Students showcase artwork


Citizens got a taste of the fair season and local art on Saturday with the annual Madison County Fair Association Handcraft Show.

“This my first time doing anything with the fair and I really enjoyed helping put things together,” said Warren Hunt, Chairman of the Handcrafts Show. “We also had great judges that helped things run smoothly. I have to give a special thanks to Jason Clary, Lynita Foster and Laney Smith for their hard work as this would not have been possible without them.”

The awarded exhibitors from the showcase are as follows:

Crafts: Grand Champion Garrett Rhodes (North Zulch 4-H) for their ‘FOURever 4-H’ project (Jr. Showmanship Runner-up); Reserve Champion Trent Murphy (North Zulch 4-H) for their ‘Metal Deer Skull’ (Jr. Showmanship Winner); Third Place Kyndall Rhodes (North Zulch 4-H) for their ‘Let’s Stick Together’ project; Fourth Place Kayla Sumner (Madisonville 4-H) for their ‘Horse Shoe Table’ project.

Textiles: Grand Champion Kimber Regini (North Zulch 4-H) for their ‘Pillow Case’ project.

Woodworking: Grand Champion Rayse Gafford (North Zulch 4-H) for their ‘Rolling Pin with Board’ project; Reserve Champion River Gafford (North Zulch) for their ‘Black Walnut River Table’ project.

Crafts: Grand Champion Emily Sanford (Madisonville FFA) for their ‘End Table’ project (Sr. Showmanship Winner); Reserve Champion Mackenzie Foster (Madisonville FFA) for their ‘Fire Place Screen with Accessories’ project.

Textiles: Grand Champion Alyssa Nail for their ‘Patch Quilt’ project (Sr. Showmanship Runner-up).

“All the students did a great job and we are very proud of them,” said Hunt. “We also want to encourage more students to sign up next year and show their stuff.”

The event helped kick off the 2019 Madison County Fair. The opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.