Locals prevail at Huron County Plowing Match - Aug. 24, 2017
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Huron County Plowing Match took place last week in South Huron on the farm of John and Kathy Gielen near Crediton and many locals took top spots throughout the event.
Paul Dodds of Winthrop took the top spot in the Senior Plowing Championship with Seaforth-area competitor Kevin Haney coming in second and earning the Reserve title.
Blyth’s Lucas Townsend won the Junior Plowing Championship with Shawn Ryan of Walton taking the Reserve spot.
Walton’s Craig Baan brought home the Warden’s Award, usually given to the junior champion however previous winners are ineligible, and the McGavin Family Award for highest score in the junior class.
The Val-Lea Farms Award for the Youngest Huron Plow Person was awarded to Walton’s John Ryan.
Richard Elliott of Middlesex County won the Antique Plowing Champion while the Don Dodds Visitor Award was given to Carman Weppler of Wellington County.
Kara Hendriks of the Dungannon area brought home the Queen of the Furrow title and will represent Huron County at the 2018 International Plowing Match (IPM) in Chatham-Kent. Kara also won the Miss Friendship award.
Also in the Queen competition, Nile-area competitor Eugenia Pentland took Top Plow Girl and former Huron County Princess Maranda Klaver received the First Runner-Up award.
Brooklyn Hendriks of the Dungannon-area brought home the Huron County Princess award and will represent Huron County at the 2017 IPM in Walton next month.