Domestic Arts Entries Attract Fair Crowds

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Winners of the rosettes in the Domestic Arts Department at this year's fair were, from left, Tim Nealeigh, Eunice Hurt, Judy Trittschuh, Jerry Manning, Anna Mae Johnson, Jane Marshall, Teresa Slether-Clear and Robert Dohme. (Linda Moody photo)

GREENVILLE–Manager Betsy Nisonger reported there were 823 entries with 159 exhibitors in the Domestic Arts Department at the Great Darke County Fair.

“That is about the usual…the same number of entries up or down, just a few,” she reported.

All went well. However, the revue slated for Thursday evening was canceled due to the intense heat.

Rosette winners in the various categories were as follows:

*Quilting: Diana Stebbins

*Knitting: Teresa Slether-Clear

*Crocheting: Tim Nealeigh

*Embroidery: Jane Marshall

*Home Sewing: Anna Mae Johnson

*Miscellaneous Needlecraft: Judy Trittschuh

*Miscellaneous Craft: Robert Dohme

*Antique Class: Paula Huntington

*Ceramic, Gourds, Wood: Jerry Manning

*Work of Exhibitor 75 years or older: Eunice Hurt

Diana Stebbins was the winner of the Quilting rosette in the Domestic Arts competition this year with her tribute to husband, Steve, who is a veteran, having served from 1967-69 in Vietnam and the recipient of two Purple Hearts, as well as other awards. She said it took her two years to get it done but she did it to honor him. “It’s all hand-sewn,. even the quilt, and the embroidery is all hand-done. (Linda Moody photo)
Here is a close-up of the Steve Stebbins Quilt that received a rosette given to his wife, Diana, for her achievement. (Linda Moody photo)

In addition, recipients of additional categories were: People’s Choice, Kathy O’Dell’s wedding dress; Superintendent’s Award, Harry Niswonger’s wooden face of Annie Oakley; and Best of Show to Robert Dohme for his project made for his daughter’s wedding with recycled material.