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News Community 60th annual Macon County Fair wraps up

Photos by Betsey Gooder, Vickie Carpenter, Ellen Bishop, and Brittney Parker

Katie Gibson’s steer was named Grand Champion (L) and Katie Brunt, Reserve Champion. Youngsters participated in a tractor pull. Grand champion in the pet show was golden retriever “Sasha,” shown by Ethan Fannon. Reserve champion was a sheltie named “Copper” shown by Cole Raby. Molly Suminski teaches Justin Kruger how to “throw a pot” on a potter’s wheel, hoping to generate interest in the art. Pottery classes will be held at Cowee Heritage Center in the spring. Chris Myers shows off his chair caning skills. He and his wife Linda offer many different styles and designs. Elliott the pig was named most exotic pet. His owner said he would only grow to 25 lbs. Linda Hobbs demonstrates decoupage. Hannah Smith won the lamb costume contest with “Miss Kay and Si.” The Macon County Fair Board honored eight individuals for their dedication and service to the fair. Jo Ann Roberts and Martha Stephens, sewing and needle crafts; Victor Teague, retired dairy farmer; Clayton Ramsey, who supports the fair through fruit and vegetable co-op and Macon County's Horse Association; Rev. Wesley Hooper, chair caning and wood carving; Albert Ramsey, a retired dairy farmer; Margaret Ramsey for her work in preserving the heritage of Macon County and Mike Corn, who provides animals for FFA students to show in the fair. Brianna Norris with her lamb won the obstacle course with the fastest time of 17.3 seconds. FHS student Angela Mashburn was a winner in the goat show. MMS student Ryan Key took home a ribbon in the goat show. James Aldridge with his three-year-old mustang which he trained himself. Myra Queen-Bradley won the Best Cake Contest out of 17 entries with her Fresh Orange Italian Cream Cake. The cakes were auctioned off bringing in $1,000 for the Macon County Fair. Luke Aldridge with “Shasta”


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