Wednesday morning, I was up with the sun because it was entry day at the fair. I had to frost a cake and cut flowers before heading to the fair. The car was loaded with all our open class exhibits and the 4-H exhibits. There was room for Cara, Erica and me to sit, but not much other space.Grandma Korth showed up at our house at 7:00 a.m. to help load the car and finish putting the flowers in the vases while I cut more flowers. Then Grandma took Ashlin to her last softball game of the season and she watched Justin and Ashlin while we were entering items at the fair.
This was Justin's first year to be an exhibitor at the fair. He colored this Mickey Mouse coloring sheet and received a first place blue ribbon in the 6-years and under age group. He was so excited and his whole face just lit up with a smile when he saw his ribbon! He also exhibited the apple tree picture in the photo below. Beside his apple tree picture is Ashlin's free-hand drawing that she did.
Ashlin also completed a Minnie Mouse coloring picture for exhibit in the 7-12 year age group. Just like Justin, Ashlin received a first place blue ribbon. Also Ashlin baked some chocolate brownies, chocolate chip bars and some cookies. Justin got his name put on some cookies also that he helped me bake.
On Sunday, Justin and Ashlin both received an envelope with prize money inside for their exhibits. Justin received $6 and Ashlin received $8.50. The hard work paid off. Ashlin is looking forward to next year when she will be old enough to compete in the 4-H division.
Yes, I also exhibited 35 items at the fair. I took 35 items in the baking/canned goods and 15 floral items. The fair board gives out a first, second and third place trophies and monetary prizes for the most number of exhibits in open class. I missed out on third place by one entry. This year third place was 36 entries, second place was 38 entries, and first place was 97 entries. This gives me something to work on for next year. My entries included cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits, bars, and canned items.