Friday, July 25, 2014

 Jeff Burbrink


Jeff Burbrink breaks down the numbers to find out how much money water is worth to a corn crop. 

Posted at 10:11 a.m.
 Destinee Boutwell attempts to show a cat as cat judge Barb Dunker watches Thursday during the 2014 Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship cometition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen. Boutwell was awarded reserve grand champion.

Check out our photos from the small and large animal round robin showmanship contests, which vied species against each another for the title of grand champion. 

Posted at 9:54 a.m.
 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 at 5:00 a.m.
 Racers get set to begin in a past motorcycle racing show at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The Saturday, July 26, show has been changed to an 11 a.m. start.
Posted 1 hour ago

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair event has been moved to 11 a.m. Saturday.

 This is one of the many classic RVs coming to a rally July 24-27 at the South Bend/Elkhart KOA campground in Granger.
Posted at 9:14 a.m.


This weekend, you’ll have a chance to see around 80 vintage trailers and take part in a vintage soda pop tasting.

 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.
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

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

 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 on July 25, 2014 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.

 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.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.

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

  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 on July 24, 2014 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 on July 24, 2014 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 on July 24, 2014 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 on July 24, 2014 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 on July 24, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

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

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