Pettit to preside over Guys & Gals Sheep Lead

2015 Fayette County Lamb & Wool Queen Abbi Pettit

Abbi Pettit is the 2015 Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen and one of the many highlights during her reign will include presiding over the Guys & Gals Sheep Lead competition on Monday, July 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Sales Arena at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

This special event gives spectators a real opportunity to view a class of beauty and it helps promote the sheep and wool industry.

At this year’s Fayette County Fair, the Guys & Gals Sheep Lead directors have decided to bring back the costume class this year after having several inquiries about it. This class allows participants to not only model their beautiful outfits, but it allows them to show off their creativity and personalities a bit. As before, there will be a singles class and a pairs fashion class.

All class participants must be between the ages of 3-years-old to adult. Entry fees are divided by attire, not age. The fee for the singles class is $10 and the fee for the pairs and costume class is $15. Please note that all commentaries are due when entries are made this Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. No late entries or commentaries will be accepted after that date. Commentary forms may be picked up in advance at the Fayette County Extension Office, or the secretary’s office at the fairgrounds. Those interested can also go online at to obtain entry forms.

All participants must register at the Mahan Building on either Friday, July 10 or Saturday, July 11 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year, The Jodi Baker, The Malcolm Bloomer, The B.J. Williams, The Loni Grice, The Bob & Jean Cottrill, and The Fayette County Shepherds Club rotating trophies will be presented to Fayette County exhibitors in their respective classes. Those trophies will remain in their possession for one year.

A director’s scholarship will also be awarded to a Fayette County high school senior who has participated in the Guys & Gals Sheep Lead competition for at least three years. Senior participants should write a brief biography (no more than two pages) about themselves and their involvement in the sheep industry and lead competitions. This should be returned to Tabitha Melvin on, or before, July 11.

For more information or if you wish to help sponsor this event, contact director Tabitha Melvin at 740-437-7440.