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On The Road with Big Blue – Knox County Fair Edition! The Big Blue Crew is getting ready for the Knox County Fair! 

The Knox County Fair is going on 7/25 – 7/31! WNZR will be at the Fair all week bringing you show results and highlights of all the activities, plus we’ll feature some amazing kids and tell the stories of our Knox County 4-H participants.  

  • Over 943 youth exhibited projects at the Fair from FFA Shop and Crop to still projects in the 4H booth building to animal projects in the barns.  

  • 624 youth exhibitors had 1,194 animal projects. 700 animals were actually on the fairgrounds. 

  • Over 3,000 projects were exhibited! 


Don’t miss all the conversations that we shared on The Morning Thing’s blog. We talked with Junior Fair Board members, 4H winners, the Junior Fair Queen and King, Little Miss Knox County Fair and so many more! Check out our blog HERE

WNZR partnered with the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Admissions Office, Kokosing Incorporated and A+ Autobrokers to purchase a Steer at the Junior Fair Sales. The steer will be processed by Smithhisler Meats and the meat will be split up between our FOUR ADULT prize winners! PLUS, our four winners will receive a $100 dollar Kroger gift card courtesy of Cosby Heating and Cooling!  



We purchased a Steer from Isaac Wiley of Mount Vernon. The purchase price was $3,000!
Isaac just graduated from high school and is a member of The Clinton Clovers 4-H Club.
The steer weighs 1,463 pounds.
Isaac received the award for Reserve Champion in the “Other Category” in the Beef Breeding show!  


Smithhisler Meats will provide the processing. 


*Our four winners will each receive approximately 100 pounds of beef, including round steak, cube steak, rump roast, sirloin steak, sirloin tip roast, porterhouse, t-bone, rib steak, short rib, brisket, chuck roast, arm roast, soup bone, hamburger, and stew beef. (Cuts may differ depending on the specific animal purchased.)* 

Each adult prize is valued at approximately $1,000 dollars (includes sale price, processing, gift card, the 2021 On The Road with Big Blue t-shirt and lots of WNZR Goodies)! 


Congratulations to our 4 winners! 

  • Bob Van Riper of Mount Vernon 

  • Paula Daugherty of Heath 

  • Hannah Vaughn from Fredericktown

  • Klanci Smith of Mount Vernon              


Thanks to our prize partners for On The Road with Big Blue - Knox County Fair edition-  

A+ Auto Brokers, Kokosing Incorporated, MVNU Admissions, Cosby Heating and  

Cooling and Smithhisler Meats!


KIDS of EVERY age can WIN at the Knox County Fair!
We’ll have a Kid’s ultimate summer fun prize basket to give away EVERY day of the fair!
That’s SEVEN incredible baskets.


Kids (10 and under) Won an ultimate summer fun basket!

Our seven winners each received a summer sand bucket packed full of goodies including:
*sidewalk chalk 
*beach ball
*splash ring
*water toys
*glow sticks


Each basket winner also received
- a Children’s Bible
- A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool ($32 value)
- the VeggieTales DVD “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, - a VeggieTales Movie”
- the 2021 On The Road with Big Blue t-shirt
- and lots of WNZR goodies. 


Each basket is valued at $70.

Congratulations to our Kid's Prize Basket Winners:

Sunday, 7/25: Elivia Brenley from Walhonding

Monday, 7/26: Jensyn Baldwin from Mount Vernon

Tuesday, 7/27: Ava Hoobler of Howard

Wednesday, 7/28: Emersen Blanchard of Fredericktown

Thursday 7/29 – Elizabeth Alverson of Fredericktown 

Friday 7/30 – Kaylie Barlock of Howard 

Saturday 7/31 – Johnstown Grubb of Fredericktown


We also gave away an AWESOME student prize backpack for ages 11 - 17 courtesy of WNZR and the Office of Admissions at MVNU. 

The prize included:
* An MVNU Cougar drawstring backpack that is stuffed full of goodies!
* 3 T-Shirts
* 3 frisbees 

* 2 water bottles 

* socks 

* hat
* headband 
* lanyard 

* blue light glasses 

* flash drive 

* car charger 

* MVNU pin and stickers 

* hand sanitizer 

* WNZR guitar flyswatter
* NIV Student Bible 
* A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool ($32 value) 

* Look Up Child CD by Lauren Daigle 

* Reason, Deluxe Edition CD by Unspoken 
* Living Hope CD by Phil Wickham  

* ONE ticket to Sonfest 2021 at MVNU
* Plus lots of WNZR goodies.


Congratulations to our Student Prize Basket Winner – Adrian Clutter of Howard!  

Thanks to our broadcast underwriters for their support of our Knox County Fair Coverage:

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

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