The Skeena Valley Fall Fair held in Thornhill on Sept. 6 featured all kinds of fun activities for both kids and adults. And kids even helped run some of the activities. Pictured here from left to right are petting zoo volunteers Zyah Healey

Skeena Valley Fall Fair keeps volunteers busy

Plus the results from the animal classes and hall exhibits

The Skeena Valley Fall Fair filled the Thornhill Community Grounds and buildings with lots of exhibits, activities and animals for all ages to see Sept. 6.

Ted Ramsey, one of the organizers, said the day started out slowly but then picked up quickly – with possibly 3,000 to 4,000 people coming in to the grounds.

“It went really good,” he said. “Everybody was busy, busy, busy.”

He noted that lots of young people came out and lots were listening to the great music by the live bands.

A complete list of the exhibit and open animal classes winners are below.

In Rabbit Open Classes, for commercial buck meat or fur, Colby Bowles won with Vader and Jayden Eisner and Sonic were second.

For commercial doe meat or fur, Colby and Meghan Bowles won with Butterscotch.

For fancy buck, Lilly-Mae Harrison won with Blue and Eva Barnett and Leo were second. For fancy doe, Meghan Bowles won with Blossom and Jayden Eisner and Bluebe came second.

In Open Classes Poultry, Waterfowl and Pigeons, for chicken pullets two birds any breed, Anita Ziegler won, Dayne Wright came in second and Lucas Schibli was third.

For pair standard breed fowl male or female, Hanna Schibli won, Anita Ziegler was second and Amanda Stella was third.

For pair of bantam fowl male or female, Angela Vanderboon placed first and second and Chloe Meek was third. For hen and chicks any breed/any fowl and young no more than four-weeks-old, Angela Vanderboon won.

For pair of turkeys male and female any breed, Patrick Hamer won.

In the exhibits, home produce eggs, Cheryl Pelletier took first, Hamish Beardsell second and Greg Ross third.

In pottery, six-years-old, Spencer Ward won and Wade Stewart was second. For 11-year-olds, Emily Korving won and Amanda Ward was second.

Chutney was won by Maureen Wooten.

Pickled beets was won by Sara Albert and Sally Smaha was second. Relish was Sharon Daly in second place.

Just for Kids Pasta Picture Fireworks saw first place go to Issac Albert, 7 and Amelia Donnan, 9. Second went to Emily Kenny, 7, and third to Henry Hicks, 2.

Children’s smallest vegetable saw first places go to Emily Korving, 11, Gillian Guerin, 9, and Aidan Korving, 9. Maggie Eyre, 6, came in third.

Erilyn Nicklie, 5, won and Nathan Guerin, 7, was second.

Largest sunflower head was 63cm wide and grown by Issac Albert, 7.

Second went to Kallie Albert, 5, with a 30cm sunflower head.

Largest pumpkin was 90cm in circumference grown by Gillian Guerin, 9.

Herb arrangement first place went to Jess Hanna.

Vegetable Animal first place went to Maggie Eyre, 6, second to Emily Kenny, 7, and third to Issac Albert, 7.

Vegetable creation first place went to Gianna Tetz.

Baking decorated cupcakes first place went to Emily Korving, 11 and second to Hannah Badge, 12. Baked Bread first place went to Maggie Eyre, 6.

Paper Mache saw Will Hicks, 7, get first place for his pterodactyl and third for his frog.

Hodge Podge first place went to Miranda Ward, 11, and second to Maggie Eyre, 6.

Painted Rock first went to Kallie Albert, 5, and Shayne Netzl, 11. Second went to Maggie Eyre, 6.

Recycled material first places went to Amelia Donnan, and Hamish Beardsell. Second to Claire Heit, 8, and thirds to Stone Boys, 7, Aidan Korving, 9, Bethany Brown, 10.

Collage was won by Jesse Hanna, 6, and Gavin Lambright, 5, was second.

Birdhouse second place was for Thayna Healey, 7, and Kallie Albert, 5, got third.

Painted Wood Cutouts first place went to Valentina Protheroe, 6.

Mixed Media Collage third place went to MacGregor Lambright.

Dolls first lace went to Claire Heit, 8, second to Valentina Protheroe, 6, and third to Nicolas Stone, 7.

Dolls homemade first place went to Alia Warren, 10.

Industrial Arts Wood saw first places go to Gianna Tetz, 12 and Zack Stone, 7. Metal first place was won by James Walker, 13.

Magnets first place went to Thayna Healey, 7, and second to Claire Heit, 8.

Needlework first places went to Miranda Ward, 11, Maggie Eyre, 6, Meghan Bowles, 13. Second went to Amelia Donnan and third to Kennedy Howse, 10.

Tin box first place went to Maggie Eyre, 6.

Lego Display first place wen to Colby Bowles, 10. Seconds went to Nicolas Hamer, 12, and Wade Stewart, 6. Thirds went to Tobias VanDyke, 11, and Farah Defreitas.

Puppets first went to Joseph Cote, 8, second to Nathaniel Cote, 7, and third to Claire Heit, 5.

Upcycled Material gave firsts to Angie Healey and Tracy Eyre and third to Sara Albert.

Arts and Crafts other was won by Sandra Gagnon, drawing and painting canvas first places went to Amanda Stella.

Jewelry first went to Angie Healey, paper based first went to Sara Albert and other first place went to Maureen Hogworth.

