Home Economics Education Fair exhibitors for 2016 featured agriculture and forest businesses, elder care advocacy and fun ways to enhance physical fitness: Bovina Creamery/Cowbella, NY Alpaca Farmers, Fruitful Furnishings, Catskill Recreation Center, Girls on the Run and Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY.
FIRST PLACE Bovina Valley Farm & Creamery exhibit highlighted the dairy process of making milk into cheeses, yogurts, and butter.
SECOND PLACE NY Alpaca Farmers exhibit focused on three Alpaca breeders’ experiences and pleasures in raising alpacas for their friendliness and specialty fibers for spinners, knitters, weavers.
THIRD PLACE Fruitful Furnishings It’s All About Wood exhibit was about Gary Mead’s Gallery specializing in woods of the Catskills. As a sculptor/carver, Gary Mead creates unique home furnishings that showcase each tree’s growth and shape, and warm coloring.
FOURTH PLACE Alzheimer’s Association Eldercare Advocacy exhibit provided critical information and resources on elder care, Alzheimer’s disease management, resources, and support.
FIFTH PLACE Catskill Recreation Center Fitness for the Whole Family exhibit featured information about this all-in-one location for physical fitness activities offering swimming, Tai Chi, yoga, etc., while providing membership packages that fit one’s needs and purse.
SIXTH PLACE Girls on the Run exhibit highlighted this educational program for girls Grades 3-8 as it combines self-esteem, self-confidence, team building and team leadership at critical points in a young girl’s development and self-image. One girl at a local school joined Girls on the Run, and enjoyed it so much that she joined the school’s track and is now this year’s Delaware County Fair Princess.