Johnny Grist, Maple Hill, sits comfortably atop his tractor as he pulls a semi during the 2005 Douglas County Fair Antique Tractor Pull on Thursday.
Two families visit the animal sheds Thursday at the Douglas County Fair. Entering the goat barn, second from left, are Christina Johnston, Kansas City, Mo.; Henry Cintra, 3, his mother, Carol Cintra, Overland Park; her son, Max, 5; and Johnston's son, Henry Johnston.
Jim Little, 67, of Silver Lake, sits on the front of a 1937 Oliver tractor as he awaits competition in the Douglas County Fair antique tractor pull on Thursday night. When asked about participating in the event, Little said, "It kind of gets in your blood, and it's hard to quit."
Quinton Keen, 13, Baldwin, a member of the Pioneers 4-H Club, rests next to his Jersey calf, Lucky Clover. Quinton entered the calf in competition Thursday but, despite her name, she wasn't so lucky and placed second. Keen won first place with his other entries at the fair.
From left, Roger Kitsmiller, Lawrence, Ralph Leonhard, Berryton, and Kitsmiller's son, Russell, 14, wait for the bucket calf show. Kitsmiller's daughter, Lacey, was showing her bucket calf Thursday.
Baylee Wulfkuhle, 3, Berryton, catches a breeze through her hair. Baylee was in the community building Thursday with her family at the Douglas County Fair.
Jade Slavin, 5, of Vinland, leans into the cooling breeze of a fan while she attends the bucket calf show in the community building.
A bright crimson hibiscus towers above fair goers Chase Koph, 10, Lawrence, and his uncle Chester Schmitendorf, Lawrence, as they visit the flower entries Thursday at the Douglas County Fair.
From left Mary Garzillo, 14, Lacey Hunsinger, 13, and Megan Barber, 15, get sidetracked from washing Megan's sheep. The three 4-Hers had the water fight Thursday at the Douglas County Fair amid high temperatures.
From left, Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin, Steve Williams, and Tracy Brown, all watch as one of 11 pies were cut. Gwin sat down to 11 homemade pies Thursday at the Douglas County Fair to help the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. pick a winner in the pie baking contest.
Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin sits down to 11 homemade pies Thursday at the Douglas County Fair to help the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. pick a winner in the pie baking contest. The winning entry, a peach blue-berry pie, was made by three-time winner Twilla Brown, of Baldwin. After the judging, the pies are donated to the 4-H food stand to be sliced and sold, with proceeds going to the Douglas County 4-H Council.
Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin sits down to 11 homemade pies Thursday at the Douglas County Fair to help the Lawrence Home Builders Assn. pick a winner in the pie baking contest.