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Effingham Herald • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Page 2B
2014 Grand Marshals
Schedule Effingham County Fair 2014 Oct. 20-25 Theme: The Best Things are Homegrown – Farm Fresh www.effinghamfair.org Fairgrounds in Springfield • (912) 754-3031 • Admission $5, under 6 free
Monday, Oct. 20—Opening Day
Fair Parade Preview night – No gate charge $15 armbands – all you can ride for one price *Daisy Chains – Anna Kessler, Vocals & Carol Alexander, Guitar
5 p.m. Open-close
Tuesday, Oct. 21
First ride free with coupon Gates Open Old-fashioned Night – each ride $1 per person *The Pace Brothers Revue Goat Show – Livestock Arena Adult Goat Show – Livestock Arena $50 cash give away – front information booth
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Gates Open $15 armbands – all you can ride for one price *Coastal Starz Dance Company from Coastal Performing Arts Academy Swine Show – Livestock Arena Adult Hog Show – Livestock Arena Hog Calling Contest – Livestock Arena *The SEHS Hip Hop Dance Crew $50 cash give away – front information booth
5 p.m. 5 p.m.-close 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Following Goat Show 9 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.-close 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Following Swine Show Following Adult Hog Show 7:15 p.m. 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Gates Open 5 p.m. Old-fashioned Night – Each ride $1 per person 5 p.m.-Close *Coastal Starz Dance Company from Coastal Performing Arts Academy 6 p.m. Cattle Show – Livestock Arena 7 p.m. Adult Cattle Show – Livestock Arena Following Cattle Show * Radial Rockers – Dance Team 8:30 p.m. $50 cash give away – front information booth 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
Gates Open 5 p.m. 1 ticket off each ride *Country & Gospel Explosion - Band $50 cash give away – front information booth
The 2014 Effingham Fair Committee expresses a special “thank you” to Jim and Jackie Simmons. They were selected by the Fair Committee for their many years of service and support of the Effingham County Fair. Jim has been the Fair Manager for the past four years and serves on the Fair Board of Directors. Jackie assists with many of the Fair activities and events. Jim was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Effingham County in 1961. Jackie was born and raised in Effingham County. They have two sons and five grandchildren. Jim is retired from International Paper and Jackie works part-time at Joann’s Florist. Jim and Jackie are active members of Springfield United Methodist Church, the Historic Effingham Society, and Springfield Farm Bureau Chapter. Jim and Jackie enjoy promoting agriculture and taking an active part in their community and county. Congratulations!
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The 2013 Fair Committee was proud of the 2013 Fair Parade Grand Marshals, Springfield Mayor Barton Alderman and his wife Joyce. The couple was selected by the Fair Committee for their many years of service and support of the Effingham County Fair.
Gates Open 1 p.m. $20 armbands – all you can ride for one price 1 p.m.-close *Beauty Pageant – birth to 6 years (first segment) 3 p.m. *7 years to 23 years will begin after a 45 minute intermission Applications available at Hair & Nails Unique – Call Jayne Wood at 826-2777 or 659-0545. *Events will be held on stage at the front of the fairgrounds
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Hamburgers, corndogs and homemade goodies are always ready for you to enjoy at the food booth.
Pickles, jams and jellies: enter your food preserves in the 2014 Effingham County Fair.
Baked goods exhibits: enter your homemade bake goods in the 2014 Effingham County Fair.
More Fair Fun What, where, and when can you enter items/exhibits in the Fair? • Go to www.effinghamfair.org or see a copy of the The 2014 Effingham County Fair Book.
Discover the 4-H Youth Educational Mini Booths, and enjoy the many Educational Booths and Commercial Booths, too.
Top Crop Exhibits: • Cotton, soybeans, corn, peanuts, sugar cane, hay, vegetables, nuts and fruits. All individual crop exhibits need to be entered by 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20. Entertainment: • Each night local groups will perform on the Fair’s Main Stage that is located near the front main gate. See the schedule on page 2B.
Creative Stitchery Exhibits: enter your creative stitchery items in the Fair.
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a s h ow o f b e a u t y at pag e a n t s This year’s Effingham Fair Pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning with the birth to 6 years old divisions at 3 p.m. and finishing with the 7 years old and up divisions. The pageant will be staged at the front of the Fairgrounds. Applications are available at Hair & Nails Unique in Rincon. Call Jayne Wood at 826-2777 or 659-0545. Also, see The Effingham County Fair website for application in the Fair Book: www.effinghamfair.org. Below are photos of some of last year’s pageant contestants.
~ 2013 Winners Miss Effingham County Fair Queen was Nina Elizabeth West of Clyo. Other winners were: Baby Miss (0-11 months) Sophia Bay of Guyton; Toddler Miss (12-23 months); Olivia Into of Bloomingdale; Wee Miss (24-35 months) Tinlee Rose Writch of Rincon; Tiny Miss (3-4 years) Blaire Oliver of Rincon; Young Miss (7-8 years) Murphy Boyett of Rincon; Pre-Teen Miss (11-12 years) Gabrielle Watkins of Rincon; and Junior Miss (15-16 years) Shelby Swanson.
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l i v e s t o c k s h ow s a lway s d r aw a c r ow d Livestock shows Oct. 21-23 Livestock Chairman Carol Zittrouer, Fair Livestock Committee Chairman, expressed, “Our youth, their parents, and adult leaders have worked many hours preparing for the livestock shows. Come and enjoy the livestock shows while sitting on our new seats.” Arrive early for a great spot.
The 2013 Goat Show was one of the largest ever. This year’s event will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Livestock Arena.
Dusty Jett, who also won for junior showmanship, was the reserve champion in last year’s Goat Show.
“The 2014 Cattle Show” will be Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Livestock Arena beginning at 7 p.m. Makenzie Driggers, here with Brad Rahn, won in junior cattle showmanship last year.
The 2014 Swine Show will be Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Livestock Arena beginning at 7 p.m. The “Hog Calling” Contest follows the Swine Show. Caroline Sapp won grand champion in market hog at last year’s Swine Show. Sapp also won for intermediate swine showmanship. With her is judge is Jerry Douglas.
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Annual parade kicks off Effingham County Fair
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Walton White, Fair Parade Chairman, invites all businesses, clubs and organizations to enter floats, antique tractors and cars in the Oct. 20 Fair Parade. See the Fair website, effinghamfair.com.org for a 2014 Fair Parade Application and for more information. • 4:30 p.m. – Parade lineup down Madison Street to the Effingham County Board of Education Office. • 5 p.m. – Parade begins from downtown Springfield to the Fairgrounds. It will disband in auxiliary parking lot behind Farm Bureau Office. The parade will be followed by the opening day ceremonies at the Fairgrounds, located just south of Springfield, on Highway 21 – adjoining the Methodist Camp Grounds. No 4-wheelers or go-carts allowed in the parade. Only properly licensed motorcycles with licensed drivers will be permitted. For safety reasons, no candy or other items will be allwed to be thrown from floats or vehicles. The Fair float categories are: 1. School groups 2. Civic (non-profit) groups 3. Professional/Business groups Judges will award points based on the following criteria: 1. Carries 2014 Fair’s theme — 0-25 pts. 2. Well organized — 0-25 pts. 3. Neat & Attractive — 0-25 pts. 4. Colorful — 0-25 pts. Prize money for floats: 1st Prize $75.00 2nd Prize $50.00 3rd Prize $25.00 High school marching bands will not be judged.
The bright lights and thrilling rides are always a popular attraction at the Effingham County Fair. See page 2B for special offers throughout the week.
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