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Hometown Pasco: Special county fair edition for March 7

The Pasco County Fair has been a showcase for many individuals, young to adult, to display evidence of their many talents and hard work. In recognition of their achievements, the Hometown Pasco pages today and Sunday will exclusively feature photos and award winners from the fair. We congratulate all of the participants and tip our hat to all of the diligent workers who ensured this year's fair was a success. A special shout-out goes to Carol Jeffares Hedman, the public relations coordinator for the Pasco County Fair, for taking all of the photographs featured on these fair-themed Hometown pages.

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Florida State Pedal Tractor Pulls

The Florida State Pedal Tractor Pulls, sponsored by Pasco Stucco Inc., were held at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. Boys winners in each division were: Age 4 – Tanner Anderson, winner; Nicholas McDonald, second; and Henry Hart, third; Age 5 – Jacob Rodger, winner; Colby Stewart, second; and Colton Newsome, third; Age 6 – Caiden Webster, winner; Isaiah Mobley, second; Wyatt Brune, third; Age 7 – Matthew Woodham, winner; Age 8 – Cody Juarez, winner; Andrew Mobley, second; Ray Knapp, third; Age 9 – Matthew Mobley, winner; Weston Oakley, second; Age 10 – Gage Barrett, winner; Robert Knapp III, second; Noah Sandy, third; Age 12 – Alex Molina, winner. Girls winners were: Age 5 – Brooklyn Dunbar, winner; Age 6 – Charleigh Wood, winner; Age 7 – Serenity Cox, winner; Age 8 – Sarah White, winner; Age 10 – Aleah Webster, winner; Age 12 – Hannah Carroll, winner; Arianna Webster, second.

Youth Rabbit Show

Kaleigh Ferreira won Best of Show; Hannah Gillette received First Reserve in Show and Second Reserve in Show.

Other winners were: Tiffany Gerst, Best of Opposite, Netherland Dwarf; Alyssa Ligocki, Best of Breed, Holland Lop; Hanna McClellan, Best of Opposite, Holland Lop; Ashley Morris, Best of Breed, Mini Lop; Sean Kaczmarek, Best of Breed, Havana; Thomas Quintah, Best of Opposite, Havana; Makayla Miley, Best of Breed, Florida White and Best of Breed Dutch; Kaitlyn Simmons, Best of Breed, English Spot; Emily Gelb, Best of Breed, Satin, Best of Opposite Dutch; Trista Fox, Best of Breed, Silver Fox; Abby Ligocki, Best of Breed, Standard Chinchilla; Austin John, Best of Breed, Jersey Wooly; Kaitlyn Heissler, Best of Breed, Flemish Giant; Breely Miller, Best of Breed, English Lop and Emmalee Bullington, Best of Breed, Californian.

In Rabbit Showmanship, awards went to Kindergarten-2nd grade – Christopher Jones, first; Jackson Gray, second; and Kayleena Pergerson, third; 3rd-5th grade – Alyssa Ligocki, first; Aleah Webster, second; Emily Kirk, third; and Ashlee Cummings, honorable mention; 6th-8th grade – Abby Ligocki, first; Emily Gelb, second; and Skylar Hoyle, third; 9th-12th grade – Tiffany Gerst, first; Helena Polansky, second; and Katelyn Heiller, third.

In the Decorated Rabbit Contest awards went to: Kindergarten-2nd grade – Jillian Gray, first; Christopher Jones, second; and Kayleena Pergerson, third. 3rd-5th grade – Makayla Miley, first; Emily Kirk, second; Trista Fox, third; and Cailey Dobbs, honorable mention; 6th-8th grade – Abby Ligocki, first; Emily Gelb, second; and Mallori Overcash, third; 9th-12th grade – Ashley Morris, first; Marina Lofley, second; Kylie Maseda-Fraiser, third; and Helena Polansky, honorable mention.

In the Rabbit Poster Contest, winners were: Kindergarten-2nd grade – Christopher Jones, first; Hyatt Harris, second; and Jason Bloxsom, third; 3rd-5th grade – Emily Kirk, first; Alyssa Ligocki, second; Makayla Miley, third; and Cailey Dobbs, honorable mention; 6th-8th grade – Emily Gelb, first; Mallori Overcash, second; and Abby Ligocki, third; 9th-12th grade, Helena Polansky, first; Katelyn Heiller, second; and Marinia Lofley, third.

