Great-great-grandmother Anna Baker (1905-1991) would be so happy that her family has continued her legacy of participating in the Summit County Fair.
Both her children, Earl and Ellen, aspired to be 4-H advisers and Ellen was also elected 4-H Queen in approximately 1945.
Then in the 1960s, daughter-in-law Esther also became an adviser for the third generation granddaughters, Elaine, Margaret and Debbie. They all enjoyed sewing and modeling their clothes.
Earl taught wood carving to the boys.
Debbie has continued entering and encourages her children and grandchildren to enjoy sewing and crafting. Fourth-generation great-granddaughters, Emily, Annie and Monica, enter sewing, crochrting, scrapbooking and photography. Fifth-generation great-great-grandchildren that have participated in the last few years include, Ricky, Savannah, Madison, Morgan and Mallory.
The tradition continued this year and has been the most fun for the family, welcoming their youngest, 4-year-old Macie, to enter for the first time along with her sisters, brother, cousin and grandmother, Debbie Allebach.
The family took home this year four Best of Show Rosettes, 32 first place, six second place, three third place and one fourth place ribbons.
According to the family, “Mrs. Baker always gave credit and thanks to God for her inspiration and talent. This family is also blessed by her influence and faith.”