Clinton County Fair 2016 Royalty includes: back, Autumn Huston, Alexa Burkitt, Maddie Abt, Cheyenne Jarrell, Felicity Richardson, Kelly Deatherage, Ashley Brooks, Janell Dean, Paris Eades, Halie Harner, Sydney Shumaker, Olivia Wood, Serenity Batterson and Brighton Morris, and, front, Fair Queen Cheyenne Rhodes and Fair King T.J. Parks.
Milton Vandervort, center right, receives a plaque from Clinton County Agricultural Society President Scot Gerber, center left. Vandervort, a 12-year former member of the society, was honored by the Clinton County Agricultural Society Wednesday evening for his service, including bringing the Spring National Tractor Pulls to Wilmington.
From left, (back row) Todd Sams, John Fankhauser, Josh Nickels, Tom Thatcher, (front row) Greg Quallen, Reggi Vandervort, Milton Vandervort, Scot Gerber, Sherri Keller and Claey Greene.
Milton Vandervort began the tractor pulls Thursday night and rode several times.
Laurain Potts sits piggyback on Jenna Eichmann as both observe an activity at the 4-H/FFA Olympics at the fair.
A John Deere tractor, emblazoned “Bad News” pulls a sled, coming to rest more than 300 feet later.
Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director David Daniels, left foreground, presents a $50,000 state grant Wednesday to the Fair Board to go toward building a new horse barn on the fairgrounds. Holding the other end of the oversized check is Clinton County Fair Board President Scot Gerber. From left and visible in the background are Greta Gray, Clinton County Commissioner Kerry Steed, Mike Vartorella with ODA, Kevin Bogan, Claey Green, Clinton County Commissioner Mike Curry, Board Secretary Sherri Keller and Board Treasurer Mike Hacker.