POMEROY — Winning the Best-of-Garden rosette for her display of vegetables at the Meigs County Fair was Penny Elam of Racine. Second place went to Edward J. Werry of Chester, and third to Opal Dyer of Bidwell.
In the freak vegetable category, William W. Radford of Pomeroy took first with Maxine Dyer of Bidwell coming in second and Opal Dyer of Bidwell, third. As for the largest specimens, Pat Wolfe took first in largest potato, Robert Bailey of Long Bottom, first in largest tomato, and Radford, for longest cucumber.
First place winners in the categories of grains were Brain Windon of Pomeroy.Tim Lawson of Racine, two; and Roy L. Holter, two. In the potato category the winners were Maxine Dyer, two; and Opal Dyer, both of Bidwell. Lawson also took a first in sweet corn, with Holter taking firsts in wheat and spring oats.
In the potato category, first places went to Maxine Dyer in Yukon Golds and Kennebecs, and Opal Dyer in another variety.
In the category of vegetable variety first place winners were Shelia Curtis of Long Bottom, egg plant; Audrey L. Riffle of Racine, red tomatoes; William W. Radford, Pomeroy, yellow tomatoes, bi-color tomatoes, yellow onions, green cucumbers; Vanessa Folmer, Middleport, pear red tomatoes; Opal Dyer, pear yellow tomatoes, and white onions; and Howard Ervin of Racine, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers,
Other winners were Gavin J. Proffitt of Racine, green pod pole beans, carrots, pickle, banana squash; Deborah Mohler of Pomeroy, green pod bush beans; Maxine Dyer, lima beans, red onions; Teresa Wilson, Racine, hot peppers; Kenda Lawrence of Pomeroy, beets; Don Mora of Pomeroy, summer squash; Elizabth Harris, Pomeroy, butternut squash.
In other fruit categories, William Radford took first in dipper gourds, a first place in melons, and a first place in red plum, and yellow peaches. Other first place winners were Peggy Crane of Middleport, ornamental gourds ;Brian Windon first places in Apples, Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, and Grimes Golden; Maxine Dyer in concord grapes; Roy Holter in Niagara grapes, Keifer pears, and white peaches; Brian Windon, Bartlett pear and blackberries and Maxine Dyer, sugar pear.