Casey homemakers quilt for a cause

June 10, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

A red, white and blue heritage quilt displayed in the Casey County Fair Floral Hall this week is the result of a quilt block contest involving the county homemakers clubs.

The quilt is a fund-raiser, and bidders can try their luck at the silent auction that ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, the final day of the annual fair. Proceeds will help fund the Floral Hall with the help of Quilt King of Liberty, sponsor.

The 35-block heritage quilt has a variety of squares from the rising sun to crosses and stars in patriotic colors. It is among more than 20 quilts exhibited at the fair.

“This is the first time we’ve made a quilt,” said Gerri Phillippe, who is active in 4-H and homemakers.

She compiled a scrapbook with photographs of each quilt block, with the exhibitor and what the block represents.

The blocks were put together by Debbie Shepherd, local home agent, her mother, Linda Shepherd of Liberty, and Beulah Williams of Middleburg.


The first-place block, “Memory,” in the center of the quilt, was made by Juria Rathke of Gosser Ridge. It is made of fabric designed similar to the American flag and symbolizes 9-11.

Second place went to Linda Shepherd of Taylor Street for her block designed in 1910 for the Capitol of Massachusetts.

Rosie Roy of Thomas Ridge won third place with her “Sunny Sailing at Lake Liberty” block because she chose something cheerful with red, white and blue.

Floral Hall runs until Saturday evening in the Pork Producers building.

Arts and crafts, floral arrangements, canned goods, and a large collection of art and photographs have made this the largest array of exhibits in Floral Hall, said Tracy Rodenbach, who is helping arrange displays.

“We’ve exceeded what we had last year,” she said. “I think this will be the best and biggest Floral Hall we’ve ever had. The reason might be that in the past only ribbons have been offered for winners. This year premiums are offered.

“The art work entered this year is incredible,” she said.

Other events

Results from competitions at the fair Tuesday, listed by first, second, and third, respectively, are:

Power wheels contest: Girls, Abbie Greynolds and Shelbie Salyers. Boys, 2-3 years old, William Gossage, Michael Christian and Riley Hoskins; and 4-5 years old, Brandon King, Tristan Elmore and Dakota Hoskins.

Backseat drivers contest: Ronnie and Kathy Elmore, Iris Peyton and Amy Goodlett, and Brooke Ponder and Kathy Lucas.

Miss Teen Casey County Fair, ages 13-15: Sawyer Hill, 15-year-old daughter of Blake and Beth Hill of Stanford, was winner. Runners-up were Shanan Nicole Akers, 13, daughter of Wayne and Stacy Akers, Science Hill, first; Charissa Shaye Gosser, 14, daughter of Jeff and Tonia Gosser, Liberty, second; Ashley Dora Coomer, 14, daughter of Donnie and Judy Coomer, Greensburg, third; and McKinzie Robinson, 14, daughter of Vickie and Danny Bradshaw, Campbellsville, fourth.

Miss Pre-Teen Casey, ages 11-12: Katlin Dee Blakey, 12-year-old daughter of Junior and Deidre Blakey of Jamestown, was winner. Runners-up were Alexandria Matney, 11, daughter of Doug and Michelle Matney, Columbia, first; Brittany Nicole Raney, 11, daughter of Brent and Karla Raney, Yosemite, second; Skylar Campbell, 11, daughter of Tony and Robbyn Jewell, Greensburg, third; and Jenna Gail Rousey, 11, daughter of Barry and Jennifer Rousey, Liberty, fourth.

Miss Junior Pre-Teen, ages 9-10: Chelsie Carol Martin, 9-year-old daughter of Walter and Lisa Martin of Russell Springs, was winner. Runners-up were Allison Faithe Grant, 10, daughter of Pat and Robin Grant, Harrodsburg, first; Nancy Elana George, 10, daughter of Charles and Stephanie George, Russell Springs, second; Sierra Lenae McGaha, 10, daughter of Jeff and Vickie McGaha, Russell Springs, third; and Olivia Nicole Nichols, 9, daughter of Timothy and Jennifer Nichols, Harrodsburg, fourth.

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