. Midway is closed to public. 5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open 5–10 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open 5 p.m. Community Day at the Midway – Canned Goods Night – 1 free ticket for each canned food or $20 wristbands

Margaret Carson pushes her watermelon through a pit as Noah Kestler tries to catch up in the watermelon relay. 5–6 p.m. Let’s Bake a Pie Contest entry registration – Family Arts 6 p.m. Let’s Bake a Pie Contest – Family Arts Building 6 p.m. Chordlighters – Barbershop Quartet – David Boll Theatre

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6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony 4-H Fun Show & 4-H Costume Class 7 p.m. Frog Jumping Contest – Farm Bureau Building, registration at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. TBD – Grandstand 8 p.m. Derick Howard – singer/songwriter/musician “One Man Band” – From folk to funk – David Boll Theatre

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY YOUNG FARMERS DAY 8 a.m. 4-H Tractor Contest Registration begins (Record sheet must be turned in at the time of contest.) 8:30 a.m. 4-H Cat show check-in at the Pavilion 9 a.m. 4-H Cat show at the Pavilion 9–10 a.m. Grand Champion Pictures – Community Building; David Boll Theatre 9–11 a.m. Open Class Flowers due – Family Arts Building 10 a.m. – noon Adventure Day Carnival – David Boll Theatre 10:30 a.m. 4-H Caged Critter check-in at the Pavilion 11 a.m. 4-H Caged Critter show at the Pavilion

3 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler – Sheep Show – Pavilion 3:30 p.m. 4-H Sheep Show – Pavilion

Noon – 10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open

6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony rain date or open arena riding

Noon – 10 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open

7 p.m. Beth’s Dancenter – Competition dance – David Boll Theatre

Noon – 10 p.m. Midway opens – Kids Day – $12 wristbands all day and night (no age limit) 1 p.m. 4-H Robots – David Boll Theatre 2 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull – East of Farm Bureau Building; registration begins at 1 p.m. $2 entry

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Rookie showman Noah Hoeltke answers a question from judge Tim Calloway during the poultry showmanship contest.

7 p.m. Midwest Three-Quarter Racing League (Practice starts at 6) – Grandstand 7–7:45 p.m. Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums – Farm Bureau Building 8 p.m. Battle of the Badges – CPD vs. CFD CrossFit Competition 8–9 p.m. Easterling Magic Show – Farm Bureau Building

2-7 p.m. Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt – Starting at Fair Fit Booth in Lil’ Hands on the Farm building

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3 p.m. 4-H Blacksmithing – David Boll Theatre

10 a.m. 4-H Heifer & Cow Calf Show – Pavilion

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THURSDAY, JULY 10


5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open 5–10 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open 5 p.m. Midway Opens – $15 Wristbands until close 5–6 p.m. Registration for Children’s Baking Contest – Family Arts 6 p.m. Children’s Baking Contest – Family Arts Building 6 p.m. 4-H Best Dressed Rabbit Competition – Gathering Pavilion Joanna Kelley rides the merry-go-round on Kids Day. 12:30 p.m. 4-H Starter Calf Show, followed by Lil’ Wrangler Beef/Dairy Beef/Starter Calf – Pavilion 1–2 p.m. Grand Champion Pictures – Community Building; David Boll Theatre 3:30 p.m. 4-H Steer Show – Pavilion

6:30 p.m. Horse & Pony Parent & Alumni Horse Show 6:30 p.m. Kendall Yeaton – Acoustic Pop / Rock – David Boll Theatre 7 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Race – Gathering Pavilion 7 p.m. Mud Bog – sponsored by Rhino Linings of Columbus – Grandstand

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8 p.m. Megan Maudlin – Acoustic folk/rock – David Boll Theatre 8 p.m. Pie-Eating Contest – (registration begins at 7 p.m. $3 Entry Fee) – Farm Bureau Building 8 p.m. Working Chute Contest – Pavilion

FRIDAY, JULY 11

FFA DAY (COLUMBUS AND HOPE) 9–11 a.m. Open Class Flowers due in Family Arts Building 9 a.m. 4-H Rocket Demonstration – Grandstand 10 a.m. All Livestock Groom & Clean Competition – Pavilion 11 a.m. 4-H Barbecue Contest – David Boll Theatre 4 p.m. 4-H Supreme Showmanship – Beef, Sheep, Swine & Dairy – Livestock Pavilion

