2015-09-29 / Front Page

40th Annual White River Poultry Club Show Held Saturday At Owen County Fairgrounds In Spencer

The Owen County Fairgrounds was abuzz with activity last Saturday morning as the grounds played host to the 40th annual White River Poultry Club Show.

Exhibitors from all over the Midwest and beyond converged on the Spencer location to attend one of the first shows held in the state since the Indiana bird movement ban was lifted on September 17th.

License plates from as close as Spencer, Freedom and Bloomington, Indiana to as far away as Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and even North Carolina dotted the parking lot of the grounds.

Exhibitors ranged in age from the young to the young at heart with both a children’s division or junior show and an adult division, showing in the regular show.

According to White River Poultry Club member and Owen County Fair Board member Bill Pursell, there were over 1,400 birds in the show with an additional 600 birds for sale on the grounds, making it the largest event to date for the club. Originally the event was to feature three judges, but another two were later secured to bring the total to five in order to effectively judge the number of fowl on hand.

In the photos below, Peyton Page, age seven, and her little brother Kayden Page, age three, show off one of their dad’s ducks. Peyton and Kayden are the children of Dustin and Jessica Page of Darlington, Indiana.

Gracie Compton, age 11, is shown in the next photo below. Gracie is the daughter of Matt and Christina Compton of Columbus and she is shown will her Silkie which earned the title of class champion in the junior show.

Savannah Poling, age 10, is shown in the last photo below. Savannah is the daughter of Brian and Robin Poling of Nashville, Indiana. (Staff Photos by Amanda York)

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