Bunn, Drake fair sweepstakes winners
Published 11:15 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012
COURTLAND— Blair Bunn of Turtle Creek Farms in Newsoms was the sweepstakes winner in the adult horticulture competition during last week’s Franklin-Southampton County Fair.
Emma Drake of Newsoms won the sweepstakes for the youth horticulture competition.
The sweepstakes winners in the field crops divisions were Rose Valley Farms of Franklin in the adult class and Ford Fox of Capron in the youth class
Twenty-one youth and 13 adults entered a total of 103 exhibits in the horticulture competition.
In the field crops division, two youth and 16 adults entered items for a total of 49 exhibits
Receiving ribbons for field crops were:
PEANUTS—Parkway Farms of Courtland first, Davis and Sons Farms of Courtland second and Jim Williams of Courtland third
COTTON—Jim Williams of Courtland first, Chance Crowder of Newsoms second, Davis and Sons of Courtland third
SORGHUM—Bruce Whitley of Sedley first, Sandy Point Farms of Newsoms second
CORN IRRIGATED STALKS—Simmons Brothers of Courtland first, Flaggy Run Farms of Courtland second
CORN IRRIGATED EARS—Simmons Brothers of Courtland first, Flaggy Run Farms of Courtland second
CORN NON-IRRIGATED STALKS—Turtle Creek Farms of Newsoms first, Davis and Sons of Courtland second, Rose Valley Farms of Franklin third
CORN NON-IRRIGATED EARS—Turtle Creek Farms of Newsoms first, Travis Fowler of Drewryville second, Rose Valley Farms third
SOYBEANS—Davis and Sons of Courtland first, Travis Fowler of Drewryville second, Parkway Farms of Courtland third.
Morgan Connor of Courtland had the closest guess for a 570-pound pumpkin on display in the horticulture building at last week’s Franklin-Southampton County Fair.
Connor guessed 569 pounds.
Dolores Bulls of Sedley guessed the weight of a watermelon at exactly 41 pounds.