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Burma Campaign Booth
Nickie Sekera, Northeast Regional Coordinator of the U.S. Campaign for Burma (www.uscampaignforburma.org), and volunteer Gabe Flanders (left) accept the "Most Educational Booth" award from Gary Lawless, co-coordinator of the Social and Political Action Area at the Fair. English photo.

Social & Political Action Area Awards


Friends of Burma – Most Educational Booth
Waterfall Arts Center – Most Visually Attractive Booth
Maine People’s Alliance – Special Friend of the Fair

Agricultural Products Area Awards

Most Informational Booth – Swan’s Honey
Best Family Farm – Done Roving Farm
Most Fairgoer Friendly – Avena Botanicals
Most Attractive Farm Business – Kinney Maple Syrup & Compost

Draft Horse and Pony Show

Bill and Darcy Winslow and Gordon Curtis from the Farmers’ Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club, along with Judge John Weed, a Belgian breeder from Eddington, hosted a very successful Draft Show at the Fair on Sunday. The weather was beautiful and we had many spectators. Our show started with a solid class of Junior Showmanship entries, followed by halter classes to judge the confirmation of the horse. Belgians, Percherons and a Suffolk were presented before the Judge. Clarence Boulier's Belgian Mare was the Champion Mare.

Performance classes, including Bareback Riding and Barrel Racing, were highly competitive with rivalries coming from previous shows. In the afternoon the work classes began with the Wagon Obstacle course. Gordon set up a tough course that required a lot of skill from the team and teamsters. Next the Team Scoot Obstacle course again challenged participants. Our last class was the Single Horse Log Twitch Obstacle course. The judge selected Mrs. Gale Carlow from Hartland as Teamster of the Day.

Our exhibitors were Rick and Bonnie Seames, Pete Stratton, Cathy Simmons, Elisabeth Simmons, Clarence Boulier, Laurie and Chris Whitcomb, Kris and Darcy Fraser, Kolin Fraser, Marsha Faulkner, Ernest Garcia, Dean Richmond, Gale and Juan Garlow and Heidi Richardson.

Thanks to all the volunteers who help at the show and the Fair.

Alabama Red Okra
‘Alabama Red’ okra, grown by C. Armatis of Newport, Maine. Maturing okra in Maine is an accomplishment.  English photo.
Exhibition Hall Judges’ Awards

Knitting: Kathy Boyland, Orland, Knitted Gray Shawl

Art: William I. Branch, Vassalboro, Oil Painting, “Milk Pail and Bag Balm Still Life”

Photo: Najean Shedyck, Unity, ”Vera on the Train”

Veggies:
Amy LeBlanc, E. Wilton, Windowbox: Peppers and Eggplant

Matthew R. DuBois, Scarborough, Bull’s Blood beet greens

Michelle Hansen, Morlen Hanson and Josiah, Garlic Braid

David Provost, Rockport, Dipper Gourd

Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, Mixed Annual Arrangement

Mary Louise Town Jacqua, Winslow, Dehydrated Salad

Amy LeBlanc, E. Wilton, Live Culture, Hot Vinegar

Ann and Rebecca Jackson, Fairfield, Pear Mincemeat

Waldo Organic Growers, Chapter Award

Anne Williams, Most Educational Display


Fleece Tent Sets Record in a Record-Breaking Year!

The 2007 sales for the Fleece Tent at Common Ground Fair were up over 7% from 2006 – $10,100 in sales with approximately 1,050 pounds of Maine fiber sold. The dazzling weather didn’t hurt: It brought a record-breaking 62,000+ people to the Fair.

This is great news for the Fleece Tent committee and the 45 growers who had fleeces in the sale this year. It indicates that our hard work is paying off and that the Fleece Tent is truly a destination for fiber lovers from Maine and beyond who seek the best of Maine fiber.

We had a lively fleece show on Saturday. Rae Reimer of North Tempest Farm in Biddeford served again as our judge, fielding questions from observers and sharing her in-depth knowledge about fiber. Of 21 fleeces registered, six received blue ribbons (with one best-in-show), five received red ribbons, and two, yellow ribbons. All participants received judging forms with scores and judge’s comments.

