Champs parade thru 4-H fair

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair held its Parade of Champions Sunday.The event highlights participants who have excelled in the 4-H program.Ten-year project Reserve Champion was awarded to Jackie Leeuw. The Champion was Tiffany Schuman.Tenure award winners were Haylee Gardner and Tiffany Schuman. This award recognizes 4-Hers for their achievement and tenure in 4-H.Other awards included:•B.V. Award — Jessica Weitfield.•Hester Adams Award — Danielle Oliver and Jared Lamle.•Jim Teghtemeyer Award — Jared Lamle•4-H Helping Hands Endowment award — Evan VanHouten, Amelia Roman and Isaiah Kreider.•Whitley County Homemakers Award — Amelia Roman•Hoffman Family Award — Colton Geiger.

4-H Parade results

Launching the fair was a parade held Friday evening. The following entries were awarded for their participation in the parade:Float category•Thorncreek Northern Stars — first place•Union Sodbuster — second place•Etna Troy Hustlers — third place•Washington 4-H Busters ­— fourth place•Cleveland Showman — fifth placeWalking category•Mini 4-H ­ — first place•Junior Leaders — second placeNon float category•Smith Worker Bees — first place•Etna Troy Willing Hearts — second place•Horse and Pony — third placeTo read the rest of this story, see the July 15 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.