As the excitement builds for today's Livestock Premium Sale at the Hempstead County Fair, a number of award winners from Wednesday and Thursday have been announced. On Wednesday afternoon, many categories from canned goods to photography were judged and awarded, while Wednesday night saw the annual Goat and Swine show.

As the excitement builds for today’s Livestock Premium Sale at the Hempstead County Fair, a number of award winners from Wednesday and Thursday have been announced. On Wednesday afternoon, many categories from canned goods to photography were judged and awarded, while Wednesday night saw the annual Goat and Swine show.
Best of Show winners included:
Horticulture Crops: LaJuan Thompson, Banana Peppers, and Harlie Lockhart, Pumpkin
Canning Division: Sheila Little, Squash Pickles, Freya Dowell, Dill Pickles, Jane Collums, Mayhaw Jelly, Harlie Lockhart, Blueberry Jam, and Sheila Little, Dried Apples    
Honey Division: Jane Collums
Baked Goods Division: LaJuan Thompson, Fresh Pear Cake and Davionna Perkins, Pound Cake
Flowers: Mary McPherson, Celosia    
Plants:    LaJuan Thompson, Fern    
Cultural Arts: Jennifer Smith, Crochet Bouquet and Alex Hutson, Painted Chair
Clothing/Needlework: Jean McAlister, Sewn Bag    , Jean McAlister, Floral Garden Quilt, and Becky Harrison, Counted Cross stitch    
Photography: Sheila Little, B/W Portrait, Kelsea Beasley, B/W Moth, Sheila Little, Color Lake Scene and Kelsea Beasley, Color Yellowstone Geyser
Art: Carolyn Braden and Alex Hutson

Winners at the Goat and Swine show included:
Class 1 Market Goat: Victoria Grant; Class 2 Market Goat: Trent Mcguire; Class 3 Market Goat: Karissa McGuire; Overall Market Goat: Trent Mcguire, Reserve Market Goat: Karissa McGuire
Market Swine Class 1: 1st place, Clarence Mayberry; 2nd place, Savana Collins
Market Swine Class 2: 1st place, Marco A Torres Jr.; 2nd place, Savana Collins; 3rd place, Karleigh Carlton
Market Swine Class 3: 1st place, Huck Plyler; 2nd place, Tara Reeves; 3rd place, Marco A Torres Jr.
Market Swine Class 4: 1st place, Keely Plyler; 2nd place, Tara Reeves; 3rd place, Trace Clements
Market Swine Class 5: 1st place, Cooper Plyler; 2nd place, Kelbi Campbell; 3rd place, Julie Hensley; Overall Market Swine: Huck Plyler; Reserve Market Swine: Keely Plyler
Grand Champion Commercial Gilts: Tara Reeves; Reserve Commercial Gilts: Copper Plyler