By Travis Mounts
Taking part in the Sedgwick County Fair is a family tradition for Libby Heflin. The Haysville resident is a member of the Derby 4-H Club, and competed in several categories at last week’s Fair.
It was a good Fair for Heflin, and possibly her last. The Campus High graduate will begin college in a few weeks. She’s eligible be active one more year, but she said her college schedule will probably keep her from taking part one final year.
It was a good Fair for Heflin. She earned a grand champion ribbon in the dog show, which was held July 13 at the Sedgwick County Extension office in Wichita. She competed in Agility 2 (there are four levels – pre-agility, 1, 2 and 3) with her dog, Valentine, who is a beagle and Russell terrier mix. She has participated in the dog program for four years.
She also earned a purple ribbon for her dill bread, got a blue ribbon in the star clothing review, and earned a purple and two blues in photography.
Heflin has been involved with 4-H for 12 years. Her older sister and brother were active, and her nephew, Cooper Garner of Wichita, competed for the first time this year.
Photography and the dog program have been her favorite areas, and Heflin said she’d like to get a minor in photography.
“I’ve met so many people. It’s like a small family,” she said. “I love meeting everybody and have become more self-confident.
Heflin is the daughter of Warren and Lena Heflin of Haysville.
Libby Heflin of Haysville earned a purple for this photograph plus two blue ribbons for other images during last week’s Sedgwick County Fair in Cheney. Heflin will begin college soon at Cowley College.