CUSTER COUNTY—Another county fair has come and gone and this year’s can be called a success with its 2,635 total entries, from sewing to swine and from coffee cake to carcass judging.
Michelle Gibbens with the Custer County Extension Office broke down some of the numbers for KCNI/KBBN. Within Custer County, there are 504 students enrolled in Custer County 4-H and together they earned 1,231 Purple Ribbons, 947 Blue Ribbons, 300 Red Ribbons, and 46 White Ribbons (based on 407 4-H exhibitors at the county fair).
One hundred-eleven kids ages 5-7 earned participation ribbons as “Clover Kids” and an exciting 174 static entries have been selected for the Nebraska State Fair.
***Click here for the complete list of 2018 Custer County Fair Results*** (Courtesy of the Custer County Extension Office)
“Those kids that are out there exhibiting their projects—whether it’s clothing, baking, or livestock, or horses, whatever—them kids are just the salt of the earth. That’s the kids we want to keep in the Custer County Area. I think that’s why we work so hard as a fair board and a community supporting the 4-H and FFA projects is because of those kids,” Ag Society Secretary Scott Reynolds said.
4-H activities included clothing construction, shooting, dog show, food, gardening, cut flowers, art and science, wood working, team roping, bronc riding, goat, sheep, beef, swine, horses, small animals, sheep, and much more.
Fifth grade Sargent student, Carson, said she loves 4-H because she gets to show her talent, try new things, and learn how to do them better for next year’s fair.
Other activities at the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow included the “4 One” Christian concert, the 48th annual Tuffy Winberg free Pit BBQ, the 20th annual Custer County Bull Riding Classic, ATV rodeo, square dance, raffles, livestock auction, and concert featuring some of today’s top country artists.
A little bit of rain fell on last Saturday’s parade but it did not stop the fun. Julie Toline and the Broken Bow Lions Club organized this year’s parade with more than 55 entries.
2018 Parade Results
Grand Prize: Cub Scout Pack 23.
Business: First – Tumbleweed Cafe, Second – Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation, Third – Nebraska State Bank
Organizations: First – Cub Scout Pack 23, Second – Thumbs Up 4-H Club, Third – Elks Lodge #1688
Tractor: First – 1949 8N Ford, Brian Olson, Second – 1938 John Deere B, Perry and Carol Myers, Third – Massey 4H, Darrell Myers
Best Horse: 40H Horse Committee, Bobbie Summerford, Billy Doles, Tessa Trew and Colleen Cheek
Cars: First – 1956 Fored Victoria Hard top, Erma Winchester
Unique: First – 1946 Cushman Step-through Scooter, Victor Derman of North Platte