Jacob Gilmore performing at the Gray Pavilion last week at the Gallia County Junior Fair.
Devin Henry performing at the Gray Pavilion last week at the Gallia County Junior Fair.
Wade Jarrell performs at the Gray Pavilion last week at the Gallia County Junior Fair.
Derek Henry of Gallipolis is pictured competing in the market hog showmanship class four division comprised of competitors who are 16 years old. Henry, of the Triangle 4-H Club, took first place.
Ryleigh Halley of Pairs & Spares shows her goat during the market sale.
Aubry Cox of Pairs & Spares was the Reserve Grand Champion, and sold her market goat to Saunders Insurance , Pleasant Valley Hospital, Cabell Huntington Hospital Marshall Health, and Feed Stop, LLC. They are all seen here with the Queen’s Court.
This was the first year for mud volleyball, which turned out to be a success, raising funds for the fair relocation.
Ohio Valley Bank fielded three teams for the volleyball tournament, which filled out with 16 teams.
The competition was intense. Players dove for the ball despite the mud everywhere.
One player from OVB showed skill, setting the ball for her teammates to play.
The tournament was halted briefly due to a lightning shower, further soaking the court. This made the volleyballs slippery, adding some humor for the spectators.
Some players gave up serving overhand due to the muddy volleyball, while others still played like a pro.
Serving became more difficult as things got muddier. Eventually everyone was covered.
This year was also the first for the Penny Wars. A total of $727.08 was raised. The Beef Barn won the competition.
Several livestock sales took place Friday morning, with exhibitors presenting their animals to buyers in the show ring.
The line to present and auction off livestock stayed three or more deep all morning Friday.
Some of the cattle did not enjoy being in the ring again. This particular animal decided to be a handful for its handler.
A typical livestock sale has an auctioneer, royalty from the queen’s court, and spotters in the ring to catch bidders in the audience.
Some cattle were rather difficult in the ring, and younger participants always had help ready for them.