The Coshocton County Beacon October 11, 2017 - Page 16

16 THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com OCTOBER 11 , 2017
Josie Sellers | Beacon
Carter Russell ( left ) was a first place winner in the kiddie tractor pull held Oct . 3 at the Coshocton County Fair . “ I like the adrenaline rush ,” he said . The event is put on by the Ridgewood High School FFA Alumni . Another lucky finisher in the contest was Brodey

Youth place in tractor pull

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Buxton . He is pictured here at right with a look of determination as he peddles his way to third place in the contest .
Cortney Ringwalt | Beacon
Makayla Gress participated in her first lamb lead class at the Coshocton County Fair on Oct . 3 . For more photos , visit www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com .
By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
COSHOCTON – The adult division of the lamb lead class is a family affair for several participants .
Angie Porteus Pyle started competing in the contest when she was 10-years-old and a 4-H member and still competes today with her mother , aunt and cousin .
“ I showed sheep and was the lamb and wool queen for Coshocton ,” Pyle said . “ This is a tradition for our family and now we get to compete against each other and mom and I can wear each other ’ s clothes ( in the contest ).”
The lamb lead class was held Tuesday

Lamb lead class is a family affair

evening , Oct . 3 in the junior fair arena at the Coshocton County Fair . One of the rules for the contest is that a participant ’ s apparel must be at least 75 percent wool . In addition to their outfit , they are judged on poise and appearance , control and presentation of animal and garments suitability and originality .
Colton Gress ’ outfit was modeled after an early golfer , but his favorite part of the event was being with the animals .
“ I ’ m excited to be out there because you can walk sheep ,” said Gress , who is 7-years-old .
His 3-year-old sister Makayla Gress was competing in the contest for the first time .
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Joy Heller prepares to enter the show ring in front of her aunt Nancy Porteus , cousin Angie Pyle and mother Mary Lou Heller .
“ I wanted to follow my brother ,” she said .
The Gress siblings are part of Elaine Ashcraft ’ s 4-H Club .
“ Elaine suggested we do this ,” said Jennifer Gress , Colton and Makayla ’ s mother . “ She thought it was a good opportunity and good experience for the kids .”
The Gress children used Ashcraft ’ s sheep for the event and Porteus wanted to be sure to thank the Roman family for the use of their sheep .
Girls and boys ages 3-8 who took part in the contest received participation awards , but those ages 9 and up received awards from a judge .
Porteus and Pyle said their family is
pretty competitive with each other , but Pyle added that her cousin Joy Heller usually ends up winning . Joy and her mother Mary Lou Heller also are regular participants in the contest . Joy has shown in the lamb lead contest since she was 3-years-old and Mary Lou is a 25 year advisor of the Happy Tracks 4-H Club .
This year , however , no one in the family left the event with bragging rights . Tracey Sprowl of Tuscarawas County was the judge for the contest and she couldn ’ t find a single flaw with Pyle , Porteus or the Hellers .
“ You are all deserving of rosettes ,” Sprowl said .