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Arlington, Marysville folks take top honors at fair in Monroe
Kolton Ford of Arlington just can't be beat when it comes to alpacas and goats.
Ford took six first-place honors this week at The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe.
FFA Fiber Camelids: Ford ran away with this competition, placing first as champion alpaca, reserve champion alpaca, and champion senior fitting and showing.
FFA Fiber Goats: Ford also won all three major categories in this division.
Following are more Marysville and Arlington winners from the fair, from Aug. 21-25.
Sewing and Quilting: Sheryl DeFreeze and Cassandra Allen of Arlington and Heather Cleveland of Marysville.
FFA Milk Qualify and Products Career Development: Arlington's team was 5th.
Food preservation: Lori Loranger of Arlington.
FFA Tractor Driving: David Bennett of Marysville was 1st; the team was 3rd.
4H Horses: Brittany DeNike of Arlington on Dakoda took two firsts. Emily Kronquist of Marysville won an event on Chantilly's Twister.
FFA Career Development Apple Grading: Marysville was 5th and Arlington 6th. For Dairy Cattle Judging, Arlington's team was 6th, led by McKenna Ford's 10th place overall.
4H Cavy Posters: Zahara Jensen of Arlington and Madi Sybertz of Marysville were winners.
4H Best of Breeds: Ayala Jensen of Arlington won two categories. In the Quiz Down, Madi Sybertz was 2nd and Kara Anderson 3rd.
Homemade Beverage: Rob Picklesimer of Arlington.
4H Rabbits: Austin Brown and Taylor Kendall, both of Marysville, won titles.
4H Horses: Michelle Martin of Arlington won on Tilt o Whirl and Cyrus DeFelice of Marysville took a 2nd on Saxon Mount Don Juan.
4H Cavy Showmanship: Zahara Jensen and Kara Anderson, both of Arlington, took firsts and Madi Sybertz got an honorable mention.
FFA Livestock Evaluation: Marysville's team was 6th, led by Angelina Bennett at 15th and Amanda Remnich at 19th.
FFA Food Science: Arlington was 5th, led by Kaitlyn Meissner of Arlington with a red ribbon.
4H Pygmy Meat Goats: Arlington folks ran away with this, with Allison Bloedel, Ryley Hoiosen and Jack Wilson placing 1-2-3 and Grace Wilson with the grand champion wether.
FFA Meat Goat Show: Arlington's Kolton Ford and Marysville's Amanda Nemnich placed first and 2nd. Ford also was the reserve junior champ and Nemnich the reserve champion wether.
FFA Beef Cattle: McKenna Ford was the reserve champion fitting and showing, and bull calf champion, and the feeder steer champion.
FFA Potato Grading: Marysville was 5th with Amber Beston getting a blue ribbon and David Bernard and Elizabeth Bennett both getting red ribbons.
4H Dogs: Austin King and Alexis Means, both of Arlington, took firsts, as did Marysville's Linnea Graham, Logan Jones and John Guo Lyman.
FFA Sheep: Winners were Angelina Bennett, Amanda Nemnich, Elizabeth Bennett, David Bennett and Myshayla Yost, all of Marysville.
4H Rabbits: Blue Chip of Marysville won a special award.
4H Type Class: Ayla Jensen of Arlington was the household pet longhair champion.
4H Public Presentations: Kara Anderson of Anderson was first and Madeline Sybertz of Marysville took a merit award for impromptu speaking.
Floriculture: Jan Weakley of Arlington took two firsts in design while Cathy Gitchel of Arlington took two firsts for her roses.