KENDALLVILLE — The Floral Hall Open Class Exhibition held during the Noble County Community Fair had 85 participants and 229 total entries.

Best of Show winners:

Special Exhibits

  • Magnets: Sherry Gaby-Ostermeier
  • Clowns: Sherry Gaby-Ostermeier

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Cabbage: Christy Liggett

Preserved Foods

  • Canned Juice: Doug Desper

Prepared Foods

  • Pies: Jack Gaby

Comforters, Afghans, Quilts

  • Quilt: Janice Parks

Plants and Flowers

  • Cut Flower Bouquet: Christy Liggett


  • Machine Sewn Skirt: Tabby


  • Antique Fly Rod: Dennis Parr


  • Knitted Shawl: Anita Sparkman


  • Paint By Number: Luella Weade

Art Show

  • Ages 8-13: Ella Creigh
  • Ages 14-19: Katie Shambaugh
  • Ages 20+: Jan Cunningham

The Purdue Extension Office of Noble County thanks the following individuals and agencies for their support of the Floral Hall Open Class Exhibition during the 2019 Noble County Community Fair:

Becky Thompson, Bernie Lawson’s Beauty Salon, Craig & Lorna Jo Atz, Craig Family, Cripe Chiropractic, Fun & Fancy Extension Homemaker Club, Gaby Homestead Farms, Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society, Klink Trucking, Lady Bugs Extension Homemaker Club, Noble County Master Gardeners, Noble County Nimble Thimble Quilt Club, Palmer Farms, Phil Tom’s Produce, Rose Vista Farms, Sharon Cripe, The Lakehouse, Thompson Families, Washington Jrs. Extension Homemaker Club and Zinck’s Fabric Outlet.

Thanks also go to the businesses who set up a display in Floral Hall during Fair Week: Noble County Master Gardeners, Noble County Nimble Thimbles, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Noble County Historical Society, Noble County Extension Homemakers, and Purdue Extension-Noble County.

Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Floral Hall Open Class a success and the anonymous individuals who donated to the restoration of Floral Hall.

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