Phone: (812) 663-4020 Toll Free: 1-800-241-4020 Fax: (812) 663-4283

5–10 p.m. Lil’ Hands on the Farm open 5–10 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open 5 p.m. Midway Opens – Regular priced tickets until 10 p.m. 6 p.m. 4-H Parade of Champions – Livestock Pavilion 6:30 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Horse & Pony – Horse Arena 6:30 p.m. Victory Academy Gymnastics – David Boll Theatre 7 p.m. 4-H Supreme Showmanship – Goat, Horse and Pony, Rabbit and Poultry – Livestock Pavilion with the 4-H Livestock Awards 7 p.m. Greased Pig Contest – sign up at fair office – Grandstand

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7 p.m. Too Hot to Handle – Farm Bureau Building

5 p.m. Midway Opens – $20 wristbands until close

8 p.m. Telegraph Road Band – 3-piece band rooted in country and classic rock – David Boll Theatre

6 p.m. Fair Fit: Dealing with Life’s Stressors – Yoga Demonstration – Farm Bureau Building

10 p.m. Midnight Madness – $10 wristbands until 1 a.m.

7 p.m. Demolition Derby + GUT-N-GO + Lawn Mowers – Grandstand

SATURDAY, JULY 12

9 p.m. Antique Farm Display exhibits released

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY DEMOCRAT DAY 7 a.m. Livestock Auction Buyers Breakfast – Pavilion 8:15 a.m. 4-H Livestock Sale – Pavilion 2–9 p.m. 4-H Community Building, Family Arts and Commercial Buildings open 1–2 p.m. State Fair Livestock Form Pickup – Community Building

COLUMBUS HOURS: MON. - FRI. 9 AM-6PM SATURDAY 9AM-4PM SUNDAY 12PM-4PM

1647 National Road Columbus, IN 812-372-5899

SUNDAY, JULY 13 Noon – 3 p.m. 4-H and Family Arts Release Exhibits (This is the only time you may pick up exhibits from the Family Arts Building. The building will not be open Monday.)

MONDAY, JULY 14 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4-H project release ONLY ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PICKED UP. NO PROJECTS WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE OFFICE.

42 Public Square Shelbyville, IN 317-398-6236

SHELBYVILLE HOURS: MON. - THURS. 8 AM-6PM FRIDAY 8AM-7PM SATURDAY 8AM-4PM SUNDAY 12PM-4PM

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Above: Kevin Vaughn rides the swings on the midway. Opposite page top: Alaney Parker dances during a performance by Dance by Design. Opposite page bottom: Brothers Brayden, left, and Beau Burbrink hold their Katahdin ewes steady for the judge.

New events, old favorites draw crowds at fair By Jennifer Willhite

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rom the midway and animals to the exhibits, events and free entertainment, the 2014 Bartholomew County 4-H Fair has much to offer. When the midday sun gets to be too much, you can stroll through the buildings to cool off and chat with local organizations and businesses about their exhibits and giveaways. So what can fairgoers expect this year? “We have a lot of the same events that are always popular,” said Larry Fisher, fair board president, “including the demolition derbies on the first and last Saturdays of the fair.” Many of the 4-H exhibits are new, and there will also be all new animals, he said. According to Kimberly Swope, fair board member and event coordinator, the entertainment schedule is going to be “jam-packed.” “The fairgoers are going to have a good variety and more than one event a lot of the nights,” she said. As in years past, the free entertainment at the David Boll Theatre will spotlight local talent, said Becky Speaker, fair board member. This year the theater will offer musical performances as well as musical skits, novelty acts and competi-

