Apparently, when you marry a talented and beautiful Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen, occasionally judging Guys and Gals Lead Competitions is part of the deal. This is not something I recall from our marriage vows but I am told that this was indeed in there somewhere.
At any rate, my wife and I had the chance to visit the Morrow County Fair this week to serve as judges for the Guys and Gals Sheep Lead competition and had a great time visiting the fair. While the poise of the young ladies and their fine outfits were the highlight for most spectators, I have to say that Dale Morris was one of the real highlights for me. The three-year-old donned a bright yellow, feathery chicken costume complete with floppy chicken feet shoes. The sheep he led for the competition had what looked to be a giant magnet around its neck as they circled the show ring. This “chick magnet” was a hit with the crowd and won the class. Unfortunately for Dale, it is these kinds of moments captured in a childhood photo that will inevitably come up during high school graduation or his wedding. Good luck with that Dale.
On our visit we also got to enjoy some delicious fair food (including a Reese-family favorite raspberry jam covered elephant ear from the Marshall family) and see my co-worker Kim Lemmon’s grand champion mare. Here are some photos from our visit to the Morrow County Fair: