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Christian County Fair News
Last night 4-H members saw their hard work of raising livestock pay off, literally, as the 4-H auction took place last night at teh Christian County Agricultural Fair.
Michelle Beckmeyer is on the 4-H board she says that this is a rich experience for the kids and some of the projects started last December.
Tanner Mickey auctioned off his market lamb that is going to state for $2000. He explains the process from the beginning of raising the livestock.
Mickey and Beckmeyer appeared as guests on Newstalk WTIM live from the Christian County Agricultural Fair.
On Monday Christian County Residents came out to the Christian County Fair to see who would be crowned Miss Christian County. Here are the results:
2018 Miss Christian County: Aly Moore
1st Runner Up: Kenlee Durbin
2nd Runner Up: Nikyla Lawrence
2018 Junior Miss Christian County: Jhia Walker
1st Runner Up: Alivia Kent
2nd Runner Up: Lydia Repscher
2018 Little Miss Miss Christian County: Brystol Hughes
1st Runner Up: Brooke Burke
2nd Runner Up: Cheyenne Sidwell
Tuesday marks the start of the 95th annual Christian County Fair, an event that Christian County residents look forward to all year.
Mellisa McMillan is the Christian County Farm Bureau Manager. She says the kids love coming out for the variety of activities with the interactive farm at the Christian County Fair.
The interactive farm is all about the kids and trying to get them up close to livestock, McMillan says there will be plenty of different animals for the kids to see.
McMillan appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.
With the Christian County Fair Officially getting started on Tuesday, Monday was the day for the general shows.
Caleb Grover was at the fair grounds on Monday to show his multiple entries in the general show. Grover is showing 6 projects and one of them has already gotten a state ribbon.
Grover says this is a project that has taken over three years but finally he feels he is close to a conclusion.
Grover says yes he is hoping to get a ribbon at state, but he is hoping that this project can go much further than a state ribbon and end with a possible cure for cancer.
Grover appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live at the Christian County Fair.
The Christian County Fair is ready to get underway thanks in large part to some helpful hands that took Monday and set up most of what you will see at the fair.
Brooke Bates is a Christian County 4-H Ambassador, her job is to help the 4-H Director with getting the fair ready for Tuesday. Bates shares the process the team went through this weekend.
Bates says while she is involved with helping the set up process, she is also looking forward to showing her projects and she tends to lean towards design.
Bates appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from the Christian County Fair.
Tuesday the Christian County Fair will kick off once again, this is the 94th annual Christian County Fair.
Curt Micenheimer is on the Christian County Fair Board of Directors, he says the tractor pull on Thursday is always popular and starts at seven but families that want to come early and check out the tractors are encouraged to do so.
Micenheimer says at the tractor pull residents get to see tractors trying to pull as much weight as far as they can until they come to a stop and cannot go any farther.
Micenheimer appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.
At 6 in the evening on July 24th 23 young women will be competing for the title of Little Miss Christian County.
Jenny Swinger is the Pageant Director for this years Christian County Fair. She says it begins with the Little Miss Pageant but that is just the beginning of a wonderful night.
Swinger says this competition is much more than merely standing up on stage and waving to the crowd.
Swinger appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.
On Tuesday, July 24th the 95th annual Christian County Fair is set to begin once again.
Lee Meteer is the Secretary of the Christian County Agricultural Fair Board as well as the Livestock Superintendent. He says there are lots of different activities for all ages.
Meteer says there is a lot of tradition with the Christian County Fair and the board wants to keep that going.
Meteer appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.
Christian County Fair Schedule July 24-28
Tuesday, July 24th
1:00pm - Culinary Arts, Textiles & Fine Arts; Jr. General Projects - EXPO Building
5:00pm - Baby Contest
6:00pm - Little Miss Christian County
7:00pm - Jr. Miss and Miss Christian County
Wednesday, July 25th
8:30am - 4-H Swine Show - Swine Barn
Approximately 10:30am - 4-H Sheep and Goat Show - Sheep Barn
11:00am - Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner - Beer Tent
Approximately 1:00pm - 4-H Dairy, Bucket Calf and Beef Show - Show Arena
1:00pm - Ag Products, Horticulture, and Floral Show - EXPO Building
After Beef Show - Illinois Farm Bureau Master Showmanship Contest - Beef Show Arena
7:00pm - Stock Car Races
Thursday, July 26th
6:00pm - 4-H Auction-Show Ring
7:00pm - ITPA Tractor Pull
Friday, July 27th
8:00am - Junior and Open Sheep Show - Sheep Barn
Following Open Show - Weather Show - Open and Junior
7:00pm - Stock Truck Pull
Saturday, July 28th
8:00am - Swine-Breeding Barrows Open and Junior - Swine Barn show ring
8:00am - Juior and Open Beef Show - Show Arena
9:00am - Western Horse Show - Infield Arena
10:30am - Open Goat Show - Sheep Barn
12:00pm - Illinois State Championship Chili Cook Off - Beer Tent
7:00pm - Demolition Derby