Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, August 16, 1979, SPECIAL FAIR AND RODEO SECTION, Page Page 13, Image 25

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    Special Fair & Rodeo Section
Page 13
Amateurs: Pick your favorite contest
Start lifting those weights,
The Morrow County Fair
will again be holding the
Women's Nail Driving Contest
at the picnic grounds begin
ning at 3 p.m. Sunday, August
Gary Grieb, the event's
chairman, said last year it
attracted 32 women nail
drivers, the first time it was
held. The woman who won the
contest drove a nail in a 6 by 6
ft. board stretched over two
sawhorses with six swings
compared to the average of 30
or 40. Entries are advised to
practice their swinging with
regular claw hammers.
The event was staged on the
spur of the moment, Grieb
said, when an event was found
to be needed.
Women entering the contest
will be furnished with ham
mers. Grieb says the number of
swings are counted rather
than the speed in which it
takes to drive the nail.
There are other fun events
slated during the fair. Follow
ing the women's nail driving
exhibition is the Kid's Coin
Hunt at the Little League
Field. Youngsters will be
diving in sawdust to make
their fortunes and at 7 p.m. the
same night is the 4-H Public
Style Show.
The amateur horseshoe
pitching contest, which drew
widespread interest last year,
will occur on both Saturday
and Sunday beginning at 12:30
p.m. Harold "Shorty" Peck is
the event's coordinator.
In the first horseshoe pitch
ing contest held in many years
last year, County Judge D.O.
Nelson claimed the men's
trophy, shooting at a distance
of 40 feet.
There were trophies given to
the top man, woman and
See Morrow County at the Oregon
State Fair August 25
Morrow County will again
be represented at Oregon
State Fair, with a county
booth sponsored by the Cham
ber of Commerce. Theme for
county exhibits at the state
event this year is "Almost
Everything Starts on a
Farm." .
County exhibits are in the
Jackman-Lon Building, Ore
gon State Fairgrounds along
with home economics, arts,
crafts, and agriculture. Many
improvements have been
made in the arrangement and
display areas including an
area where the various com
modity groups provide food
preparation demonstrations.
The Jackman-Long building
is also the place where
Morrow County wheat and
potatoes are exhibited a I state
Chairman for the Chamber
state i. : booth is Birdine
Tullis. Judging of booths will
be done on August 24, prior to
the fair opening on the 25th.
4-H Style Show
Sunday at county fair offers
a wide variety of events,
including the Wrangler's Open
Class Horse Show during the
day, followed by the 4-H
Public Style Show at 7 p.m.
Prior to the public style
show, contestants are judged
wearing their garments. They
are scored on poise and
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At The Morrow County
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Heppner 676-5051
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confidence, grooming, as well
as how well chosen and
attractive the garment is on
the girl or boy, and quality of
workmanship. The style show
is a favorite activity with
4-H'ers. State Fair partici
pants are chosen from the
intermediate and senior age
4-H food
prep demos
You'll see 4-H members
participating in new food
preparation contests this year
at county fair. State-wide 4-H
food contests have been
changed, offering the mem
bers a wide choice of topics
ranging from the popular
sandwich contest to mini
meals. Food preparation contests
and presentations are sched
uled for Monday and Tuesday.
Everyone is invited to come to
the 4-H Annex and observe our
talented 4-H'ers as they cook
and serve their chosen prod
uct. Some samples are usually
available to the crowd.
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youngster last year, based on
le competitors' performance
in a tourney bracket. At the
' , the pitchers were paired
I H final elimination
to judge the event this year
but will arrange for a stand-in.
He said he might give Nelson a
handicap to shoot for since he
was no longer an amateur
after last year's champion
ship. The horseshoe pegs and
boxes were removed after the
fair last year but will be
there when the fair opens.
Sorry, tobacco spitters, no
tobacco spitting contest is
scheduled this year.
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