The Richmond Free Fair was July 11-13, and featured several activities, 4-H competitions and fun. The following includes award winners in several categories of the fair:
Beef Steer Champion, Dakota Ferguson; reserve, Mercedes Smith.
Beef Heifer Champion, Sierra Hahn; reserve, Justin Peine.
Bucket Calf Champion, Taylor Jilek; reserve, Cross Hornbuckle.
Market Hog Champion, Cruz Gillespie; reserve, Dakota Ferguson.
Gilt Champion, Justin Peine; reserve, Dakota Ferguson.
Market Lamb Champion, Hailey Gillespie; reserve, Avery Stalford.
Ewe Champion, Lane Higbie; reserve, Emily Van Leiden.
Meat Goat Champion, Hailey Gillespie; reserve, Avery Stalford.
Dairy Goat Champion, Keelea Benedick.
Breeding Goat Champion, Amber Dilley; reserve, Jessy Stalford.
All-Around Horse Junior Division Champion, Sara Miller.
All-Around Horse Intermediate Division Champion, Austin Louk.
All-Around Horse Senior Division Champion, Abagael Pruitt.
Large Fowl Champion, Brandon Englund; reserve, Amanda Raby.
Bantam Champion, Brandon Englund; reserve, Jayden Lee.
Production Pen Champion, Amanda Raby.
Meat Pen Champion, Amanda Raby.
Water Fowl Champion, Hollie New; reserve, Amanda Raby.
Pigeon Champion, Evan Pulliam; reserve, Cheyenne Asbury.
Rabbit Champion, Amber Dilley; reserve, Jessie Wharton.
Beef Fitting and Showing Junior champion, Sierra Hahn, reserve, Lane Higbie; intermediate champion, Alexa McCurdy, reserve, Justin Peine; senior champion, Mercedes Smith, reserve, Dakota Ferguson.
Sheep Fitting and Showing Junior champion, Hailey GillespieΈ reserve, Avery Stalford; intermediate champion, Austin Louk, reserve, Morgan Jilek; senior champion, Brent Hornbuckle.
Swine Fitting and Showing Junior champion, Lane Higbie, reserve, Ely Burroughs; intermediate champion, Justin Peine, reserve, Hunter McCurdy; senior champion, Dakota Ferguson, Trint Peine.
Goat Showmanship Junior champion, Hailey Gillespie, reserve, Avery Stalford; intermediate champion, Amber Dilley, reserve, Payton Erhart; senior champion, Ace Benedick, reserve, Lydia Kramer.
Horse Showmanship Junior champion, Sara Miller, intermediate champion, Austin Louk, senior champion, Morgan Egidy.
Rabbit Showmanship Junior champion, Jessie Wharton, intermediate champion, Amber Dilley, senior champion, Vincent Hamilton.
Poultry Showmanship Junior champion, Reagan Lee, reserve- Jessie Wharton; intermediate champion, Jayden Lee, reserve, Payton Erhart; senior champion, Amanda Raby, reserve, Vincent Hamilton.
Livestock Judging, First, Jake Drews, second, Kyle Hendrickson.
4-H Food Exhibit Champion, Rebecca Vrbas, reserve, Amanda Raby.
Best Entry 4-H Canning Amanda Raby.
Best Loaf Yeast Bread Amanda Raby.
4-H Floriculture Champion, Nastasja Carlson.
4-H Clothing/Crocheting Champion, Timmy Smith, reserve, Rebecca Vrbas.
4-H Arts and Crafts Champion, Megan Schuster; reserve, Timmy Smith.
4-H Photography Champion, Brittany Hornbuckle; reserve, Brittany Hornbuckle.
4-H Garden Exhibit Champion, Brianna Sobba.
4-H Woodworking Champion, Conner Erhart.
4-H Life Skills Family and Consumer Sciences Judging Individual, first, Sabrina Carlson, second, Nastasja Carlson, third, Rebecca Vrbas; Team, first, Rowdy Wranglers, second, Berea Boosters.
Champion Loaf Yeast Bread, Joan Chambers.
Champion Loaf Machine Bread, Carol Bauck.
Canning Fruit: Champion, senior Loretta Roeckers, reserve, senior Loretta Roeckers; vegetables: champion, senior Loretta Roeckers, reserve, senior Loretta Roeckers; pickles: champion, Nancy Sims; soft spread: champion, Carol Bauck; meat: champion, Chris Ellefson.
Arts and Crafts Champion, Allysha Ellefson.
Photography Champion, Mercedes Smith, reserve, Lauren Egidy.
Textiles Champion, Mary Martin, reserve, Emily Scheckel.
Quilt Champion, St. Boniface Church.
Flower Champions: Div. I (growing plants and flowers), Joan Chambers; Div. II (cut flowers), Melvin Bauck; Div. III (children 9 years and younger), Karlie Stinebaugh; Div. IV (juniors 10, 16 years), Allysha Ellefson; Div. V (artistic arrangement), Melvin Bauck; Div. VI (misc. artistic arrangements), senior Loretta Roeckers.
Most entries Senior Loretta Roeckers.
Open Class Floats First, Richmond Museum; second, Richmond Ruritans; third, Roeckers Family.
Youth Float First, Central Heights FFA; second, Golden Achievers 4-H Club; third, Richmond Library.
Best Decorated Childs Velocipede First, Grace Tooley; second, Josie Sumner.
Best Decorated Bicycle First, Avery Sumner; second, Dalton Hennessey; third Lane Hennessey.
Best Decorated Doll Carriage First, Eliza Prothe.
Pet Parade, First, Lane Higbie, second, Allison Franks; third, Julie Platt.
Best Costume Relating to Parade Theme First, Zoie Prothe; second, Allison Platt.
Grand Champion of Childrens Parade Grace Tooley.