Ag Expo & Fair celebrates Anson’s agriculture
by Imari Scarbrough Staff Writer
The 2013 Anson Ag Expo and Fair had a full list of events on Saturday. The fair included livestock shows, educational booths, an adult local foods bake-off, a youth creative squash challenge, the kiddie tractor pull, a scavenger hunt, a lumberjack demonstration and more.
Several small participants competed in the Kiddie Tractor Pull. In the 30-45 lb. class, Trent Trexler took first place with a time of 6.78 seconds, Alyssa Campbell took second with 6.9 seconds, and Sam Phillips took third with 7.47 seconds. In the 40-60 lb. class, Will Austin took first place with 6.19 seconds (the lowest in the competition), Trista Trexler took second with 6.34 seconds, and Tripp Trexler took third with 6.62 seconds. In the 61-72 lb. class, Cameron Hildreth took first with 6.62 seconds and Eli Britt took second with 8.52 seconds. The first-place winners were given toy tractors while the second- and third-place winners earned ribbons.
Kids ages 5-17 also participated in the scavenger hunt that took them all over the fair and ag expo to hunt for the answers. The children answered 10 questions in topics including forestry, livestock, farm-related vendors, etc., and turned in their forms. Participants who completed at least 70 percent correctly were entered for a chance to win a 20” Hyper Static Freestyle bike. Gage Lookabill, 7, won the prize.
The South Atlantic Woodsmen’s Association held lumberjack demonstrations at two different times on Saturday. Announcer Mike Slingerland educated the audience on the various parts of the demonstration, including event categories, the woodsmen’s tools, and times for each competitor. Hometown favorite Logan Scarborough also took part in the demonstration in events such as the hot saw category.
Inside, fair-goers could view the entries in categories ranging from field crops to needlepoint and everything in between. Educational booths on topics and groups such as the Beekeepers Association were also present.
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