Monday, August 28, 2006

Bidder #508 at the Hookstown Fair

Last week, we were pleased to twice have the opportunity to visit the Hookstown Fair. Located in Beaver County just a few minutes drive from the northern border of the 46th District, the fair is frequented by the residents of Hanover Township and Frankfort Springs Borough, as well as many from the Burgettstown area and beyond.

Beaver County does not have a single county fair -- instead it boasts two smaller fairs: the Hookstown Fair and the Big Knob Fair.

On Friday evening, Campaign Manager Tom Baker, Assistant Campaign Manager Andy Walz and I attended the Beaver County 4-H Stockman's Club 33rd Annual Livestock Show & Sale. I was bidder #508 (a scan of the placard is above). After purchasing a hog and a goat the previous week at the Washington County Fair, we decided to bid on lambs at the Hookstown Fair. I'm pleased to report I was the successful bidder on the Cross lamb of Justin Seibel, pictured at right, a 4-H member from the Burgettstown area. Justin's lamb weighed in at 116 pounds.

We donated Justin's lamb back to be reauctioned for the benefit of the group's scholarship fund. The lamb was purchased in that next round by my neighbor, Andy Steiminger of Third Street in McDonald. Andy is the owner of Buck Stove & Fireplace in Monaca.

THANK YOU to our team of Beaver County supporters who promoted my campaign all week at the GOP booth at the Hookstown Fair. This dedicated group included Betty Brodmerkel, John & Brenda Petkunas, Audrey Adrian, Donna Kozarovich and her family, Tammy Littel and her family, and South Side Area High School student Scott Crawford. Thanks, too, to Hanover Township Supervisor Dave Morgan for introducing me to some local voters Tuesday evening at the community tent.

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