Another succesful year (and a big slate of winners) at the Fall Festival
JOHANNA HICKS | Hopkins County Extension Agent / Family and Consumer Sciences

?Participation was up in the Fall Festival Household Arts contest this year, with 276 entries in a dozen categories.
Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

The 2006 Hopkins County Fall Festival is now history, and what a history it is! Your Texas Cooperative Extension Hopkins County staff was extremely busy with several aspects of the fair, but much credit goes to our volunteers. First of all, I want to thank Cindy Graham and her daughter, Travis Hicks and Barbara Sanders, who were literally on their hands and knees to help me mark off the Arts & Crafts spaces.

A long list of volunteers assisted with the Household Arts contest: Carol Brice, Frances Avaritt, Patsy and John Bowman, Linda Tanton, Rosemary Avaritt, Nancy Dieterich, Susan Downard, Audrey Greenway, Sherri Shockley, Joyce McDonald, Morgan Edge, Emma Edge, and Travis Hicks. I apologize if I left anyone out, but please know that you were all appreciated!

This year's Arts & Crafts Show featured 63 artisans from all over Texas and even other states. The construction at Sulphur Springs High School didn't hamper visitors to the event at all!

Household Arts entries were up this year, with a total of 276 entries being submitted. Below is a list of the Best of Show winners:

Clothing: Aleigh Bessonett, Kaitlynn George

Art: Aleigh Bessonett, William Holder, Vera Kirby

Food Preservation: Madison & Tanner Ramirez, Kaitlynn George, Rosemary Avaritt

Scrapbooks: Aleigh Bessonett, Jeannie Emerson

Bake Show: Madison Ramirez, Stephanie Clanton, Sharon Harris, Rosemary Avaritt

Photography: Aleigh Bessonett, Kaitlynn George, Leanetta Pryor, Rosemary Beaudin

Handiwork: Gabriela Aguilar, Maria Villalon, Jeannie Emerson, Dora Gross

Quilts: Aleigh Bessonett, Sarah Williams, Sherri Shockley, Dora Gross

Holiday Corner: Aleigh Bessonett, Morgan Edge, Jennifer Philo

Dolls: Bridget Davidson, Ruby Newkirk

Creative Crafts: Khrystynne Loper, Carrie Robinson, Anna Beggs

Horticulture: Morgan Edge, Vallie Hardgrave, Rosemary Beaudin Nursing Home Division: Juanita Booth

Congratulations to each of these and all the participants who made the Household Arts Contest a favorite event among fair-goers!

Our Hopkins County 4-H members were also extremely busy during Fall Festival, manning the beverage stations on the stew grounds. Lesa Wilburn headed up the enormous task of coordinating everything and did an outstanding job! Through this experience, our 4-H'ers learned responsibility, public relation skills, and finance. Thanks also to the 4-H Club Managers and leaders who spent their day working with the youth.

Larry Spradlin, my co-worker, assisted at the Extension Emergency Preparedness exhibit and answered questions from visitors, while the Master Gardeners provided information on insect control, soil samples, and other issues pertaining to lawns and gardens.

Thanks, Hopkins County, for making this a successful fair!


CLOSING THOUGHT

It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

� U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr.Participation was up in the Fall Festival Household Arts contest this year, with 276 entries in a dozen categories.

JOHANNA

HICKS


Hopkins County

Extension Agent/

Family and

Consumer SciencesThe 2006 Hopkins County Fall Festival is now history, and what a history it is! Your Texas Cooperative Extension Hopkins County staff was extremely busy with several aspects of the fair, but much credit goes to our volunteers. First of all, I want to thank Cindy Graham and her daughter, Travis Hicks and Barbara Sanders, who were literally on their hands and knees to help me mark off the Arts & Crafts spaces.

A long list of volunteers assisted with the Household Arts contest: Carol Brice, Frances Avaritt, Patsy and John Bowman, Linda Tanton, Rosemary Avaritt, Nancy Dieterich, Susan Downard, Audrey Greenway, Sherri Shockley, Joyce McDonald, Morgan Edge, Emma Edge, and Travis Hicks. I apologize if I left anyone out, but please know that you were all appreciated!

This year's Arts & Crafts Show featured 63 artisans from all over Texas and even other states. The construction at Sulphur Springs High School didn't hamper visitors to the event at all!

Household Arts entries were up this year, with a total of 276 entries being submitted. Below is a list of the Best of Show winners:

Clothing: Aleigh Bessonett, Kaitlynn George

Art: Aleigh Bessonett, William Holder, Vera Kirby

Food Preservation: Madison & Tanner Ramirez, Kaitlynn George, Rosemary Avaritt

Scrapbooks: Aleigh Bessonett, Jeannie Emerson

Bake Show: Madison Ramirez, Stephanie Clanton, Sharon Harris, Rosemary Avaritt

Photography: Aleigh Bessonett, Kaitlynn George, Leanetta Pryor, Rosemary Beaudin

Handiwork: Gabriela Aguilar, Maria Villalon, Jeannie Emerson, Dora Gross

Quilts: Aleigh Bessonett, Sarah Williams, Sherri Shockley, Dora Gross

Holiday Corner: Aleigh Bessonett, Morgan Edge, Jennifer Philo

Dolls: Bridget Davidson, Ruby Newkirk

Creative Crafts: Khrystynne Loper, Carrie Robinson, Anna Beggs

Horticulture: Morgan Edge, Vallie Hardgrave, Rosemary Beaudin Nursing Home Division: Juanita Booth

Congratulations to each of these and all the participants who made the Household Arts Contest a favorite event among fair-goers!

Our Hopkins County 4-H members were also extremely busy during Fall Festival, manning the beverage stations on the stew grounds. Lesa Wilburn headed up the enormous task of coordinating everything and did an outstanding job! Through this experience, our 4-H'ers learned responsibility, public relation skills, and finance. Thanks also to the 4-H Club Managers and leaders who spent their day working with the youth.

Larry Spradlin, my co-worker, assisted at the Extension Emergency Preparedness exhibit and answered questions from visitors, while the Master Gardeners provided information on insect control, soil samples, and other issues pertaining to lawns and gardens.

Thanks, Hopkins County, for making this a successful fair!


CLOSING THOUGHT

It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

� U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr.

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