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Kane County Fair and Livestock Show 2023


Left to right:

  • My Fair Ladies (l-r): Itallee Minniear, Kenzli Reese and Morgan Reese. Photo by Jerry Melrose. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Winners of the Dummy Roping were, (l-r) first place Bret Heaton and JW Reese; second place Brian Reese and Wyatt Reese. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Myrna Cox, noted Glendale poet, displays her collection of memorabilia honoring Kane County service veterans, including this year’s Grand Marshal Dellas H. Sorensen, whose Army uniform is adjacent the framed article of helicopter pilot William “Bill” Jackson. Bill, who attended Valley Elementary and graduated from Kanab High School, died when his Sea Knight helicopter crashed at sea on August 14, 1991. Also, featured is the photograph of beloved Glendale native, Brian Harris, killed in the line of duty while a Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Ruth Cox maneuvers around the bull pen in front of the dais where Wyatt Cox conducts his glossolalia-laced auctioneering aside (l-r) Joeie Harris and Letitia Cox keeping the books on all sales. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Grand Marshal Dellas Sorensen, born and raised in Orderville, after serving a mission to England and two years as an army veteran in Viet Nam, attended BYU, where he met his wife Colleen on his way to a highschool teaching career in Florida and back again to his Valley alma mater for 20 years of Industrial Arts and FFA. He developed a small ranch where they raised cattle and eight kids, who gave them 33 grands and six great-grands! Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Echo Stotlar, 12-year-old Kanab Middle Schooler, alongside her “Best of Show” golden ribbon awarded for hen with newborn chicks. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Nona Burnitt of Glendale with the “Sweepstakes” ribbon in front of two of her three quilt entries this year. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Scotlynn Minniear, Kanab, poses proudly with her Reserve Grand Champion Pewee Class lamb, and older brother Archer stands with his Grand Champion Pewee Class lamb.

  • Signing-in at the Finish Line of the Night Glow Fun Run following the Kane County Fair Parade on August 10, are, from foreground (left-to-right): Miss Kane County Second Attendant Queen Kaylee Brinkerhoff, Norah Hoyt, Mitchell Hoyt, (and behind them), Norah’s mom and Mitchell’s aunt April. Also, in pink, blowing bubbles is First Attendant Princess Shelby Tullis, with a sliver on Princess Jaylee Hoyt. Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Youth showmen proudly display their steers as the judge looks over this years entries. Photo courtesy of Wade Heaton.

  • Gathering in the North Events Center arena for Friday’s livestock judging awarding specifically designated buckles and ribbons are: Kassidee Cox (Glendale), Dylan Stubbs (Kanab) and Lizzie Reese (Kanab). Photo by Jerry Melrose.

  • Graduates gratefully applauding the generosity of bidders in the Jeff Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund hog auction which yielded a Grand Total of $16,500. The $5,500 set-price bull sale will also benefit these recipients (left-to-right): Kessa Wheeler, Holdyn Cluff, Jodi Cluff, Ruth Cox and Hazel Harris. Caption by Jerry Melrose, photo by Lisa Church.

  • Tason Wheeler, Kanab, keeping his lambs clean and dry as they prepare to enter the ring. Photo courtesy of Kane County 4H.


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