Deputy Chad Loyd with the Hotchkiss Marshal’s Office prepares to take the plunge at the Hotchkiss Home Plate dunk tank fundraiser Saturday. The Marshal’s Office said Loyd would wear his uniform if Home Plate could raise $300 during the Jeneve Rose Mitchell concert at the Farm to Fiddle Festival.
Photos by Tamie Meck On Friday night, Aug. 12, under the lights of the grandstands, a couple dances to the music of Redhead Express. The bluegrass/country band from Alaska was the opening act for the headliner Ned LeDoux and Western Underground. LeDoux is the son of the late country legend, Chris LeDoux, whose band was Western Underground.
Irene Shenk, 13, with North Fork Mavericks 4-H shows her standard American chinchilla buck. The rabbit, which won the Intermediate Showmanship division, was found in a garden on Willow Heights about 8 years ago and has been shown at the fair every year since.