Last Monday, July 1, eight members of the Seymour FFA chapter went to the Webster County Fair to assist in preparing the fair by setting up panels for livestock, hanging shade clothes, picking up trash and cleaning the concession stand.

Those members were Felicity, Felix and Promise Cantrell, Merisa Mason, Caleb Cook, James Townlian, MacKenzie Roderick and Wyatt Salkil.

Thirteen members showed mums at the fair in the home-economics building; nine received blue ribbons and four red.

Those showing mums were Wyatt Salkil, James Townlian, Bryent Willis, MacKenzie Roderick, Kaytlyn Jones, Felicity, Felix and Promise Cantrell, Merisa Mason, Haley Harzwell, Levi Glenn, Joseph Watkins and Andrew Simpson.

In order to show mums, members had to help plant the mums or take a week throughout the summer to water.

MacKenzie Roderick also show a metal flag sign in the home-economics building, winning a blue ribbon and grandchampion metal works project. In addition, she showed six poultry, along with helping her dad set and clean up for the poultry show.

Results on Roderick’s poultry included:

• Blue Silky hen — First place.

• Black silky rooster — First place.

• Creal hen — First place.

• BB red hen — Third place.

• BB red rooster — Overall Reserve Champion.

• BB red rooster — Overall Grand Champion, Best of  Show, and she took home the traveling trophy for the second year in a row for Supreme Poultry.

She also participated in poultry showmanship.

Promise Cantrell exhibited a Commercial Junior Buck on Saturday in the rabbit show, receiving a blue ribbon. She also participated in showmanship, where she was the Reserve Grand Champion.

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