Competition at Princeton Agricultural Fair was down this year, which made money for most exhibitors except in the Photography division, which offered its customary high level of competition.
There were only 43 adult exhibitors and 42 junior exhibitors this year. The number of exhibits in many divisions were not down, due to some exhibitors entering great numbers of items. A total of $1,245 in prize money was paid to the adult exhibitors and $813 was paid out to Junior Fair exhibitors.
The following is a list of top exhibitors in each division:
Needlework – Janice Ashby (Penticton resident)
Leisure craft – Sharron Rose
Photography – Margaret Fraser
Art: tied – Jennifer Bernard and John Sandness
Flowers – Melissa Manning
Vegetables – Ben Mazzarella
Fruit – Ken Heuser
Home Canning – Melissa Manning
Home Baking – Melissa Manning
Wine & Beer – Dorothy Lauder
Eggs – Loretta Gardiner
Poultry – Karen Fulton
The adult overall Top Exhibitor was Melissa Manning, who took home $289 in prize money. The Top Junior Exhibitor was Piper Manning, who won $157 in prize money as well as a Birthday Party for five courtesy of Copperhill Lanes.
Winners of the Bike Parade were: First: Tavin Gibson (boys) and Jazlyn Gibson (girls), Second Jesse Menard (boys) and Marissa Menard (girls) and in third place was Andrew Graves (boys) and Paige Graves for the girls.
Winners of the Pet Parade were Ella Halipchuk with her dragon dog, Daisy in first place, and rated Best in Show. Mary-Elizabeth Bond and her pet pigeon, Purple placed second, and third place went to Nathan and Haley Anderson with Bubba and Sammy.
The fair raffle winners are as follows; Lift of Lumber from Weyerhaeuser – George Kassa, Cliffton’s Meat Pack – Jordon Kramer and Don & Anna’s Gift Certificate – Dan Kastor.
Winners of the building draws are; Building 1: Chicken Coop Quilt Kit – James Stewart, Building 2: Canning Supplies – Paulette Boyd Carlson, Building 3: Garden Club Trellis – Brenda
The following won the fair gate prizes; Yankee Candle – Germaine Velhausen, Painting by Shirley Freding – Kim Nolan, Cool Beanz Coffee; John Laska, Janet and Shirley Low. $25 Visa Cards; Yvette Stolth, Raymond Rabe, Lyle Thomas, Sharon Elko and Brenda Crimmon.
The Root Beer Bear was won by Liam O.
Horseshoe Tournament Winners:
Ladies: First Corrie Smith, second Kim Powell and third Judy Robinson.
Mens: First Arnie Powell, second John Laska and third Joe Heckford
Mixed: First – Kim Powell and Joe Heckford, second – Corrie Smith and John Laska and third – Judy Robinson and Arnie Powell
The overall success of the fair will not be known until all of the receipts are counted. Fair Board members will meet in the near future and will release that information after members are informed.