Biggest Pumpkin, Biggest Prize – Punkin Show Premiums, 1899

Skidmore’s business men rose to the occasion and furnished an impressive list of premiums for the Punkin Show, as we see in this article from the October 6, 1899 edition. ┬áIt would appear that the paper and the organizers didn’t think to capture all the names of the winners in this first year, but subsequent years’ editions made up for that.
That Big Punkin Show
Liberal Premiums – The Largest Pumpkin Gets The Largest Prize

The success of the big pumpkin show in Skidmore, Wednesday, October 11, is assured. The committee met, Friday night, and arranged the premium list as given below. Sixty-one dollars and fifty cents have been subscribed in cash and merchandise by the business firms of Skidmore. The sum will be used for paying these premiums, all of which are very liberal. Every farmer who takes pride in his farm and its products will prepare as fine an exhibit as possible and bring it in to compete for the prizes. Now is the time to look around and see what you have! Don’t allow yourself to be outclassed by your neighbor or some other man’s neighbor.

Premium List
Largest Pumpkin, 1st prize $5.00 cash; 2d $2.50 mdse., Wade & Hitchcock. Best one-half dozen, any one variety raised on one farm, 1st prize Silver Berry Dish; R. A. Walker. 2d, one year’s subscription to the Standard. Best collection all varieties raised on one farm 1st prize, one six-foot extension ladder, Pinkston Bros. 2d prize, one year’s subscription to the Standard.

Largest Squash, 1st prize, $2.50 mdse. Moorhead; 2d $1 mdse., Mrs. Wood. Best collection grown and shown by oen exhibitor; 1st prize, $1.00 mdse. from E. T. Duval; 2d prize, six months subscription to the Standard.

Best dozen ears Yellow Corn, 1st prize $1.25 Dump Endgate, J. H. Grigsby; 2d prize $1.00 mdse., E. T. Duval.

Best dozen ears White Corn, 1st prize $1.00 mdse., E. T. Duval; 2d prize, six months subscription to the Standard.

Best dozen ears Popcorn, 1st prize 50 cents mdse., Yetter & Yetter.

Best one-half bu. Winter Wheat, 1st prize, one sack of Havner’s best flour; 2d prize, six months subscription to the Standard.

Best one-half bu. Spring Wheat, 1st prize $1.00 mdse. J. F. Kellogg; 2d prize 50 cents mdse. J. F. Kellogg.

Best one-half bu. Rye, prize 50 cents, mdse., J. F. Kellog.

Best one-half bu. Oats, 1st prize $1.00, mdse., J. F. Kellogg; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., J. F. Kellogg.

Best one-half bu. Red Clover seed 1st prize $1.00, mdse., J. F. Kellogg, 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., E. E. Tilton.

Best one-half bu. Timothy seed 1st prize $1.00, mdse., E. E. Tilton, 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., E. E. Tilton.

Best one-half bu. Sweet Potatoes, 1st prize $1.00, mdse., E. E. Tilton; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., E. E. Tilton.

Best one-half bu. Early Rose potatoes 1st prize $1.00, mdse., Sewell Bros. & Montgomery; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., Sewell Bros. & Montgomery.

Best one-half bu. Early Ohio potatoes, 1st prize, $1.00, mdse., Sewell Bros. & Montgomery; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., Sewell Bros. & Montgomery.

Best one-half bu. any late variety, 1st prize $1.00, mdse., Sewell Bros & Montgomery; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., Sewell Bros. & Montgomery.

Plate to consist of 6 apples, same variety, best display of Ben Davis Winesap and Jenneting, 1st prize 10 foot extension ladder, Pinkston Bros; 2d prize $1.25, mdse., T. L. Howden.

Best display of 6 varieties, any one exhibitor, 1st prize $1.50, mdse., Lee Chadduck; 2d prize $1.00, mdse., Lee Chadduck.

Best Quart beans, any variety, 1st prize six months subscription to the Standard; 2d prize three months subscription to the Standard.

Best dozen Beets prize 50 cents in cash, Dr. Pierpoint.

Best dozen Parsnips, prize 50 cents mdse, John Gray.

Best dozen heads late Cabbage, 1st prize $1.00, mdse., John Gray; 2d prize 50 cents, mdse., John Gray.

Largest Gourd 1st prize 50 cents, mdse., T. L. HOwden; 2d prize 25 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden.

Largest collection of Gourds, 1st prize 50 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden; 2d prize 25 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden.

Best peck White Onions, 1st prize 50 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden; 2d prize 25 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden;

Best peck Red Onions, 1st prize 50 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden; 2d prize 25 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden.

Best one-half bu. Turnips, 1st prize 50 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden; 2d prize 25 cents, mdse., T. L. Howden.

Best collection products raised on any one farm, $3.00 mdse., J. M. French & Co.

Best Loaf of Bread made from Havner’s Big Five flour, prize one sack of Big Five flour.

The Hall will be ready to receive articles for exhibition, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, October 7, 9, and 10. All entries must be made by Tuesday evening.

The Standard will have a large exhibit but will not compete for the prizes.

Below is a list of the names of those who gave toward the Punkin Show, either in goods or cash:

E. E. Tilton, mdse $2.50
Garnett & Strickler, cash 2.00
C. E. Painter, cash 1.00
Yetter & Yetter, mdse .50
T. L. Howden, mdse 5.00
Wade & Hitchcock, mdse 2.50
John Gray, mdse 2.00
Chas. Beverlin, cash 1.00
Fayette Cook, cash 1.00
Stults & Bramble, cash .50
A. R. Havner, mdse 2.25
Sewell Bros. & Montgomery, mdse 5.00
R. A. Walker, mdse 2.75
Dr. J. E. Pierpoint, cash .50
J. M. French & Co., mdse 3.00
Lee Chadduck, mdse 2.50
G. C. Ashbrook, cash .50
T. E. Haynes, cash 1.00
J. F. Kellogg, mdse 5.00
Farmers Bank, cash 3.00
J. H. Grigsby, mdse 2.50
Pinkston Bros., mdse 5.00
E. T. Duval, mdse 3.00
Mrs. B. E. Wood, mdse 1.00

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