2011 exhibits featured History of Crocheting, the Maple Syrup process, Catskill Area Hospice’s Camp Forget-Me-Not, Hanford Mills selection of photos from their on-site larger exhibit of The Hanford Photographs, Cowbella dairy products, and quilting. The Human Ecology exhibits feature both Energy Smart™ information for one’s home as well as a detailed exhibit on Delaware County Extension’s 100 years of service and outreach. A special presentation with guest speakers and Cornell University Cooperative Extension Executive Director Helene Dillard took place in the Entertainment Tent on the Fairgrounds as part of Extension’s Centennial Celebration.
FIRST PLACE Delaware Academy School Future Farmers of America exhibit was informative, attractive, educational, and reminds fairgoers of Delaware County’s historical legacy of maple syrup production.
SECOND PLACE A Quilt of Many Colors Quilting Past and Present exhibit included antique sewing machines and old quilts to enhance their presentation; one judge found that these brought back fond memories of being in 4H.
THIRD PLACE Cowbella exhibit showcased detailed photographs and captions relating the history of this family business and the yogurt and butter making processes. Shannon Mason shared flavored yogurt samples to fairgoers, with Extension nutrition teaching staff used Cowbella plain yogurt for the Breakfast Parfait and Fruit Smoothie food demonstration and taste testing.
FOURTH PLACE Inspire Me! exhibit featured a recently started family operated business that provides craft supplies and classes in Stamford. This Exhibit showed a “History of Crocheting” and shows stunning crocheted projects.
FIFTH PLACE The Catskill Area Hospice exhibit on Camp Forget-Me-Not provided information about their services for children who grieve over the death of family or favored pet. The Camp was held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi, during the month of October. This similar camp experience is also available for youth living in Otsego and Schoharie counties.
SIXTH PLACE Hanford Mills Museum The Hanford Photographs exhibit photographs and wood product samples depicted much of the history of the early days of the Hanford Family’s business for local farmers and their wives to store and transport dairy foods.