Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ contests

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The Swappin’ Meetin’ will once again sponsor several contests, the rules for each include:


All quilters are invited to enter work made during the past year in the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ Quilt Contest.

Contestants are limited to two quilts per category: Novelty, pieced, appliqué, baby quilts, wall hangings and beginner.

The pieces will be judged on top design, quilt design, color combination, materials used, and use of padding, lining and binding. Best of Show, first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded.

Quilts may be brought to Lynn Cox in the library, located in Chrisman Hall or to Mary Jo Brashears in the Godbey Appalachian Center, room 223.

Entry forms must be completed for each piece including name and address of person entering quilt, name of pattern and name of person responsible for the quilt if someone other than the entrant is picking up the quilt on Saturday.

Quilts will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 2. Quilts will be judged after 3 p.m. on Friday. Quilts will remain on display until 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center.

The quilt exhibit is so popular that individuals possessing quilts older than one year are strongly urged to bring them to the Quilt Exhibit for public viewing.

For further details about the contest, contact Lynn Cox at 606-589-3073 or Mary Jo Brashears at 606-589-3148.


Entries (cakes, pies, breads and pastries) may be delivered to the Godbey Appalachian Center Concession Stand or Newman Hall Information Desk until 4 p.m. on Oct. 2, and until 10 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Each entry must be labeled with the following information: Category, name, telephone number, address and date item was baked. Only one item per category will be accepted.

First, second, third and Best of Show ribbons will be awarded. Best of Show will also be awarded a $100 prize.

For further information, contact Joel Tucker at 606-589-2145 ext.13229


This unique and popular contest pits students, teachers and community folk in the art of hog calling. Contestants are judged on quality of sound and the judge’s belief that the sound emitted would actually call the hogs in from the field.

First and second place ribbons will be awarded. Hog calling will take place near the flagpole between the Godbey Appalachian Center and the lower parking lot at 11 a.m. on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.

For more information, contact Michael Corriston at 606-589-3137.


The pumpkin contest will now be a pumpkin race. Make your pumpkin mobile. Add wheels and customize it. Decorate it as to “beauty,” or horror or mystery. Build it for speed. Use your mathematics and science skills to make your pumpkin aerodynamic.

Pumpkin-mobiles will be raced with one another on a custom track. Entrants will apply concepts of aerodynamics as they build their entries.

Ribbons will be given for first, second and Best of Show.

Each pumpkin must have a label with the following information: Type of pumpkin, name of entrant, telephone number, address, and the approximate weight of the pumpkin.

Time and location to be announced.

For more information, contact Jason Forson at 606-589-3154


In addition to homemade pickles, jams and jellies the following items may also be entered: Sauerkraut, chow-chow, beets, eggs, pickled vegetables and peppers.

All entries must have been prepared within the current year and each must have a label with the following information: Category, entrant’s name, telephone number, address and date entry was prepared.

Bring entries to the Continuing Education Office in the Godbey Appalachian Center room 223 by noon Oct. 2.

First, second and third place ribbons as well as a Best of Show will be awarded. Prizes for best entries will be $5 for baked goods, $25 for pickles an $25 for jams/jellies.

For further information, contact Tessa Roark at 606-589-3047.


Competition is open to all age groups and players will be assigned playing brackets. The contest will begin in the Newman Hall lobby at 9 a.m. and end by noon on Oct. 2.

The winners of each round will play other winners until several rounds have been completed to determine the champion. First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in each category.

For further information, contact Erin Reasor at 606-589-3054.


Participants will undergo the trials and tribulations of hopping and skipping to win a cake, cupcakes or some other tasty delight.

The contest will be held in the game room of Falkenstine Hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2.

For further information, call Tammy Gilbert at 606-589-3086.


This award is given to the school with the most participants and winners in the art contest. A trophy is awarded to the winning school. The art work crayons, pen and ink, water colors, oils and may also be three dimensional.

For more information, contact Carolyn Sundy at 606-589-3052.


This award is given to the school with the most students in attendance and also participating in various contests and activities.

Schools must complete and return the survey forms included in this packet. The return of these forms is critical in evaluating the winner for this trophy.

For further information, contact Michael Corriston at 606-589-3137 or [email protected]

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