December 22, 2014

Games and competitions at the Arenac County Fair

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Hailey Powell and Allison Hartman of Standish take a ride on the Scrambler at the county fair.
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Avery, 7, and Stellie Metiva, 4, of Standish go fishing for prizes at the fair.
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Aaliyah Malley of Pinconning and Gail Tyson of Tennessee check out some of the bovines at the Arenac County Fair.
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Aspen Maxson, 10, of Pinconning poses with two of her horses. Maxson has won three speed competitions this summer — in Mount Forest, West Branch and Gladwin — and is hoping to do the same in Standish.
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Tom Lamont of Pinconning rides a horse around the field to practice at the county fair.
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Hunter Nelson, 14, of Standish holds up a rooster at the Arenac County Fair.
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Ami Anderson of Pinconning shows one of her sheep off at the Arenac County Fair. She won a showmanship award for one of her animals.
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Carl Kraska of Bay City checks out some of the antique tractors on display at the Arenac County Fair.
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Elvis tribute artist Jake Slater performs before an enthusiastic audience at the county fair. His show featured three costume changes and a mix of songs from throughout Elvis Presley’s career.
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Slater gives Catherine Grittini of Au Gres a scarf and a kiss during his Elvis tribute concert.
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Jake Slater changes outfits to Elvis’ iconic white suit for the concert.
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Trey Holmes, 4. of Chesterfield checks out a tractor.
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Cameron Holmes, 4, of Chesterfield tries out the steering wheel.
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Conner Corte gets air on the bungee cords.
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Cameron (2), Cambree (6), and Kylee (4) Davis enjoy the motorcycle ride.
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Hudson Hodgins, 8, and Alex Somerfield, 13 of West Branch check out their prizes.
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Ryder Stokoszynski, 8, of Standish pulls out a fish for a prize.
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Hunter Buczek, 9, of Estey finishes up his round in the horse dash.
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Point Blank jams out prior to their concert in the pavilion.
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Mark Williamson kicks up some dirt during a bump n grind lap.
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Cars bounce around the track in the first turn in a tricky bump n grind heat.
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Dane Kroczaleski with the Standish R/C Raceway shows off one of his vehicles during the bump n grind intermission.
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Ben Richardson speeds along the bump n grind track.
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Jeremy Card and Tyler Spencer get their cars tangled up while taking a turn on the track.
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Jon McConnell’s car goes off the track during the first small car heat, but he was able to recover and return to the race.
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Kyle Weber flies across the track during the bump n grind.
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Nick Rashotte leads a clump of cars to the starting line for the first large car heat.
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People file into the grandstand for the bump n grind Saturday evening.
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Brandon Perez of Grand Rapids tries his hand at tossing ping pong balls into cups.
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Pinconning residents Rob Carson, Charity Carson, Rylie Carson, 11, Megan McLaren, 11, and Callie Carson, 6 take a ride on Nosey the elephant at the Arenac County Fair.
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Ernie Reinhardt, callsign “kdagix” of Standish mans the ham radio booth near the pavilion, where a variety of radios were set up and operating.
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Pictured are some prize-winning rabbits that were raised by Jordan Machelski.
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Jim, Kate(rear) and Allison Davenport of Pinconning check out some of the pigs on display at the fair’s livestock section.
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Davon Windham, 3, Isabella Windham, 6, and David Windham, 5, of Pontiac enjoy a ride on the ponies.
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Colby Tyler pops a wheelie on his tractor as he begins his pull.
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Alex Erskine gets underway on the tractor pull Aug. 3.
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Hoyt Smith brings his tractor to a stop during his pull.
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The Arenac County Fair is running from July 30 through Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds in Standish, with a variety of games, rides and competitions open to visitors. Entertainment options, from an Elvis impersonator to the popular bump n grind, will be taking place throughout the fair’s run, so check back for more pictures!

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