The Knox County Fair


On The Road with Big Blue – Knox County Fair Edition!


There were 983 youth participating in shows and exhibits at this year’s Knox County Fair. In 2017, there are 1,578 projects at the Fair and 676 kids are showing 1,271 animal projects. The WNZR staff supports their hard work and will be cheering them on.


Congratulations to our 4 Adult (18 and older) Prize Basket Winners!


Hog #1 – Sarah Row of Mount Vernon won a 222 pound hog from Meredith Overholt from Fredericktown.  The purchase price was $3.75 a pound giving a total price of $832.50.  Meredith is a part of Country Critters 4-H Club. WNZR purchased this hog with Kokosing Inc.


















Hog #2 – Theresa Cobb of Mount Vernon won a 236 pound hog from Natalie Caudill from Centerburg.  The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $708.  Natalie belongs to the Centerburg FFA. WNZR purchased this hog with A+ Autobrokers.

















Hog #3 – Grace Pozderac of Mount Vernon won a 262 pound hog from Jeremiah McKinley from Fredericktown.  The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $786.  4-H Club is Green Valley Giants. (WNZR purchased this hog with Kokosing Inc.)






















Hog #4 – Rebecca Comerford of of Fredericktown won a 223 pound hog from Riley Farrell from Newark. The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $669.  Riley is a member of the Lighthouse 4H Club. (WNZR purchased this hog with A+ Autobrokers.)






















WNZR partnered with the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Admissions Office, Kokosing Construction Company and A+ (plus) Autobrokers to purchase the four Hogs at the Knox County Junior Fair Sales. Each hog will be processed by Smithhisler Meats and the meat will be given to one of our FOUR ADULT prize winners! PLUS our four winners received a $100 dollar Kroger gift card courtesy of Cosby Heating and Cooling! Each adult prize is valued at approximately $800 dollars (includes sale price, processing, gift card and the 2017 On The Road with Big Blue t-shirt)!



We gave away a Kid’s ultimate summer fun prize basket EVERY day of the fair! Each winner received a summer sand bucket packed full of goodies including:


• sidewalk chalk

• bubbles

• Frisbees

• water balloons

• beach ball

• water shooter

• a light-up bouncy ball

• Each basket winner will also receive a Children’s Bible Story Book, VeggieTales DVD “The League of Incredible Vegetables”, the 2017 On The Road with Big Blue t-shirt and lots of WNZR goodies.


Kid’s Prize baskets are for kids 10 and under. Each basket is valued at $40.


Congratulations to our 7 Knox County Fair Kid's Prize Basket winners:


Sunday 7/23 – Luke Cobb of Mount Vernon

Monday 7/24 – Alice Ruckman of Mount Vernon

Tuesday 7/25 – Michael Carpenter of Bellville

Wednesday 7/26 – Reese Hubbard of Mount Vernon

Thursday 7/27 – Cami Stewart of Mount Vernon

Friday 7/28 – Kerry Kennedy of Mount Vernon

Saturday 7/29 – Ilene Quinn of Mount Vernon




Ages 11 - 17 courtesy of WNZR and the Office of Admissions at MVNU. The basket was valued at $100 and included:


• An MVNU Cougar drawstring backpack that is stuffed full of goodies!

• 3 T-Shirts

• 4 frisbees

• 3 keychains

• beach ball

• mini-basketball

• a light-up bouncy ball

• MVNU water bottle

• MVNU sunglasses

• WNZR LED glow bracelet

• WNZR drawstring backpack

• NIV Student Bible

• “To Save a Life” DVD and devotional (that dares you to make a difference in your school)

• ONE ticket to Sonfest 2017 at MVNU.

• Plus lots of WNZR goodies.


Congratulations to our Student Prize Basket winner: Triana Fry of Bellville!



Thanks to our On The Road with Big Blue partners for the Knox County Fair:




















WNZR also thanks the these broadcast partners for their
 support of the Knox County Fair:


Ann Laudeman Realtor for Real Living Home Team

Blubaugh Body and Frame

Brenda’s Hair Gallery

CES Credit Union

Chapel Hill Golf Course

Chez Laure Salon stylists - Lori Shipley, Jeanna Springer, Sara Dilbone, Kaylee Sieving, And Drezden Palms And Teeth Whitening With Yvonne Young*

Cody’s Drain Cleaning Plus

Country Court Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Danville Family Dentistry and Knox County Dental

Danville Feed and Supply, Lumber and Hardware

Didinger & Son Crop Service

Brian Van Winkle with Edward Jones Investments

First Knox National Bank

Foster’s Healthmart Pharmacy

Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic

Good Impressions Printing and Promotional Products

G.R. Smith Hardware

Gate’s Truck and Auto Repair

Heartland Promotional Products, LLC

Holmes Tire LLC

Becky Payne – Howard Hanna RealCom

Independent Termite and Pest Control

Kahrl and Company Insurance

Knox Community Hospital

Knox County Community Health Center

Knox County Health Department

KSAAT, The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team

The Knox County Veterans Service Office

Lanning’s Foods

MAC Heating and Cooling

Mid – Ohio Suzuki Honda Yamaha Kawasaki

Miller’s Farm Market

Mohican Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mort’s Auto Care

Ohio Rental

The People’s Bank

Pizza Dock

Pond Tire Company

Ralston Art Memorial

Revere Roofing Company

The Office of Simona Moore CNP

Sojourners Counseling Services, LLC

The Spotlight Dance and Gymnastics Center

Starting Point

Tim’s Lawn Service


Whit’s Frozen Custard

Wilging, Roush, and Parsons CPAs

Yoder Autobody and Collision Repair

Zander Pest Control



On The Road with Big Blue — Prizes and Family Fun all year long!