The recent Grayson County Fair gave everyone from youngsters to adults from both sides of Red River a chance to showcase their creative talents and their animals.

The recent Grayson County Fair gave everyone from youngsters to adults from both sides of Red River a chance to showcase their creative talents and their animals.


Goats, sheep, heifers and steers strutted their stuff in the Mayor Arena during the annual livestock competition. The competition was limited to students and was overseen by Wayne Blount, John Hensen and Denison FFA members. Top entries were as follows:


Breeding goats: grand champion — Cole Burchett, Lexington FFA; and reserve grand champion — Braden Allen, Silo FFA;


Market goats: grand champion — Amila Rutherford, Pottsboro FFA; and reserve grand champion — Cole Burchett, Lexington, FFA;


Market lambs-Southdown: first place — Claycey Rowland, Silo FFA; and second place — Ashly Goggans, Bells FFA;


Market lambs-medium wool: champion – Cole Burchett, Lexington FFA; reserve champion – Kaliegh Romines, Tupleo;


Grand champion market lamb: Cole Burchett, Lexington, FFA;


Reserve grand champion market lamb: Kaliegh Romines, Tupelo;


Breeding sheep-Southdown: champion, Ashly Goggans, Bells FFA;


Breeding sheep-medium wool: champion, Cole Burchett, Lexington, FFA; reserve champion, Cody Cothran, Tishomingo FFA;


Grand champion breeding sheep: Cole Burchett, Lexington FFA;


Reserve grand champion breeding sheep: Cody Cothran, Tishomingo, FFA;


Heifers-American: champion – Alexia Holloway, Tom Bean FFA; and reserve champion – Tristin Rollins, Right Lead 4-H;


Heifers-English: champion – Preston Lawrence, Pottsboro FFA; and reserve champion – Hunter Simco, Gunter FFA;


Heifers-Exotic: champion – Logan Corbett, Colbert FFA; and reserve champion – Ashly Kellam, Silo FFA;


Grand champion heifer: Logan Corbett, Colbert FFA;


Reserve grand champion heifer: Ashly Kellam, Silo FFA;


Steers-American: champion – Thomas Smith, Pottsboro FFA; and reserve champion – Christa McCollum, Whitewright FFA;


Steers-English: champion – Cash Little, Bells FFA; and reserve champion – Ella Haney, Denison FFA;


Steers-Exotic: champion – Christian McGown, Kingston FFA; and reserve champion – Brett Forgy, Silo 4-H;


Grand champion steer: Christian McGown, Kingston FFA;


Reserve grand champion steer: Brett Forgy, Silo 4-H;


The Creative Arts building housed woodwork, crafts, foods, photography, sewing and handwork of all types. Heading up this year’s competition was Susan Holt, aided by family members and fair supporters. Winners were as follows:


Photography: best of show – Doug Spillers, senior adult, Marie Burns, adult, and Jared Sanders, teen; judge’s choice – Andrew Foran, adult, and Madilynn Lively, teen;


Art: best of show – Parker Stange, junior, Alex Morgan, Blake Shaw, teen, and Kaylea Daubenspeck, adult; and judge’s choice – Shelby Gaylor;


Arts and Crafts: best of show – Tim Raifsnyder, adult woodwork, Donna Shaw, adult needlework, Martha Hayes, teen baked goods, Shannon Hayes, adult bread, Carla Keister, adult canned foods; and judge’s choice – Tara Wall;


Quilts: best of show – Peggy Parrish, Cynthia Newton and LaTressa Woods; judge’s choice – Peggy Parrish; and people’s choice – Peggy Parrish.