“Across the way” the Wednesday Spinners tent had another busy, activity-filled weekend. Kids of all ages were attracted to the drop-spindling and felt-ball making on Friday. The large, striking Earth LoomTM drew many fairgoers throughout the weekend. We welcomed their colorful and creative additions to this year’s piece. Add to these events the exhibit of beautiful afghans and a full schedule of well-attended talks and informal discussions – set to coordinate with the Fleece Tent talks – and we can easily say that we celebrated our 30th year at the Fair in grand style. Thirty years and counting!

We encourage all Maine fiber growers to consider taking part in the fleece sale and show next year. Anyone with questions about the 2008 sale or show should contact Penelope Olson (in Appleton) at 785-2784 or email mizoly@midcoast.com.



Food Awards at the Fair

Best Beverage – Sunweavers

That's Some Different! (a tasty, if unfamiliar dish) – Izzy's Cheesecake, Apple Crisp Cheesecake with Cranberries

Best 100% Maine – Bog Jooce

Tradition! (Maine cuisine at its best) – Yogi's Traveling Kitchen, Crab Roll

Best Bite for the Buck – Three Leaf Foods, Veggie Wrap

That's Entertainment – Finest Fried Maine Seafood

First Impression (New to the Fair) – Mother's Oven Bakery

Taste, Not Trash – Pie Cones

Where's the Beef? (Vegetarian) – Three Leaf Foods

Where's the Cheese? (Vegan) – Mediterranean Eggplant

Better Than Chocolate – John's Ice Cream

Best in Show – Izzy's Cheesecake

Thanks to all vendors who participated!



Harry S. Truman Manure Toss

Distance Toss – Ages 12 and under
1st – Katherine Leggat-Barr/16 feet, 3.5 inches
2nd – Grace Dubansky/11 feet, 0 inches
3rd – Leon Dubansky/8 feet, 5 inches

Distance Toss – 18 and over
1st – David Johnson/74 feet, 8 inches
2nd – Michael Bisogno/64 feet, 7 inches
3rd – Steve Barr/66 feet-, 4 inches

Accuracy – 12 and under, 10-lb. toss
1st – Jack Lazor/3.31 lbs.
2nd – Devon Hoff/2.99 lbs.
3rd – Erik Lazor/2.93 lbs.

Accuracy – 13-17 yrs., 15-lb. toss
1st Asa Larsen/5.40 lbs
2nd Sam Capozzi/2.64 lbs
3rd Maggie Ker/2.46 lbs

Accuracy – 18 yrs. and over, 25-lb. toss
1st – Steve Frechette/18.47 lbs.
2nd – Bob Salesi/10.66 lbs.
3rd – Ryan Haskell/8.9 lbs.



Horseshoe Pitch

1st – Bruce Cilley
2nd – Scott Brown
3rd – Paul Nelson
4th – Nathan Trachimowicz



Oxen Scooting Contest

Friday
Small:
Duke and Diamond/Rodney Jennings
Tom and Jerry/Pat Chadwick
Pete and Peanut/Tammy Chase
Chip and Dale/Waldo Joslyn

Medium:
Bill and Bob/Wes Daniel
Mac and Tosh/Walter Shea
Cinnamon and Pepper/Caleb Higgins
Diamond and Duke/Tanya Chadwick

Large:
Amos and Andy/Dwaine Chase
Thunder and Lightning/Jon Daniel
Joe and Jerry/Mike Sproul
Pete and Sam/Patrick Shea

Saturday
Small:
Pete and Peanut/Tammy Chase
Chip and Dale/Waldo Joslyn
Duke and Diamond/Rodney Jennings
Tom and Jerry/Pat Chadwick

Medium:
Mac and Tosh/Chuddy Joslyn
Bill and Bob/Wes Daniel
Cinnamon and Pepper/Caleb Higging
Diamond and Duke/Tonya Chadwick

Large:
Joe and Jarry/Mike Spraul
Pete and Sam/Patrick Shea
Amos and Andy/Duaine Chase
Thunder and Lightning/Jon Daniel

Sunday
Small:
Chip and Dale/Waldo Joslyn
Pete and Peanut/Tammy Chase
Duke and Diamond/Rodney Jennings
Tom and Jerry/Patrick Chadwick

