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Residents Fare Well In Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER — A few Newtown residents earned trophies, ribbons and other honors during the 63rd Bridgewater Country Fair, which was presented at Bridgewater Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, August 15-17.

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company received the trophy for Best Overall Fire Company following the fair’s opening event on August 15, Bridgewater Fair Firemen’s Parade.

In addition, other residents received honors for their efforts during the annual three-day event.

Kyle Mockovak, 10, competed several times in this year’s contests, and placed first in the 9-10-Year Old Pedal Tractor Pull on August 16. He then returned o Sunday to win the 9-10 Class with a full pull. He won a John Deere pedal tractor for these efforts, and retires a two-time champion, having won the 5-6 Class in 2010. He reportedly hopes to move up to the Garden Tractor Pull next year.

James Damilo of Newtown finished in fifth on Saturday in the 5-6-Year Old Tractor Pull.

Erik Benson placed second in the Pie Eating Contest (Youth) on Saturday. Fellow Newtown resident Jake Dandfea finished in second during Sunday’s youth competition.

Sandy Schill won first place in the Vegetable & Fruit Exhibit (Senior Division) for Celery.

Congratulations to other residents who may have earned ribbons and awards. Unfortunately, the names of winners were released by judges without corresponding hometowns for a large number of competition categories this year, including Baking (Junior and Senior divisions), Flowers (Junior and Senior Divisions), Hobbies (Junior and Senior) , Junior Beef Show, Needlework (Junior and Senior), Oxen Pull (Class IV/Over 3,200 pounds); and the Chet Boyd, Helen Stuart and Commercial Exhibit (indoor and outdoor) Awards, which encompass dozens of names. 

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