Human Ecology Fair Exhibitors 2011
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.
« 1st Place - Delaware Academy School Future Farmers of America’s exhibit on Maple Syrup received Blue Ribbon for First Place and Blue Ribbon for quality of exhibit. This blockbuster eye-catching exhibit is informative, attractive, educational, and reminds fairgoers of Delaware County’s historical legacy of maple syrup production.
« 2nd place winner is A Quilt of Many Colors’s Exhibit “Quilting Past and Present,” receiving both a Red Ribbon and Blue Ribbon. The added touch of antique sewing machines and old quilts enhances this presentation; one judge found that these brought back fond memories of being in 4-H. Fair attendees can also pick up the Fall Schedule of Quilting classes flyer and handouts on some of the patterns.
« 3rd Place - Cowbella, a 7th generation dairy farming family, is the Third Place winner, receiving White and Red Ribbons for their exhibit. The detailed photographs and captions relate the history of this family business and the yogurt and butter making processes. Cowbella plain and flavored yogurts and unsalted butters are available in some of the county’s northern supermarkets. 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.
« Honorable Mention - Inspire Me! is a recently started family operated business that provides craft supplies and classes in Stamford. This Exhibit was awarded Honorable Mention for their “History of Crocheting” and shows stunning crocheted projects.
« Honorable Mention - The Catskill Area Hospice exhibit on Camp Forget-Me-Not, Honorable mention, provides information about their services for children who grieve over the death of family or favored pet. The Camp is held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi, during the month of October. Hospice initiated this unique program in 2002 with support and guidance from the Delaware County Rural Healthcare Alliance and Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. This similar camp experience is also available for youth living in Otsego and Schoharie counties.
« Honorable Mention - Hanford Mills’ “The Hanford Photographs” Exhibit also received Honorable Mention for their quality display. These photographs, part of the larger exhibit on the Hanford Mills Museum, and wood product samples depict 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.