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Archive for the ‘Fair’ Category

New Fairgrounds Livestock Barn Completed

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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The new Livestock Barn has been completed, and will be in use for this year’s fair.

“Country Nights, Carnival Lights” is the theme of the 2013 Drew County Fair & Livestock Show.

This year’s fair dates are Sept. 16-21. with the Fair Pageants and talent show scheduled for Sept. 9-14

A Junior Fair Board has been formed and will be assisting with this year’s fair.

Remember to start planning your exhibits, now.  The County Extension Office can provide information to help you.

Also, make plans to include your business, club, or organization in the Commercial Booth area.  Call Brenda Reed at 723-6740 to reserve your booth.

Fair Parade Marshalls Announced

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

012Hubert and Evelyn McKeown, longtime fair supporters and Rock Springs residents, have been selected to serve as the 2013 Drew County Fair Parade Marshals.

The fair parade will be held September 17.

Jr. Fair Board Added to Assist with County Fair

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

fairThe Drew County fair board is pleased to announce our 2013 Jr. Fair Board. This is our first year for this group and it is showing to be a great decision.

The purpose of the Jr. Fair Board is to increase the support of our youth, and educate them in the operations in community programs, such as the County Fair.

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Fair Exhibit Reminder from County Extension Office

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Members of the Drew County Fair Board and the Cooperative Extension Service would like to encourage residents to begin planning for the annual fair, which will be held the third week of September.

“Every year, we have residents tell us that they wish they had thought about entering a craft project, photo or preserved food item in the fair, but didn’t get started in time to do so,” said Drew County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Hazelene McCray. “We just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder that the fair would be coming up, and to ask them to start thinking about things they would like to enter, whether it be arts and crafts, animals, vegetables – whatever. The fair is more fun when there are lots of entries in all the different categories and more people can earn “bragging rights’ about their submissions and have their friends and family come out to view their award-winning works.”

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Fairgrounds Auditorium Available for Events

Monday, May 13th, 2013

zThe Drew County Fairground’s Auditorium is available for rent for Family Reunions, ‘Weddings and/or Wedding Receptions,

Special rates are available for Birthday Party for young or old alike!

Rain or Shine — Hot or Cold — Call for Info

Contact Brenda Reed @ 870-723-6740.

Drew County 4-H Poultry Club Excells at State Fair Poultry Show

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Drew County 4-H Poultry Club was well represented at the Arkansas State Fair Poultry show this weekend. The first 3 places in Junior Showmanship Competition went to Drew County students. Pictured are (l to r) Sunni Deb Weaver, 3rd place, Ethan Graves, 2nd place and Bree-anne Lanthrip, 1st place.

Ethan’s Black Modern Game pullet was chosen to win Reserve Champion Modern.

Local Dancers Win State Fair Competition

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Students from Monticello Dance Academy competed in the Arkansas State Fair Youth Talent Show Finals on Saturday night, October 20th. The tap dance group “It Don’t Matter” consisting of Charlee Carter, Mary Beth Wigley, Emmalee Satterlee, Alex Jones, Ashlen McRae, and Bliss Jaggers won the dance group division Thursday night at the semi-finals and advanced to Saturday night’s finals. At the finals they won the dance group division and $500.

Charlee Carter also competed at the semi-finals on Thursday night with her tap routine to “Pencil Full of Lead” and advanced to the finals. She won the dance solo division at the finals as well as $500.

These girls are under the instruction of Allison Neill and are in their 7th, 8th, and/or 9th year of dance at MDA.

Dance Winners at District Fair

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

These students from Monticello Dance Academy represented the Drew County and Cleveland County fairs at the Southeast Arkansas District Fair in Pine Bluff this past weekend. They qualified for district by winning overall or 2nd overall at their local county fair’s talent show.

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Talent Show Winners at Drew County Fair

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Variety
Jessica Wishard–winner

Instrumental Solo
Blake Middlebrooks—winner

Vocal Solo
Charley Bodiford—winner

Instrumental Group
Matthew Montgomery & Steven Stringer—winner

Dance Group
Monticello Dance Academy (6)—winner

Dance Solo
Charlee Carter—winner

Over-All Winner
Monticello Dance Academy (6)—winner
Charlee Carter—1st place

“Drew County Fair Farm Families of the Year” Announced

Monday, June 27th, 2011

John Wayne & April Ross

Dwight, Sherri, Callie, and Justin Witcher

The Drew County Fair Board voted at their last meeting to recognize 2 local families, both well known for their decades of farming traditions, and both longtime supporters of the Drew County Fair, as the “2011 Drew County Fair Farm Families of the Year.”

John Wayne and April Ross, of Florence, and Dwight and Sherri Witcher and family, of Selma, were honored for their lifelong dedication to farming, and to the Drew County farming tradition.

Both families will serve as Parade Marshalls for the 2011 Drew County Fair Parade.

Roof Blown Off of Fairgrounds Exhibit Building

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The Drew County Fairground’s educational exhibit building, mysteriously, had it’s roof  “blown” off, Monday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30.

The fairgrounds was destroyed , to a large extent, back in May, 2009, by a tornado, and this building’s roof was rebuilt and re-attached, as indicated by the “shinier” tin before the roof-line.

The new roof is now laying in large sections on the north side of the building, and doesn’t provide any clues as to what happened this afternoon.

The Monticello Airport reported no wind gusts Monday afternoon stronger than 15 miles per hour.

There was no electricity or gas hooked up to the building, and an explosion of some type does not appear to be the cause for the damage.

When informed about the damage to the structure, many fair board member’s were in disbelief, after the recent history of fairground’s structures, being destroyed by weather and wind.

Miss Drew County 2010 Is……………….. Toni Findley

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Toni Findley won the title of Miss Drew County in the annual fair pageant, Saturday night.

Toni also won the swimsuit and interview portions of the pageant.

Toni is the 20 year old daughter of Rhonda Findley, and a student at UAM.

Haley McLemore was selected as 1st runner-up and photogenic.

Lily Burchfield was chosen 2nd runner-up and Miss Congeniality.

Devin Horn Wins Variety Category at State Fair

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Drew Central’s Devin Horn, winner of the Drew County Fair’s Talent Show in the Variety Category, won the Arkansas State Fair’s District Competition earlier this week, and returned with the other district winners for Saturday night’s competition, where he was selected as the best in the statewide variety category.

Devin, shown here with his State Fair Trophy and prize money envelope, performed Billy Currington’s “I got a feeling”.

Congratulation, Devin!

Miss Drew County Competing in State Fair Queen Finals

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Miss Drew County, Drew Higginbotham, is competing for Arkansas State Fair Queen tonight at the Little Rock Fairgrounds.

Drew competed Thursday evening at regionals and won a spot to compete for the finals held tonight.

Good luck Drew and represent Drew County well.

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