DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Junior Fair Sheep committee will once again sponsor a scholarship fund at the 2016 Jr. Fair Lamb Sale at the Great Darke County Fair. Scholarships are given to Jr. Fair members who have completed market lamb or breeding sheep projects through 4-H or FFA in Darke County in at least three of the last four years. This scholarship is to recognize Jr. Fair Members that are completing their years of showing lambs through 4-H or FFA and who have been involved with the sheep industry.
The Darke County Jr. Fair Sheep exhibitors have been very fortunate over the past years to have strong supporters of the Lamb Scholarship. The scholarship fund is built from financial pledges received from donors as well as the donation of proceeds from the sale of a lamb. Bidding pledges will be taken at the Jr. Fair Lamb Sale on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 pm.
The 2015 Jr. Fair Lamb Scholarship recipients and the college or university they are attending are as follows: Rachel Osterloh, Bowling Green State University; Andrew, Wright, Wright State University-Lake Campus; Hannah Hall, University of Findlay; and Mackenzie Dirmeyer, Wilmington College.
The Darke County Jr. Fair Sheep Committee and the 2015 Scholarship recipients want to thank the following contributors for their generous donation to last year’s scholarship fund. Thank you to: Abel’s Barber Shop; Andy and Kylie Prasuhn; Bill and Roxanne Stocksdale Family; Brian and Lisa Bergman; Bruns Animal Clinic; Charles and Betty Perrine; Darke Co. Fairboard; Darke Co. Sheep and Lamb 4-H Club; Dave Knapp Ford; Doug and Kim Amspaugh; Eikenberry’s IGA; Fischer Farms; Frank Miller Lumber; Gary Phlipot Family; Greenville National Bank; In Memory of David Rismiller; Jeff Beanblossom Lumber; State Representative Jim Buchy; Kent Powell and Family; Kevin and Gwen Bergman; Kuether Family Farms; Larry Green; Luke Osterloh Family; Mark and Cindy Libert; Matt and Morgan Aultman and Family; McDade Home Improvements; Melvin and MaryAnn Stucke; Post Welding; Prasuhn Family Farms; Second National Bank; Tom Sargent and Family; and Zumbrink Brothers.
Those with questions about this program may call Vickie Willcox at 937-997-2265.