WARSAW — The Home and Family Arts Building displays the work of county residents in such areas as sewing, foods, food preservation, crafts, fine arts, needlework, flowers, herbs and agriculture. These items are created, prepared or grown by residents in the county and entered each year as open class projects, showcasing the talents of residents of all ages.
The hundreds of entries are on display during the Kosciusko County Fair in the Home and Family Arts Building from noon to 9 p.m. daily. While visiting the building you can also see demonstrations on various topics. The demonstrations are held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. A silent auction of handmade items are also on display to place bids.
Categories and winners include:
Foods — Barbara Engle, best of show, cakes; Barbara Hart, decorated cakes; Darlene Lash, cookies; Kristy Mayer, yeast breads; Janice Balin, quick breads; Rebecca Tushing, pie; Charlie Bolt, children’s; Sandra Blanchard, candy; and Mary Beth Comdent, diabetic baking
Sewing — Sue Martin best of show; Lydia Hoover, Class 2, children’s wear; Sue Martin, Class 3, adults; Jackie Clase, Class 4, formal wear; Judy Clayton, Class 5, sewing for the home; and June Thomas, Class 6, accessories etc.
Craft — Curt Vandewater, best of show; Norma Kirkwood, Larry Tucker, Jerry Classe, Sharodene Morris, Cayla Huffman and Tammy Wise
Fine Arts — Ansel Hygema, best of show; Ron Wood, Amber Mikel, Madison Johnson, Isaiah Richardson, Kayla Kohler, Mikayla Franklin and Marilyn Copeland
Needlework — Jean Craig, best of show, knitting; Roberta Tucker, quilt made by more than one; Martha Klinger, quilt made by one person; Sue Earl, miscellaneous; Donna Lambert, embroidery; Carol Huffer, counted cross stitch; Brenda McClure, crochet; Zarah Hidlebaugh, youth; and Geneva Veasey.
Flowers — Deb Schroeder, best of show, arrangements; Carol Edmunds, roses; sandy Wise, garden flowers; Nancy Trump, garden flowers; Deb Schroeder, container plants; Roberta Tucker, foliage plants; Kinley Crabb, children’s; Melissa Fugate, professional.
Herb — Tammy Wise, best of show, medicinal; Diana Wright, edible; LeeAnn Jaeger, decorative champion; Keaton Montel, children’s
Agriculture — Pat Phillips, best of show; Avis Gunter, Cotton Crabb, Kylene Crabb Nancy Trump
Food preservation — Elaine Bertsch, best of show; Nancy Trump, Ralph Myers and Eleanor Watkins.