The Montgomery County Fair

 This will be short, but I really wanted to share our day at the fair.  Our county fair has always been one of the great highlights of our year.  When the kids were in school, they were also in 4-H, therefore showed animals and participated in the Non-Livestock show as well.  All three showed broilers; the girls (mostly Dannye) showed rabbits; both girls did baked goods, and Nathanael entered the fine arts competition.  We were fairly successful at the fair, all three together having won several thousand dollars throughout the years.

Now they are grown, so we are no longer participating in the youth show.  But, Dan and Bill have really enjoyed the Non-Professional Adult Shows with their photography.  Again, through the years they have been fairly successful.  This year was our best yet.  Both Bill and Dannye received several blue ribbons, judged for the quality of the photograph (you know, technical stuff like focus, exposure, composition…).  Blue ribbon entries are then judged against each other.  Many of their pictures one of us has already posted on xanga during the past year.  I’m just going to re-post their winning photos:

go texan (2) This is Dannye’s Go Texan entry.  She won 4th place with it.  I really liked this one, and Go Texan is a difficult category since it can be ANYTHING some might THINK could be Texan.  The second place winner, for instance, was a row of about 5 dogs with different colored bandanas (no Texas flag or bluebonnets, just colorful) around their necks.  I would have never thought of that as Go Texan, but someone obviously did. 



Vacation  This is Dannye’s Vacation entry.  She won 2nd place with it.  It is really a beautiful shot of Pensacola Beach.  It’s even better printed.







sunrise January 29, 2007 042 This, of course, is Bill’s landscape entry.  He was awarded 2nd place for this one.  It is truly one of the most beautiful sunrises he has taken.  You really have to look at the print to see whether you are holding it right side up or not.  Just gorgeous!




dads Oct27 2006 football 316

This is a first for us… Bill received Best of Division for this wonderful shot of our dear friends 2 youngest sons.  It was perfect priinted up, and we were so excited that Bill was rewarded for his efforts!  You probably can’t read the back of Bryce’s shirt, but it says “Brother Bear”.  Ethan’s football team mascot is the Bears.  The coach of the Bears is putting a 12 x 18 print of this picture up in the locker room with the caption, “Be a role model, be a Bear”.  Cool stuff!




Better get to work.  Have a blessed day!


About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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9 Responses to The Montgomery County Fair

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Pettys!!!! Those pictures are beautiful!

  2. WAHOOOO! And it was SO fun. Go Dad and Dan!!   *i’m so proud!*

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am so proud, but not surprised, about how well Dan and Bill did at the fair.  That is super.  Bill’s “Best of Division” is definitely worthy of the prize, a great picture.  Naturally I think they should have scored higher in the others.  That sunrise is so very gorgeous and serene and is such a sign of God’s presence.  Just a beautiful picture.  I am so glad you had a good day.  I know how much you all look forward to it each year.  I’m glad to read that Em enjoyed her first Mont. Co. Fair!  Yee-hah!  ha

  4. KatieWatt says:


  5. cnsavanna says:

    I’ve always wanted to enter something into the fair but now that I see what I’m up against, I have no chance awesome and major congratulations!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures………..Bill’s sunrise was one of my favorites…………congrats to you all!  I’m not sure what Missy’s entry is………..the horse??  ha??  don’t get it………….love you……….Dodie

  7. cnsavanna says:

    no I’m 17   I’ll be 18 next year though.  Maybe by then I will be ready

  8. mimijoan says:

    To all you talented Pettys, way to go!  Nina, thank you for posting all the pictures so we could see the creativity, categories, composition and beauty.  Good work!!  (I must learn it is okay to come in close and leave part of the face or body outside the frame!)

  9. HFezz says:

    I bet that’s it.. I didn’t go with the right people!!! The people who know what’s going on, know what they’re doing, and who know how to have fair fun!

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