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tion dance. And, of course, all-time favorites will also return, including the Columbus City Band and the Chordlighters barbershop quartet, she said. If you’re in the mood to get back to your roots or get a little funky, you can check out performances by folk singersongwriter Kristen Wright on July 5 and singer-songwriter Derick Howard “One Man Band” on July 8. “A lot of fairgoers like the bands so they can sit for a while and listen,” Speaker said. “We’ve also had a lot of requests to bring back the kids to give them a chance to perform, including the Columbus Power Elite competitive cheer group and Victory Gymnastics.” Fairgoers may also participate in the second annual Fair Fit, which will feature themed activities each day of fair week, including “You Are What You Eat,” “Fresh from the Farm,” and “Dealing with Life Stressors,” which also includes a free yoga demonstration. Offered by the Bartholomew County Purdue Extension Office in collaboration with 4-H, Fair Fit is an all-ages, educational opportunity designed to promote healthy lifestyles. All the program’s activities will be held near the Fair Fit


booth in the Little Hands on the Farm building, said Jolinda Smiar, with the Purdue Extension Office. At 8 p.m. July 9, the much-anticipated second Battle of the Badges, a CrossFit competition between the Columbus Police and Fire departments, will be held just outside the Community Building. CPD was the winner of last year’s battle, which took place at CrossFit Retaliation on South Mapleton Street. “The event is to raise money and awareness for Shop with a Cop and the Cheer Fund,” Swope said. “They’re not asking for admission but welcome donations.” Clayton Nolting, CPD officer and battle participant, said he is confident this year’s event will be just as exciting as last year’s, if not more so. “It’ll be police officers and firefighters giving it all they have,” Nolting said. “We’re all competitive. The competition is about us working our bodies to the max to accomplish these feats.” Last year, the two departments battled it out in true CrossFit fashion. Based on elements commonly included in a CrossFit workout, such as taking turns flipping tractor tires and working together to accomplish an accumulative deadlift to 20,000 pounds, the two departments even participated in a fire truck pull. “Spectators can expect some crazy things at this year’s battle as CPD competes to defend its title,” Nolting said. “We’ll be screaming, yelling and cheering each other on.”

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Fair queen found whole experience memorable By Jennifer Willhite

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rittany Young was shocked when she was crowned Bartholomew County 4-H Fair queen in June 2013. But looking back over the past year, the time went by too fast, she said. “It was kind of overwhelming at times and a lot to take in,” Young said. “You have to take it day by day.” She describes her court, which included three other young women from Hope and one from Columbus, as a tightknit group. “We’d never really talked before; we were all different in our own way,” she said. “But the week of the fair, we were really close.” As the first young woman from Hauser High School to be crowned fair queen in more than 20 years, Young did not take her duties lightly, said her mother, Terri Young. “I knew she could do it,” she said. “It was a big honor for her to be crowned. It made her more outgoing.” The 18-year-old recent Hauser graduate admits the best thing about the experience was making memories. “There are so many things I can think of by looking at a picture,” Brittany Young said, “like who was at the event and what happened.” She recalls how participating in the State Fair queen pageant took her out of her comfort zone. “The State Fair queen pageant was awesome,” she said, “mingling with a lot of the girls, and we hadn’t known one another before that moment.” The girls were handed maps of Indiana showing

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its 92 counties. “We would all sign our names on the counties we were from,” she said. “It was cool to hear how the girls do the pageant in their counties and how their fair is.” Aside from a packed schedule and a lack of sleep, Young said one of the biggest challenges she encountered was not being able to see her family as often as she normally would during fair week. “I didn’t just get to go eat with them whenever I wanted,” she said. “We were on a schedule for the most part.” Young is currently running for a position with the Indiana Future Farmers of America state office. If elected, she will be an advocate for the agriculture industry, education and the Indiana FFA Association. “That means I would talk to schools, FFA chapters, and advocate for the organization as a whole,” she said. “If I get it, I will have to postpone college for one year.” In the event she is not elected, Young plans to study agriculture at Ivy Tech for two years and then transfer to Purdue University in Lafayette. Although she anticipates giving up her crown will be an emotional moment, she said her advice to the new queen is to enjoy every moment, take a lot of pictures and make a lot of friends. “Everyone said my time as fair queen would fly by,” Young said. “At the beginning I thought we would have a long time to enjoy it, but it was over in the blink of an eye.”