Needle arts picture first place went to Rebecca Arsenault, second to Sharon Daly and thirds to Tracy Eyre and Sandra Gagnon. Metalwork first to Andrew Walker and second to Marty Eisner.

Pottery was won by Miranda Ward. Quilting first place to Katy McClure, second to Emma Shack and third to Pamela Shack.

Dress first place went to Clarissa Wight.

Baking cookies gluten-free second place went to Robin Miller. Baking powder biscuits first to Sandra Glover. Muffins to Terry Houlden got first. Cookies first also went to Terry Houlden. Cupcakes firs place went to Marie-Eve Daly. Bread first place went to Tracy Eyre.

Home preserves peaches first place went to Samantha Lambright, and second to Sara Albert.

Cherries second place went to Sara Albert. Fish halibut first went to Samantha Lambright. Apple sauce first went to Chritine Eide. Apple sauce apple peach second went to Kallie Albert and third to Sara Albert. Apple sauce apple berry third went to Issac Albert.

Honey first place went to Rudi Peters.

Drief fruit first place went to Nancy Ross.

Jams and Jellies red currant first went to Peggy Pavao. Highbush cranberry third place went to Sally Smaha. Crab apple first to Suzanne Nicklie. Other jelly raspberry second place went to Maureen Wootton. Raspberry jam first place went to Christine Eide. Firsts for jam highbush cranberry, peach and blackberry all went to Phil Bialobzyski.

Just for Children painting first place went to Meghan Bowles, 13, second to Ashley Davis, 12 and third to Tobia Van Dyke, 11.

Younger painters who also won were Maggie Eyre, 6, with first, Spencer Ward, 6, with second and Isaac Albert, 7, in third place.

Zucchini race best decorated went to Layla Haines, second to Max Perkins and third to Noah Grielens. Fastest zucchini went to Max Perkins, second to Isaak and Callie Albert and third to Layla Haines. Furthest zucchini was won by Isaak and Callie Albert, Max Perkins got second and Layla Haines came in third place.

Joe Murphy won first place for berry wine and second place for dandelion wine.

In miniature garden, first place went to Jenny Kenny, second to Zyah Healey and third to Thayna Healey.

Flower container first place went to Eleanor Tosczak. Single flower first went to Cheryl Pelletier. Sunflower second to Isaac Albert and third to Kallie Albert and another third to Sara Albert.

Flowering vine first place went to Sara Albert, second to Isaac Albert and third to Kallie Albert. Sweet peas was won by Nancy  Ross. Rose first went to Sara Albert. Tea cup arrangement first place went to Suzanne Nicklie. The any category saw first go to Sara Albert, second to Agatha Jedrzejczyk and third to Kallie Albert.

Gladiolus first place went to Sandra Gagnon and second to Sally Smaha. Marigolds first went to Hamish Beardsell. The mixed category saw first go to Angela Vanderboon and second to Candy Smith. Dahlias first place went to Elizabeth Gagnon and second to Angela Vanderboon. Largest sunflower went to Ken Downs.

Fruit apples first place goes to Greg Ross, second to Isaac Albert and third to Kallie Albert. Plums first went to Nancy Ross, second to Cheryl Pelletier and third to Kallie Albert. Pear second place went to Isaac Albert. Blackberries first went to Sandra Gagnon and second to Gerry Jackulack. Watermelon first place went to Pat Maier.

Photography landscape gave first place to Sara Albert, second to Stan Nicklie and third to Irma Schooner and Amanda Stella.Allen Wootten received an honourable mention.

Photograph people gave first to Meadow Theriault and second to Allen Wootten and third to Sara Albert. Honourable mentions went to Amanda Stella and Thayna Healey.

Photography animal saw first go to Thayna Healey, second to  Amanda Stella and third to Cori Hamilton. Honourable mention went to Sara Albert and Gianna Tetz. Best of last year’s fair also went to Sara Albert.

Cabbage first place went to Calum Stewart and Sally Smaha took second place.

Beets first place went to Greg Ross as did garlic first place. Garlic second place went to Laura McGregor.

Corn first place went to Cheryl Pelletier.

Kohlrabi first went to Cheryl Pelletier.

Cherry tomatoes first place went to Sally Smaha, second to Christine Eide and third to Dar Wiese.

Tomatoes first place went to Christine Eide, second to Sally Smaha, third to Dar Wiese and honourable mention to Anita Heir.

Squash first place went to Kallie Albert, second to Dar Wiese and third to Isaac Albert.

Zucchini first place went to Sandra Gagnon, second to Marty Eisner, third to Sara Albert. Honourable mentions went to Gianna Tetz, Candy Smith and Dar Wiese.

Other little gem saw honourable mention go to Agatha Jedrzejczyk.

Cucumber first place went to Gerry Jackulack and second to Kathy Tugwood.

Beans first place went to Tracy Eyre, second to Samantha Lambright and third to Christine Eide.

Potatoes first place went to Greg Ross.

Peppers first place went to Sally Smaha, second and third went to Anita Hein.

Parsley first went to Sally Smaha.

Onions first place went to Greg Ross and second to Cheryl Pelletier.

Vegetables oddest shaped saw first go to Anita Hein, second to Mary Eisner and third to Hamish Beardsell. Celery and kale first places went to Nancy Ross. Chard first went to Cheryl Pelletier.

Kale dwarf second went to Dar Wiese. Swiss chard second to Christine Eide. Carrot first place went to Cheryl Pelletier, second to Kellie Albert, third to Isaac Albert.

Lacinato kale third went to Dar Wiese.


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