Medium:
Diamond and Duke/Tanya Chadwick
Cinnamon and Pepper/Caleb Higgins
Mac and Tosh/Chuddy Joslyn
Bill and Bob/Wes Daniel

Large:
Pete and Sam/Patrick Shea
Joe and Jerry/Mike Spraul
Thunder and Lightning/Jon Daniel
Amos and Andy/Duaine Chase

Teamster Award:
Pat Chadwick
Tanya Chadwick



Poultry Exhibit

Thanks to some club members who added entries, we had a very nice show this year. Even the weather cooperated. We had 18 exhibitors, half of whom were Juniors. Of 131 birds entered, 32 were Junior entries. Junior Show Champion was a Rhode Island Red cock owned by Anitta Clark. Junior Reserve Show Champion was a Buff Bearded Silkie owned by Sarah Castle. Grand Champion of the Show was a Golden Sebright hen owned by Myron Lash. Myron also owns the Reserve Show champion – a Wheaten Old English cockerel. Many, many thanks go to Gayle McKeige, who took over the duties of Common Ground Country Fair Poultry Coordinator. She worked extremely hard and did a wonderful job. Also, thanks to the folks who helped set up and clean up. Thousands of appreciative people who passed through the poultry barn, enjoyed the exhibits, picked up handouts and had questions answered. We hope that next year we will have more cages to accommodate a bigger show.

– Linda Blackman, Show Secretary



5K Foot Race

This year’s CGCF 5k drew a record crowd under beautiful skies and warm temperatures. We had an outstanding group of 129 finishers led by an extremely fast Evan Graves, 26, of Presque Isle. Graves’ impressive time of 16:14 was a healthy lead of 47 seconds over Jeff Sprague. Megan Twohig, 23, led all female runners across the finish line (placing 17th overall) at 21:55, and beat second place female finisher, Carol Manley, by more than a minute.

Overall winners:
1st Male: Evan Graves 16:14
1st Female: Megan Twohig 21:55
2nd Male: Jeff Sprague 17:01
2nd Female: Carol Manley 22:58
3rd Male: Robert Gomez 17:19
3rd Female: Rachel Oman 22:36

1st MOFGA Male: Matt Sturgis 24:13
1st MOFGA Female: Catherine Johnston 27:17

Times (* denotes MOFGA Member)

