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Outlook Junior Grange earns top ag exhibit honors at Grandview fair

GRANDVIEW - The Outlook Junior Grange, with a display dedicated to the agriculture bounty of the Yakima Valley, earned the Marie Combelic Memorial Trophy at the 78th annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo held in Grandview last week. The trophy is given to the best overall agricultural exhibit, according to Willard Mears, superintendent of the fair's agriculture division.

Megan Lamb of Prosser was the winner of the Outlook Grange Trophy, given to the exhibitor with the highest percentage of blue ribbons.

The Grandview High School FFA Chapter claimed first place honors in the FFA exhibit division with Sunnyside High School taking home second place honors. Prosser High School earned third place honors with Toppenish High School and Mabton High School collecting fourth and fifth place honors, respectively.

The Family, Career and Consumer Leadership Association Division first place ribbon went to Grandview High School with second place honors going to Prosser High School.

In the senior agriculture booth division, Delta Kappa Gamma claimed first place honors while Grandview Friends of the Library was the second place winner. Dollars for Scholars was the third place winner in the senior division.

The vocational youth club booth division first place award went to Outlook Junior Grange, with Grandview Ag and Ec 4-H Club taking second place honors. The Shooting Stars 4-H Club was the third place winner.

The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo horticulture award for the best living garden was awarded to Mark Clemmens of Sunnyside. For his efforts Clemmens took home the Delbert Mears Trophy.

The junior horticulture exhibitor with the most blue ribbons was Cheree LaPierre of Sunnyside. She received the Jack Baird Memorial Trophy.

Earning the Ben A. Perham Trophy was Maddie Morford of Harrah for having the most points in the open fruit class.

Alvarez Farms of Mabton received the Simplot Soilbuilders Award for entering the most open class vegetables in the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

Joseph Partch of Outlook walked away with the "Best Alfalfa Hay" exhibit honors, earning him the "Haymaster Trophy."

The winner of the Cathy and Willard Mears Trophy for best individual garden entry was Darcy Morford of Harrah.

The award for the 4-H member with the most horticulture blue ribbons went to Clinton Schloss of Grandview. He received the Don and Barbara Olmstead Trophy. He also collected the Peggy S. Jones Memorial Trophy for having the most premium points.

Sarah Freepons of Prosser was the winner of the best of show baking award in the 4-H division of home ec and arts and crafts. Freepons also collected the best of exhibit honors, as well as the best scrapbook exhibit award and the best photo exhibit award.

Larelle Michener of Grandview earned the 4-H best of show award in arts and crafts and the best exhibit award for arts and crafts.

Scott Graff of Grandview was the winner of the 4-H photography best of show award and the best photo exhibit award.

Clive Bailey of Grandview was named the 4-H promotion poster winner.

Asia Rose Aguilar of Outlook collected the best of show award in the 4-H sewing division. She also earned a best sewing exhibit award.

Clinton Schloss was the best of show 4-H winner for his entry of grapes. He also claimed the primary award for baking.

Also earning honors were 4-H quilters Esther Hayter, Naomi den Hoed and Jenna den Hoed. 4-H sewing awards were also presented to Lindsay Carpenter and Carrie Benton. Corrin Veiga earned best 4-H photo exhibit honors and Kristen Wedman won the "Honey Bee" award.

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