In the Rabbit Breed Identification Contest, winners were: Kindergarten-2nd grade – Emma McClellan and Christopher Jones (tie) first place; Hyatt Harris, second; Hanna McClellan, third; 3rd-5th grade – Aleah Webster, first; Emily Kirk, second; and Alyssa Ligocki, third; 6th-8th grade – Kaitlyn Voris, first; Hannah Arnold, second; and Julia Davis, third; 9th-12th grades – Tiffany Gerst, first; Renee Carpenter, second; and Hannah Gillette, third.

Youth Cavy Show

In the Youth Cavy Show, Kenady Miller captured Best of Show and Best of Breed, American; and in the kindergarten-2nd group won first in Cavy Showmanship; first, Decorated Cavy and first, Cavy Poster Contest.

Emily Kirk won Best of Breed, Texel and in the 3rd-5th grade group won first in Cavy Showmanship; first, Decorated Cavy; first in Cavy Poster Contest and first in Cavy Breed Identification.

Kelsey Legg won Best of Breed, White Crested and in the 6th-8th grade group won third in Decorated Cavy.

Kaitlyn Voris, in the 6th-8th grade group, won first in Cavy Showmanship; first, in Decorated Cavy Contest; third in Cavy Poster Contest and first in Cavy Breed Identification.

Hannah Arnold, in the 6th-8th grade group won second in Cavy Showmanship and second in Cavy Breed Identification.

Hannah Gillette, in the 9th-12th grade group, won first in Cavy Showmanship; first in Decorated Cavy Contest; first in Cavy Poster Contest and first in Cavy Breed Identification.

Julia Davis, in the 6th-8th grade group, won honorable mention in Decorated Cavy Contest; first in Cavy Poster Contest and third in Cavy Breed Identification.

Victoria Wilkinson, in the 6th-8th grade group, won second in Decorated Cavy Contest and second in Cavy Poster Contest.

Back Porch Awards

F.J. Collura Award for Most Unique went to Rozanne Ritter; Vera Cox Award for Excellence in Quilting went to Melanie Foltz; and in the Hat Contest, Max McLeod earned Craziest; Dillon Ward won Sportiest and Melanie Foltz won Fanciest.

In Heirloom Arts, awards went to: Joyce Thies, Grand Champion Crochet; Ruby Busser, Grand Champion, Knitting; Sylvia Gibbs, Grand Champion Embroidery; Mary Barzelay, Reserve Grand Champion; Cecile Prescott, Tablecloths, Reserve Grand Champion; Suzanne Parrish, Grand Champion, Quilting-Pieced; Melanie Foltz, Grand Champion, Quilting – Applique and Susan Gilbert, Grand Champion, Quilting – Machine.

Winners in Home Arts were: for Cakes from Scratch - Heather Frederick, Grand Champion and Esmerelda Alexander, Reserve Grand Champion; Cookies – Charlene Prater, Grand Champion and Brenda Wendland, Reserve Grand Champion; Bread – Dorothy Bisig, Grand Champion; Canning, Jams – Charlene Prater, Grand Champion and Virginia McKendree, Reserve Grand Champion; Wines – Burt Case, Grand Champion and Vern Schneider, Reserve Grand Champion; Decorated Cakes – Taylor Chamblee, Grand Champion; Table Settings – Kris Herrmann, Grand Champion and Brenda Wendland, Reserve Grand Champion.

In Hobby Arts, June Hunsaker took Grand Champion in Pineneedle and Joe Benson earned Grand Champion for Woodwork.

In Creative Arts, Painted Articles, Janet Schroeder won Grand Champion and Kay Ables earned Reserve Grand Champion.

We need your news! Hometown publishes Thursdays and Sundays with your good news. Tell us about your club or thank someone for a job well done. Keep it under 100 words. E-mail photos in JPEG format. Contact Hometown news coordinator Gail Diederich at; by phone at (727) 869-6243 or (813) 909-4600, ext. 4660; by fax at (727) 869-6233 or (813) 909-4611' or mail Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668, or at 26240 Golden Maple Loop, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.

Hometown Pasco: Special county fair edition for March 7 03/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:30pm]
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