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814-Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, July 29, 2000
Caught By The Camera At
Schnecksville Community Fair
SCHNECKSVILLE (Lehigh week included pig races by Ham-
Co.) The Schnecksville Com- bone Express, the Farm Experi
munity Fair was held June 19-24 ence by Animal Specialties, Mas
on the fire company grounds in ters of the Chain Saw, Tall Tex,
Lehigh County. The overall week Lollipop The Clown, and the
had exceptional weather with Popular “Wanna Be A Farmer"
only one day ot rain. A total of for 3-7 year olds.
795 exhibitors entered in the var- Nightly musical entertainment
ious competitive exhibit contests. included bands on fair nights
Daily entertainment for the plus Linda Lou and the Lucky
market lamb. Holding the banner is Lance Lazarus, Brei
Cathy Lavon, Hamburg, shows the supreme champion
market beef animal.
Recipients of the Friends of the Fair Awards, standing from left, PA Secretary of Ag
Samuel Hayes; Keith Stahley; Steve Fetherolf; Ron Miller, PA Fair Fund Administrator;
County Commissioner, Sterling Raber and Fair President Paul Schwarz. Front row are
Henry Gruber, Mary Handwerk, Kern, and J^i^ryin.
Lee Lichtenwalner shows the supreme champion
breeding beef heifer. He is pictured with Travis Werley,
Four from Virginia and the
Marquees, a high energy fifties
group on Saturday evening. The
fireworks were held on Friday
night before a record crowd.
Each year the fair board
chooses five individuals to re
ceive the Friends of the Fair
Award. This year's honorees in
• Steve Fetherolf, Fleetwood.
There are many volunteers for
whom the fair never ends. Steve
is one of them. During the cold
months of the year, Steve could
be found at the fair, assisting in
the manufacturing of new ani
mal pens. He is one of the behind
the scenes people who works
hard each year to ensure that ev
erything is ready and working on
opening day. And, when it’s time
to put the fair to bed, Steve
knows from experience, where
• Henry Gruber, New Tripoli.
As the fair has grown, so has the
Premium Book. When the fair
needed a larger Premium Book,
it was Henry who took it upon
himself to find advertisers to
help pay the expense of printing
the book. With the beginning of
each new year, Henry is busy
talking with his old friends, and
making new ones, to ensure an
Lorissa Lazarus, Breinig
sville, shows the supreme
Junior champion dairy heifer is shown by Jessica Di
etrich, New Tripoli.
informative and appealing Pre
mium Book. Thanks to Henry,
and his friends the advertisers,
this book is possible.
• Herman Handwerk,
Schnecksville. Herman wasn’t
able to help in 1999, but in ap
preciation of the many hours
Herman spent in the ticket boot
hs, this award is presented post
humously. The awaTO was ac
cepted by his wife.
• L. Thomas Kern, Schneck
sville. For one week each year,
20 acres of grass becomes a
small city with streets, water and
electric. It’s a task made easier
through the generosity of
Tommy Kerns and his business
NKI. Tommy provides the lift
ing and material handling equip
ment that turn an otherwise
back-breaking job into one we
can handle. During the fair,
Tommy can be found working as
a volunteer in the Lion’s food
• Keith Stahley, Schneck
sville. Keith has been a volunteer
at the fair since the beginning.
He can be counted on to be first
on the scene for setting up and
last leaving after everything is
torn down and put away. In be
tween he spends all his time run
ning the fire company’s dunk
tank. Incidentally, this is the sec
ond dunk tank at the fair, and
Keith built both of them.
Jennifer Rassler, New
Tripoli, shows the supreme
champion dairy animal.
Whitehall, wins trophies for
the grand champion show
man and the supreme