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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 20, 2017

Sheep show to become annual event

By Linda Wenger | Jul 10, 2013
Garrett Greiner, 6, front, won the Reserve Grand Champion WBI award in a sheep show organized to honor his grandfather, Pat Greiner, Sunday afternoon, July 7, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. From left are Pete Dempsey of Oklahoma, sheep show judge; Garrett’s grandmother Shirley Greiner; Ted Greiner; Ted’s sister, Kim Greiner; and Ted’s brother, Sid Greiner. Ella Greiner, Garrett’s sister stands next to him.

The Pat Greiner Memorial Open Sheep Show brought 100 entries from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois, to Washington, Sunday, July 7. The show was held on the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Ted Greiner, son of the late Pat Greiner, said there was a great crowd at the sheep show. In fact, Ted’s son, Garrett Greiner, won the Reserve Champion WBI. Garrett is 6.
Ted also said the event was a good fundraiser for the Dutch Creek Flyers 4-H Club, a club he leads.
“I want to thank all those who helped with the show,” Ted said.
The sheep show was so successful that Greiner and the organizers, Fletcher Flynn and Corey Happel, hope to make it an annual event. Ted also hopes to move the sheep up on the calendar so it will bring in more county fair people.
Flynn was also pleased with the event and the number of entries in the show. He provided information on the results of the show.
The Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Caleb Whitcomb. The Reserve Champion Market Lamb honor went to Chance Deppe.
Zach Zuber showed the Grand Champion Commercial Ewe. The reserve went to Chelsea Schminke.
The Grand Champion WBI was shown by Madison Rule. The Reserve Champion WBI was won by Garrett Greiner, son of Ted and grandson of the late Pat Greiner.
The proceeds of the show went to the grand champions and reserve champions.
The late Pat Greiner earned the respect of his family, the Keota community, Washington County 4-H and the sheep industry in the state of Iowa over many years of service and support. The event was organized to honor him and all the work he did for the sheep industry.

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