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A number of Southern Connection 4-H Club members received awards during the Stark County Fair held Aug. 30-Sept. 5.
Samantha Starcher was among those receiving accolades. she won the honors of grand champion dairy market goat, champion of showmanship in market and dairy goats, grand champion of the senior division dairy goat, grand champion of the junior division dairy goat and reserve grand champion of the junior division with her dairy goats.
Starcher additionally received sixth place in the showman of showmanship competition held on the final day of the fair. Each contestant must be able to show and be knowledgeable of 10 different types of market animals announced earlier in the day.
Hannah Freshour also placed 14th overall with her market broiler chickens. Hanna Mossgrove received the herdsman award, first place in showmanship, second and fourth in market lamb weight classes and 12th place overall.