WESTMINSTER — Last Sunday's fifth Antique Carriage and Farm Equipment Show at the 4-H/FFA Fair also had 4-H'ers competing in separate classes.
The winners were: * Class 108 -- Junior long reining obstacles: Mindy Shackelford (first) and Drew Arconti (second).
* Class 109 -- Junior long reining reinmanship: Mindy Shackelford(first) and Drew Arconti (second).
* Class 110 -- Junior put to cart: Mindy Shackelford (first).
* Class 111 -- Senior long reiningobstacles: Heather Bankard (first).
* Class 112 -- Senior long reining reinmanship: Heather Bankard (first).
* Class 113 -- Senior put to cart: Heather Bankard (first).
* Junior Driving Champion --Mindy Shackelford (champion) and Drew Arconti (reserve champion).
* Senior Driving Champion -- Heather Bankard.
COOKIES TAKE TOP PRIZE
WESTMINSTER -- A plate of raspberry bar cookies, baked by ShelleyYingling of the Deep Run 4-H Club, brought in the most dough at the annual Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair cake auction Wednesday night.
Jim Uhler of Uhler Equipment Sales in Finksburg purchased the cookies,which won the grand champion baked item award, for $1,900.
The money was donated to the Kimberly Dawn Baile Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund. The fund was started in memory of a Union Bridge 4-H'er who died in a car accident last May.
A total of 148 baked items weresold at the auction, raising $16,380 for the fair. The amount toppedlast year's total by $2,407.
The grand champion decorated cake, baked by Michelle Zepp of the Mount Airy Pioneers, went to Norman Zeppof Industrial Commercial Electric Inc. of Baltimore for $510.
A cake, which won the grand champion baking for special needs award, wassold for $160 to Arthur Riley of Washington Heights Pharmacy in Westminster.
The grand champion edible art made by Jeffery Martinez ofthe Winfield Panthers sold for $210, and the grand champion tier cake baked by Julie Miller of the same club was auctioned for $160.
BRIDE AND GROOM WIN
WESTMINSTER -- Andrew Arconti Jr., 9, of Manchester, and his beautiful bride were named grand champions in the annual Animal Dress-Up contest Thursday night at the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair.
His bride was Band's Misty Lady, a dapple-gray horse dressed in a white veil and dress trimmed with small pink roses. They took first place in the "prettiest" category.
Reserve champion was Sam Chamelin, 8, of Westminster, and his goat, Becky. The pair dressed as "recycling fanatics" urging the crowd to recycle and "save the earth."They took first place in the "Most Original -- Livestock" category.
Marjorie Armacost, 10, of Westminster, took first place in the "Most Original -- Domestic" category. She dressed her Sheltie named Smokey as a fish and donned scuba gear, an inner tube and flippers.
Court Gross, 11, of Westminster and his Labrador retriever puppy, Excalibur, took first place in the "Funniest" category. Both were dressed as clowns and performed a short act.
Courtney Davis, 9, of Snydersburg, and her cat, Tiger, took first place in the "Fairy Tale" category. The cat was dressed as Cinderella and Davis as the fairy godmother.
AUCTION RAISES $101,240
WESTMINSTER -- The annual livestock auction at the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair Friday night raised $101,240,almost $30,000 less than last year's sale.
The grand champion steer, raised by Monica Feeser of Taneytown, was sold to a new bidder --Giant Food, which opened a store here this spring. The steer, which weighed 1,225 pounds, was sold for $6.25 per pound, or $7,656.25
Giant also purchased the grand champion market lamb, raised by JessicaFogle. The animal weighed 120 pounds and sold for $26 per pound, or $3,120.
The four-hour sale was one of the highlights of the fair, which ended yesterday. The proceeds of the sale go to 4-H'ers and Future Farmers of America members who raised the animals. About 130 animals were auctioned.
Martin K. P. Hill of Masonry Contractors in Hampstead bought the grand champion market hog, which was raised by Feeser and weighed 235 pounds. It sold for $15 per pound, or $3,525. Hill donated the animal back to the Carroll County 4-H Livestock Club Scholarship Fund and it raised an additional $587.50.
The grand champion market goat, raised by Ashley Bair of Bachman Valley, weighed 65pounds and brought $4 per pound, or $260. It was purchased by Chuck DeGasperi of Interstate Batteries in Baltimore. He donated the animalto the Kimberly Dawn Baile Memorial Scholarship Fund, and it raised an additional $130.
The reserve grand champion steer, raised by Tracy Clagett, weighed 1,190 pounds and sold for $1.40 per pound, or $1,666, to Hill.
Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services Inc. of Westminster bought the champion Hereford steer, which was raised by Matthew Lippy and weighed 1,190 pounds, for $1.30 per pound, or $1,547.
The champion shorthorn steer, which was raised by Justin Wildesen and weighed 1,195, was purchased by J.D. Mullinix and Sons of Lisbon, Howard County, for $1,254.75, or $1.05 per pound.
Mullinix also boughtthe champion dairy steer, which was raised by Monica Smith and weighed 1,165 pounds. He paid $1,514.50, or $1.30 per pound.
Most of the animals will be slaughtered for meat.