1. Evan Graves, 26, 16:14
2. Jeff Sprague, 24, 17:01
3. Robert Gomez, 24, 17:19
4. Josh Grenier, 18, 18:04
5. Chris Jones, 44, 18:15
6. Scott Mahoney, 41, 18:51
7. Bruce Nicholson, 45, 19:39
8. Patrick Keenan, 29, 20:21
9. David Dent, 49, 20:39
10. Bill Grenier, 46, 21:00
11. Ed Schicki, 43, 21:01
12. Eric Petley, 37, 21:24
13. Michael Lambke, 39, 21:28
14. Steve Cartwright, 56, 21:54
15. Andy Whitaker, 24, 21:50
16. Clayton Kein, 22, 21:54
17. Megan Twohig, 23, 21:55*
18. Wilder Nicholson, 13, 21:57
19. Tom Kirby, 51, 22:08
20. Dave Jacobs, 22, 22:12
21. Casey Bell, 15, 22:14
22. Carol Manley, 53, 22:58*
23. Rachel Oman, 23, 22:36
24. Conrad Gardiner, 57, 22:37
25. Laurie Nicholas, 39, 22:38*
26. Michelle Gagnon, 41, 22:40*
27. Justin Lindriatis, 29, 22:52
28. Stephanie Labonte, 22, 22:53*
29. Mike Towle, 39, 23:09
30. Paul Yates, 54, 23:16
31. Todd Dowling, 22, 23:17
32. Ron Haney, 50, 23:25
33. Molly LaVoie, 42, 23:25
34. Gary Siebert, 59, 23:39
35. Jasmine Fowler, 29, 23:44*
36. Leah Trommer, 37, 23:46*
37. Bob Bachorik, 63, 24:09
38. Matt Sturgis, 38, 24:13
39. John Crowe, 29, 24:19
40. Tim Johnson, 43, 24:21
41. Amy Sturgis, 41, 24:40*
42. Rod Atchinson, 20, 24:43
43. Dave Samuelian, 61, 24:44
44. Grey Field, 48, 24:48
45. Sarah Andrus, 57, 24:54*
46. Don McCulburth, 39, 24:56
47. Jon Holland, 25:02
48. John Howe, 72, 25:02.1
49. Bill Troomer, 57, 25:10
50. John Scofield, 48, 25:37
51. Tom McGuire, 61, 25:48
52. Lorna Fake, 49, 25:54*
53. Mike Nixon, 54, 26:00
54. Heather Ersch, 24, 26:07*
55. Anne Stires, 31, 26:08*
56. Jarod Cooper, 25, 26:08.1
57. Jim Moore, 64, 26:11
58. Unknown, 26:16
59. Alissa Towle, 41, 26:17*
60. Also Unknown, 26:18
61. Again Unknown, 26:22
62. Heidi Jordan, 43, 26:32*
63. Mary Smith, 41, 26:34*
64. Cadence Atchinson, 27, 26:34*
65. Bruce Webber, 38, 26:41
66. Andrea Labonte, 24, 26:43*
67. Alan Reynolds, 42, 26:52
68. Kate Reynolds, 16, 26:52.1
69. Ellen Spring, 54, 26:54*
70. Heidi Purinton-Brown, 32, 27:03
71. Gene Roy, 61, 27:09
72. Terran Siladi, 16, 27:16
73. Catherine Johnston, 17, 27:17
74. Roger Johnston, 56, 27:18
75. Jessica Alex, 28, 27:26*
76. Diana Thomas, 35, 27:26.1*
77. Amy Johnston, 17, 27:29*
78. Don Newell, 60, 27:30
79. Megan Irershan, 31, 27:43*
80. Diane Cashore, 52, 27:43.1*
81. Patricia Giavara, 46, 27:52*
82. Kurt Giavara, 48, 27:52.1*
83. Lynn Caron, 52, 27:52.2*
84. Beth Brown, 22, 28:04*
85. Robin Emery, 60, 28:06*
86. Stacey Williams, 50, 28:09*
87. Varina Flood, 58, 28:12*
88. Jim Moore, 62, 28:14
89. Cathy Dent, 52, 28:33*
90. Fred Schmidt, 61, 28:41
91. Brenda Weiss, 34, 28:44*
92. Michael Quinn, 36, 29:06
93. Another Unknown, 29:14
94. Beverley Hawkins, 45, 29:36*
95. Elizabeth Fowler, 37, 29:36.1*
96. Jen Guimaraes, 24, 29:49*
97. Bernice Stockley, 44, 29:55*
98. Leela Stockley, 8, 30:03*
99. Alan Stockley, 58, 30:46
100. Dorothee Grimm, 41, 30:46.1*
101. Louisa Dunlap, 67, 30:48*
102. Dennis Thoet, 63, 30:14
103. Anna Glowdowski, 23, 31:18*
104. Megan Hatch, 29, 31:44*
105. Jessica Rogers, 30, 32:10*
106. Lauren Emerson, 49, 32:14*
107. Kathy Fleury, 41, 32:29*
108. Louisa Mahoney, 10, 32:44*
109. Donna Jean Pohlman, 56, 32:55*
110. Joanne McWatters, 24, 33:15*
111. Ron Paquette, 66, 33:18
112. Keith Holland, 52, 33:20
113. Melissa Fredsall, 36, 34:30*
114. Michelle Moon, 24, 35:07*
115. Mari Carmel, 43, 35:15*
116. Jerry Herlihy, 71, 35:24
117. Betty McCue-Herlihy, 54, 35:24.1*
118. Jean Goldfine, 62, 35:59*
119. John Godfine, 61, 35:59.1
120. Bethany Stetkis, 32, 37:00*
121. Michele Hanson, 34, 38:09*
122. Donna Broderick, 38, 38:09*
123. Hanna Richards, 22, 38:39*
124. Judi Keene, 38, 42:38*
125. Beryl Flagg, 53, 44:28*
126. Roberta Ladebush, 64, 45:28*
127. Theresa Daigle, 42, 46:42*
128. Richard Pulkkinen, 67, 47:06
129. Emma Clark, 15, 48:25*


    

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