Thirteen participate in Guys & Gals Lead


By Jane Beathard - For The Madison Press



Clint Wilt came as President Donald Trump to win the “decorative” class in Thursday’s Guys & Gals Lead at the Madison County Fair.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Clint and Jocie Wilt placed first in the “pairs” class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Olivia Rinesmith, 16, of London, her grey wool jacket and plaid skirt won the age 15-18 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Alexis Hagler, 14, of Fayette County, her red wool coat and grey dress caught the judges’ eyes in the age 12-14 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Natalie Lindsey, 11, of Fayette County, her aqua blue wool coat and grey slacks won the class for ages 7-11 in the Guys and Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Jayden Baker, 12, of London, is the 2017 Lamb & Wool Queen at the Madison County Jr. Fair. She was named Thursday.


Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Rain and mud failed to dampen enthusiasm of the 13 participants in Thursday’s Guys & Gals Lead at the Madison County Fair. The event went off an hour late as organizers waited for skies to clear.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 led show sheep as they modeled a variety of wool clothing for judges Tabitha and Morgan Melvin.

Five-year-old Clint Wilt of Bloomingburg stole the show (and hearts) as President Donald Trump, complete with red “Make America Great” ball cap, red bow tie and black wool blazer. His escort sheep was equally adorned.

Wilt placed first in the “decorative” class. Along with 7-year-old sister Jocie, Wilt also won the “pairs” class. Jocie wore a red, white and blue wool sailor dress. Her brother wore dark wool pants, white shirt and blue tam-o-shanter.

Olivia Rinesmith in a dark grey wool jacket and plaid skirt was an easy first in the 15-18 age class. She was the only entrant.

Fourteen-year-old Alexis Hagler’s double-breasted red wool coat and grey dress caught the judges’ eyes in the class for 12 to 14 year olds. Hagler took home the blue ribbon.

Competition was stiffest in the 7-11 age group with a total of five entries. Natalie Lindsey finished first in an aqua blue wool coat and grey slacks.

At the show’s conclusion, Jayden Baker was named the 2017 Jr. Fair Lamb & Wool Queen.

Clint Wilt came as President Donald Trump to win the “decorative” class in Thursday’s Guys & Gals Lead at the Madison County Fair.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_ClintWiltpiccol.jpgClint Wilt came as President Donald Trump to win the “decorative” class in Thursday’s Guys & Gals Lead at the Madison County Fair. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Clint and Jocie Wilt placed first in the “pairs” class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_ClintandJocieWiltpiccol.jpgClint and Jocie Wilt placed first in the “pairs” class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Olivia Rinesmith, 16, of London, her grey wool jacket and plaid skirt won the age 15-18 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_OliviaRinesmithpiccol.jpgOlivia Rinesmith, 16, of London, her grey wool jacket and plaid skirt won the age 15-18 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Alexis Hagler, 14, of Fayette County, her red wool coat and grey dress caught the judges’ eyes in the age 12-14 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_AlexisHaglerpiccol.jpgAlexis Hagler, 14, of Fayette County, her red wool coat and grey dress caught the judges’ eyes in the age 12-14 class at the Guys & Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Natalie Lindsey, 11, of Fayette County, her aqua blue wool coat and grey slacks won the class for ages 7-11 in the Guys and Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_NatalieLindseycol.jpgNatalie Lindsey, 11, of Fayette County, her aqua blue wool coat and grey slacks won the class for ages 7-11 in the Guys and Gals Lead Thursday at the Madison County Fair. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

Jayden Baker, 12, of London, is the 2017 Lamb & Wool Queen at the Madison County Jr. Fair. She was named Thursday.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_JaydenBakerpiccol.jpgJayden Baker, 12, of London, is the 2017 Lamb & Wool Queen at the Madison County Jr. Fair. She was named Thursday. Jane Beathard | For The Madison Press

By Jane Beathard

For The Madison Press

Jane Beathard is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.

Jane Beathard is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.