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map

A. HORSE ARENA

J. LIONS CLUB

S. BUILDING #4

B. HORSE BARN

K. FIRST AID

T. RURAL YOUTH ICE CREAM

C. THE GATHERING PAVILION

L. COMMUNITY BLDG/ DAVID BOLL THEATER

U. KIWANIS CLUB

D. LIVESTOCK PAVILION E. LIVESTOCK BARN F. LITTLE HANDS ON FARM

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M. CONSERVATION CLUB N. STATE POLICE

V. FARM BUREAU W. BUILDING #3

O. CONSERVATION CLUB

X. ST. PETERS LUTHERAN CHURCH

G. ADMINISTRATION/ RESTROOMS

P. BUILDING #6

Y. BUILDING #2

H. UTILITY SHED

Q. PORK PRODUCERS

Z. FAMILY ARTS BUILDING

I. PAGODA

R. BUILDING #5

AA. BUILDING #1

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parking HANDICAPPED PARKING Available with state-issued handicapped parking pass, located near Southside Elementary School off Road 200S.

GATE C GENERAL PARKING PASS For $15, this pass allows weekly entrance at Gate C and is available for purchase at the fair office. No reserved parking space.

VIP PARKING PASS VIP parking will be provided at Southside Elementary School by the Columbus FFA. Parking is $5 per day while space is available. Parking lot is paved and handicapped accessible. The Southside parking lot will not be available for paid parking on Sunday, as it will be utilized for the Little Miss & Mister / Jack & Jill contest participants.

FEES Parking fees will be collected starting at 10 a.m. on Kids Day and 1 p.m. on the remaining days.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Saturday, July 5, is Military Appreciation Day. Anyone with a military ID can park for free.

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Free entertainment DAVID BOLL THEATRE (NEXT TO THE 4-H COMMUNITY BUILDING) Saturday, July 5

2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Share the Fun 4-H Winners – Skits, musical numbers and novelty acts Fair Fit: Be active and get fit. Zumba. Kristen Wright – Nashville folk singer-songwriter

Sunday, July 6

6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Columbus Power Elite – Competition Cheer Group Anna Miller – Local singer-songwriter performing folk/pop music

Monday, July 7

7 p.m.

Columbus City Band – Marches, show tunes and light classical

Tuesday, July 8 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

Chordlighters – Barbershop quartet Derick Howard - singer/songwriter/musician from Columbus – “One Man Band” – from folk to funk

Wednesday, July 9

10 a.m. – noon 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

Adventure Day Carnival – games and prizes for kids – Cloverbuds & Mini 4-H 4-H Robots 4-H Blacksmithing Beth’s Dance Center – Competition Dance Battle of the Badges – CPD vs. CFD CrossFit Competition

Thursday, July 10

6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Kendall Yeaton – Acoustic pop / rock Megan Maudlin – Acoustic folk / rock

Friday, July 11 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Victory Gymnastics Telegraph Road Band – 3-piece band rooted in country and classic rock with strong vocals and harmonies

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Grandstand events Tickets to Saturday Demolition Derbies are $10/adult and $5/child, 12 years and under. Unless stated otherwise, events Sunday, Monday and Thursday will be $5/adult, $3/child, 4-12, with children 3 and under free. The Greased Pig Contest admission is $3 and free for children under 3. Ticket and Pit Pass prices will be announced for TQ Racing. Friday, July 4

8 p.m.

Mini Sprint Races Sponsored by Midwest Mini Sprint Association

Saturday, July 5 7 p.m.

Demolition Derby and Auto Cross Sponsored by JR Rouse Promotions

Sunday, July 6

Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Antique Tractor Pull Farm Stock Tractor Pull

1 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 7 7 p.m.

Truck Drags – Side by Side Dirt Drags Sponsored by HD Motorsports

Tuesday, July 8

7 p.m.

TBD

Wednesday, July 9

7 p.m.

Midwest Three-Quarter Racing League

Thursday, July 10

7 p.m.

Mud Bog – Sponsored by Rhino Linings of Columbus

Friday, July 11

7 p.m.

Greased Pig Contest

Saturday, July 12 7 p.m.

