Friday, July 25, 2014
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 Jade Snyder drapes her disc of pizza dough over her head after competing in the pizza toss at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Kids Day on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

If you plan to attend Friday, July 25, here are some of the activities you might want to catch.


Posted 1 hour ago
 Sandy Jenkins, left, congratulates her grandson Jackson Jenkins after he competed in the pedal car races at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Thursday, July 24, 2014. Jackson's cousin Morgan Jenkins, right, holds Jackson.

Children started the day with pedal car races before the big boys took over at the grandstand for the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull.


Posted at 11:50 p.m.
 Andy and Cheryl Gall, Elkhart County 4-H Swine Club leaders, pose for a photo in front of the swine barn at the fair on Thursday, July 24, 2014. They are retiring as organizational leaders of the club after 30 years.

Andy and Cheryl Gall have hundreds of kids — 4-H kids, that is. 


Posted 2 hours ago
 Matt Crowl warms up before the slam dunk competition Thursday night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen. Krowl placed first  in the competition.
Posted at 12:06 a.m.

Drew Schermerhorn topped Jonathan Wilkinson for the 3-point crown while Matt Crowl prevailed in the dunk contest Thursday, July 24, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Seven teams also took 3-on-3 honors.

  Hilary Laidig, center, tries to block Becca Kropf, left, Thursday afternoon during the girls 16 and over 3 on 3 semi-finals at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted at 10:35 p.m.

Seven 3-on-3 teams were also crowned on the last day of basketball activity.

   Luis Lozano (center) of Goshen smiles as he talks with friends during Latino Bands Night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday.
Posted at 9:00 p.m.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Park Stage.

 Shirley Hershberger spins wool into yarn with a hand wheel at the Home and Family Arts building on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. Hershberger and other spinners and weavers gave a craft demonstration July 24 at the fair.
Posted at 8:30 p.m.

Local spinners say it’s an art that needs to get going again.

 This tractor was provided for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair tractor pull in honor of Denny Fisher, a volunteer and coordinator who passed away this year after 35 years working with the event. Staff and volunteers paid tribute to Fisher at the tractor pull Thursday, July 24.
Posted at 8:18 p.m.

Volunteers wore “Remembering Denny” T-shirts. The announcer called for 30 seconds of silence in tribute to the former Elkhart County 4-H tractor pull volunteer.

 Visitors to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair sit in the grandstands and watch the tractor pull Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Posted at 7:45 p.m.

Date? Family reunion? Father-son day? All that and more happens at the fair’s tractor pull.

 Gabbie Yeazel (left) and llama Ulla won a costume contest Thursday, July 24, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted at 7:03 p.m.

Among costume contestants is Gabby Yeazel, who has animals in almost every barn on the grounds.

 A screenshot from Aaron Vos' aerial video of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Vos uses a drone equipped with a camera to record video at the fair.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.

A local business owner is recording birds-eye videos of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds for the fair board.

 Jim Powers Jr., formerly of Elkhart, has been named the next CEO of Chicago-based accounting firm Crowe Horwath LLP.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The man from Elkhart is now the CEO of one of the largest accounting firms in the world. 

 Ray Defrates' stands by his booth Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. Defrates guesses the age, birth month or weight of fairgoers. If he's wrong, the fairgoers win a prize.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Ray Defrates has been guessing fairgoers' ages, birth months and weight for almost 20 years at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.


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