Lamb scholarship available


Staff report



DARKE COUNTY – The Darke County Jr. Fair Sheep committee will once again sponsor a scholarship fund at the 2015 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 night, August 25th at 6:00 pm.

The 2014 Jr. Fair Lamb Scholarship recipients and the college or university they are attending are as follows: Emily Walters, The Ohio State University, Main campus; Taylor Bergman, Wilmington College; Catherine Fischer, University of Findlay; Joe Schmitz, The Ohio State University, ATI; Chase Powell, Liberty University; and Emily Beanblossom, Ohio State University.

The Darke County Jr. Fair Sheep Committee and the 2014 Scholarship recipients want to thank the following contributors for their generous donation to last year’s scholarship fund.

Thank you to: Rolling M Auctions, Bill and Roxanne Stocksdale, RW Earhart Co c/o Al Felver, Greenville National, Prasuhn Family Farms, Jim Buchy, Alvetro Orthodontics, Kent Powell Family, Dave Knapp Ford, Dave Knapp Tire Warehouse, Jeff Beanblossom Lumber, Keller Animal Feeds and Needs, Melvin and Mary Ann Stucke, Zumbrink Brothers, Gary Phlipot Family, Larry Green, Kevin and Gwen Bergman, Eikenberrys IGA, Charles and Betty Perrine, Steve Dull Appraisal, Darke Co Sheep and Lamb 4H Club, PK Farms, Tom Sargent and Family, Bruns Animal Clinic, Second National Bank, Brian and Lisa Bergman, Fischer Farms, LLL, Matt and Morgan Aultman and Family, In Memory of Dave Rismiller, McDade Home Improvements, Luke Osterloh Family, Keith A Miller Trucking LTD, Andy and Kylie Prasuhn, Abel’s Barber Shop, Frank Miller Lumber, Jeff Slyder Real Estate, Post Welding, Slyder Auction Services, C and T Rental, and Denny and Cindy Bright.

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call Vickie Willcox at 937-997-2265.

Staff report