Tammy Calico and “Count” Demostrate at 2021 Great Darke County Fair

by | Aug 29, 2021 | Darke County News, Media, The Great Darke County Fair

"Count" - Champion RU Redi 2 County UR Blessings poses for a photo.

Tammy Calico and "Count" Demonstrate at the GDCF Dog Show.

Judging was done at the Great Darke County Fair Dog Show by Tammy Calico of Conway, Arkansas.

Tammy owns a nationally ranked AKC Breed Champion named “Count,” whose real name is “Champion RU Redi 2 County UR Blessings.”

Count is an 8 year old Vizsla, which is a Hungarian Pointer breed. 

Vizsla dogs are mid-sized, friendly, personable, energetic, are sporting/hunting dogs, are playful outside and calm indoors, and can be good service dogs.

She is a Companion Dog (CD), Beginning Novice (BN), Novice Agility Preference (NAP), and Dock Master (DM).

Her Dock Diving is a record set in Orlando, FL, of 22′ 10″ leap from a dock in the water.

Her AKC champion status took 4 years to attain, by attending shows in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

The Count traveled to Darke County with her grandson Walter and several family members.

Left to Right: Julie Lambert, Tammy Calico, Victoria Lambert, Donna Thomas, and Cadence Valentine pose with "Count" and her grandson "Walter."
Beginners Novice A Champion - Left to Right Tammy Calico, Karla Greer and "Tine"
Beginner Novice B Champion - Left to Right: Tammy Calico, Carolyn Elam, and "Fern"
Lennon and "Maggie" watch the 2021 Dog Show
Katie Miller and "Batman" also made an appearance.

Dick has lived most of his life in Greenville, graduating from G.H.S. in 1964.

He earned a S.S. in Applied Science from Miami University in 1968 and went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT. After returning to Greenville, he taught one year at the G.J.H.S. before buying McVay's Sporting Goods.

He closed McVay's to enter the profession of real estate appraising and did all the work for Greenville Federal Savings and Loan for more than a decade.

For more than a decade, he has been President of the Greenville High School Alumni Association and is dedicated to preserving the school's history through research and photography. He passes out thousands of glossy 8" x 10" photos for students to keep as memories of the high school years, and has worked with the school's Yearbook since 2008.

His database chronicles many aspects of the school's history and is available on the alumni website: www.greenvillealumni.org under More/G.H.S. History.

Dick was Vice President of the Garst Museum for over 20 years and is now an Emeritus Board Member. His father Pete Brown was President of the Museum for 2S years and the family has made many contributions to the Darke County Historical Society. He has an extensive collection of old, area post cards and local history in general.

He was voted as the Ohio local History Alliance Champion Award in 2019, receiving the award in Columbus for his extensive work in local history for Greenville and Darke County.

His wife Dianne just passed away in 2021, and he has two children, Brandy Hill and husband Dr. Josh Hill of Columbus, and Betsy Reiber and husband Kraig Reiver of Centerville. Each family has two daughters, born since 2017.

Dick firmly believes in the new technology that Darke County Now is bringing to Darke County local news scene. The great staff that is in place has gotten our new company off to a fantastic start and will change the landscape of disseminating local news for many years to come. He is proud to be a part of this important new news source.

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