By Kevin Baird
For Reggie Yarbrough, the Home Arts Barn at the Roosevelt County Fair was a chance to learn more about her new community.
A Portales police officer and transplant from Palmer, Alaska. Yarbrough said Friday it was her first time at a county fair, and she was enjoying the fair as she walked through the art exhibits on Friday. She said she was excited to see the livestock.
“I like seeing what the local people are doing because this is where I work,” Yarbrough said. “It’s good to see the names of people I know on the different crafts.”
The Home Arts Barn exhibited a wide array of crafts including mouthwatering pies and cookies, quilts and handmade clothing, paintings and pictures, salsa and vegetables, doll dresses, stuffed animals, tote bags and much more.
Mary Danforth, who was volunteering at the Home Arts Barn said her favorite exhibit. Danforth, who is a quilter herself, said she can appreciate the time and effort put into those projects.
The Best in Show winners for the Home Arts Barn are as follows:
- Baked Products: Clara Thomas, pound cake.
- Adult Crafts: Velma Nichols, jewelry necklace.
- 4H Open: Megan Stacy, wooden crafts.
- 4H Educational: Riley Thompson, quilting.
- Booths: EANM display booth.
- Food Preservation: Becky Eminger, any fancy pack vegetables
- Handiwork: Donna Stockard, hand quilted quilt.
- Horticulture: Ray Wilhoit, biggest pumpkin.
- Junior crafts: Micah Friend, other than above categories.
- Photography: Janis Lewis, color amatuer division.
- Sewing: Susan Strange, 2-3 piece outfit children’s clothing.
- Sweet Delicacies: Nancy Miller, Cake.
- Sub Junior Crafts: Trevor Rawdon, animal & animal portraits.
- Flower Show: C.H. Hays, hibiscus.
- 4H Sweepstakes Winner: Hope Bilbrey, trail mix. (second consecutive year).
- Flower Show Sweepstakes Winner: Carolyn Marshall, Mexican petunia