Co-Line County Fair 2017

A variety of fun fair-themed contests kept the good times rolling at the annual company picnic on Saturday, Aug. 5. Nearly 400 Co-Liners and family members took part in the “Co-Line County Fair,” which had attendees burying their faces in pies, searching their fields for the tallest stalk of corn, and showing off their legs – all in hopes of winning a prize.

For just entering a contest, Co-Liners received a $25 gift card to the store option of their choice. Winners of the contests fared even better with the top three each receiving a Co-Line cooler bag and varying amounts of beef certificate dollars ($75 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third). New this year,  bucket of junk and freestyle junk contests were held, with Co-Liners creating very impressive works of art. Winners of those two contests received cash prizes ($300 for first, $200 for second, and $100 for third).

Picnic attendees enjoyed the entertaining contests and activities for all ages. After topping it off with delicious fair food from Country Catering and an over-the-top, spectacular fireworks show, everyone went home happy from the Co-Line County Fair.

Fireworks light up the night and illuminate onlookers.

Fireworks light up the night and illuminate onlookers.

The precision measuring skills of Gary Smith of the quality department were needed to determine the tallest corn stalk winners, from left: 1st: Dan Tool – 149.7”, 2nd: Elliott Mapes – 147.8”, 3rd: Dan Schutte – 146.7”, and Honorable Mention: Gabby Axmear.

The precision measuring skills of Gary Smith of the quality department were needed to determine the tallest corn stalk winners, from left: 1st: Dan Tool – 149.7”, 2nd: Elliott Mapes – 147.8”, 3rd: Dan Schutte – 146.7”, and Honorable Mention: Gabby Axmear.

Husband-calling winners were: 1st: Linda Arkema, 2nd: Beckie Reed (wife of Ken Reed), 3rd: Sheila Welch (wife of James Welch)

Husband-calling winners were: 1st: Linda Arkema, 2nd: Beckie Reed (wife of Ken Reed), 3rd: Sheila Welch (wife of James Welch)

A messy, no-hands pie-eating contest.

A messy, no-hands pie-eating contest.

Jacob McElroy helps his 11-month-old daughter Brystol pick out a stuffed monkey.

Jacob McElroy helps his 11-month-old daughter Brystol pick out a stuffed monkey.