The 26 Washington Town and Country Fair queen contestants are believed to have set a new record in advanced ticket sales. Preliminary numbers show the ladies sold nearly $400,000 worth of Fair tickets before the five-day event kicked off Wednesday, Aug. 3.
It was a good day in the hog barn Thursday for Delaney Schmidt, Defiance, as she walked away with not only a market hog grand champion ribbon, but senior showmanship as well.
Sponsors for the 26 Washington Town and Country Fair Queen candidates were randomly drawn Saturday night at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.
The 2015 Washington Town and Country Fair had family fun for everyone, said Irma Wehmeyer, outgoing chairman, who gave the annual Fair report at the Chamber of Commerce’s business breakfast meeting Thursday.
The number of Washington Town and Country Fair visitors to use the shuttle broke the record again this year, with 23,045 riders, according to Brandon Swyers, First Student location manager.
For the first time at the Washington Fair, the grand champions sold at the Washington Fair Livestock Auction Saturday were purchased by a group — with the name of Striving for Excellence.
For the second year in a row, a group of bidders bought the grand champion market steer at the Washington Fair auction Saturday. It was exhibited this year by Hannah Pehle of Berger, who received $7,323.75 for her prize steer.