Demolition Derby + GUT-N-GO + Lawn Mowers – Sponsored by JR Rouse Promotions

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

4-H PARTICIPANTS

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midway schedule 4-H MEMBERS MAY PURCHASE ONE WRISTBAND FOR $10 DURING THE FAIR WEEK ANY DAY WRISTBANDS ARE OFFERED. TICKET PRICES: $1 EACH, 20 FOR $18, 60 FOR $50 Friday, July 4

5 p.m.

Regular tickets only

Saturday, July 5

5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Regular tickets until 10 p.m. Midnight Madness – $10 wristbands until 1 a.m.

Sunday, July 6

5 p.m.

$20 wristbands until close

Monday, July 7

5 p.m.

Dollar Day – $1 per ride

Tuesday, July 8 2-4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Community Day Midway closed to public. Handicapped/disadvantaged/at risk can ride for free. $20 wristbands or 1 free ticket per canned good

Wednesday, July 9

Noon

Kids Day – $12 wristbands (no age limit)

Thursday, July 10

5 p.m.

Family Day – $15 wristbands until close

Friday, July 11

5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Regular tickets until 10 p.m. Midnight Madness – $10 wristbands until 1 a.m.

Saturday, July 12

5 p.m.

$20 wristbands until close

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Kids Day Activities WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 10 a.m. – noon

Adventure Day Carnival – David Boll Theatre – Clover Buds and Mini 4-H

Noon – 10 p.m.

Lil’ Hands on the Farm open

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

4-H Community and Family Arts buildings open

Noon (All day)

Midway opens – Kids Day, $12 wristbands (no age limit)

1 p.m.

Registration Pedal Tractor Pull – Near Farm Bureau Building

4-H Robots – David Boll Theatre

2 p.m.

Pedal Tractor Pull – East of Farm Bureau Building

3 p.m.

Lil’ Wrangler Sheep Show (K/1st/2nd grade) – Pavilion

3 p.m.

4-H Blacksmithing – David Boll Theatre

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10-year members of 4-H

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Conner Arnholt Parents Joe & Susan Arnholt

Kendra Arnholt Parents Garry & Jill Arnholt

Katie Burbrink Parents Scott & Beth Burbrink

Joshua Calhoun Parents Mandi Calhoun & Larry Calhoun

Bailey Cockerham Parent Leslie Steadman

Tyler Combs Parents Brian & Sandy Combs

Morgan Elkins Parents Ron & Charlotte Elkins

Emelia Fredrick Parent Nichole Hall

Joshua Gray Parents James & April Gray

Zachary Hatfield Parents Mark & Jan Hatfield

Landen Hoeltke Parent Jeffrey Hoeltke

Abigail Hunnicutt Parents Andrew & Mandy Hunnicutt

Sarah Loesch Parents Tim & Nina Loesch

Braidon Martoccia Parents John & Aimee Martoccia

Rachael Maurer Parents Todd & Melinda Maurer

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Chrissy Meador Parent Amy Meador

Mallory Meyer Parents Mark Meyer and Shannon Meyer

Michaela Morris Parents Mike and Penny Morris

Mallory Myers Parents Gary & Sabrina Myers

Kylie O’Connor Parents Albert & Kim O’Connor

Jessica Pevlor Parents Thomas & Teresa Pevlor

Ryan Seeley Parents Jeff & Gretchen Seeley

Erynn Shaw Parents Brian & Tamarah Shaw

Hannah Shoaf Parents Jesse & Lisa Shoaf

Allison Shoop Parents Shane & Lisa Shoop

Brooke Smith Parents Julian & Debbie Smith

Cassidy Smith Parents Dodie & Jay Smith

Brooke Stafford Parents David & Kristina Stafford

Chris Sublette Parents Janet Mace-Sublette & Mike Sublette

Lucas Turner Parents James & Angela Turner

Not pictureD Emma Alexander, Parents David & Shannon Alexander Sarah Klein, Parents Kurtis & Lisa Klein Allison Purdue, Parents Brian & Annette Purdue Cody Ross, Parents Michael & Kathy Ross Cody Speaker, Parents Mike & Kim Speaker Jared Whiteside Parents Jim & Toni Whiteside

Brittany Young Parents Kevin & Terri Young

Evan Speaker, Parents Mike & Kim Speaker Will Speaker, Parents Mike & Kim Speaker

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