Hanley ag fair draws crowd a thousand strong

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Brennen Bear (left) of Saskatoon takes the lead from Hanley’s Tyler Thall in the finals of the lawnmower races at the Hanley Ag Fair.

By Tara de Ryk

HANLEY — Good weather and good times helped ensure record attendance at Hanley’s Ag Fair Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

They had 1,100 people through the gate Saturday, said Patti Prosofsky, one of the organizers of the event.

“It went really well, we had great turnout and everyone had a good time,” she said.

This year’s Ag fair featured popular events such as the parade, lawnmower races and burnout competition Friday night and minor ball, slo-pitch tourney and horticultural competition on Saturday.

Entries were down in the horticultural competition, said Darla Holland of Holland Garden and Greenhouse, the event’s sponsor.

This year competitors were judged on who had the best fairy gardens and best succulent gardens. The winners for adults were Kim Bohrson, first, and Jodi Zdunich, second. In the children’s category Mason Wandler took first prize with Jesse Westman finishing second. Hailey Richmond and Madison and Adelita Carter won third place ribbons.

This year, the Hanley Agricultural Society brought back the baking, bread, knitting and crochet contests that were once a staple and a tradition of agricultural fairs.

The Hanley 4-H Club returned to the Ag Fair to hold its annual achievement day on Saturday. The achievement day gives 4-H club’s 27 members, from seniors to younger cloverbuds, a chance to show off their projects including demonstrating showmanship and grooming skills.

Dave and Krista Erixon of Clavet served as judges.

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