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2015 Grand Marshals

Schedule Effingham County Fair 2015 Oct. 19-24 Theme: A Carnival of Products Fairgrounds in Springfield • (912) 754-3031 • Admission $5, under 6 free

Monday, Oct. 19 – Opening Day Gates Open 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Fair Parade Preview night – No gate charge All you can ride for one price. – $15 Armbands 5 p.m-Close *Goshen Travelers Goshen United Methodist Praise Team 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Gates Open 5 p.m. Old-Fashioned Night – Each ride $1 per person. 5 p.m.-Close *Country & Gospel Explosion Band 7 p.m. Goat Show – Livestock Arena 7 p.m. Following Goat Show Adult Goat Show – Livestock Arena $50 cash give away – Front Information Booth 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Gates Open 5 p.m. All you can ride for one price – $15 Armbands 5 p.m.-Close *Coastal Starz Dance Company from Coastal Performing Arts Academy 6 p.m. Swine Show – Livestock Arena 7 p.m. Following Swine Show Adult Hog Show – Livestock Arena Hog Calling Contest – Livestock Arena Following Adult Hog Show $50 cash give away – Front Information Booth 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22 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. Lamb and Cattle Show – Livestock Arena 7 p.m. Adult Cattle Show – Livestock Arena Following Cattle Show $50 cash give away – Front Information Booth 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23 Gates Open 2 Armbands for $22 (see ad on page 6 for details) *Joyful Noise Singers

5 p.m. 5 p.m.-Close

Featuring Madison Carter & Special Guest Brian Fuller 7 p.m.

$50 cash give away – Front Information Booth

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Saturday, Oct. 24 Gates Open 1 p.m. All you can ride for one price. – $20 Armbands 1 p.m.-close 2 p.m. *Beauty Pageant – birth to 6 years *7 years to 23 years will begin after a 45 minute intermission Applications available at Hair 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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On behalf of the 2015 Effingham Fair Committee, we would like to express a special “thank you” to Carroll and Kathy Zittrouer. They were selected by the Fair Committee for their many years of service and support of the Effingham County Fair. Carroll has been with the Effingham Fair Committee for 18 years — 15 years as the Livestock Committee Chairman. He became the chairman after Wingard “Bill” Rahn asked him if he would do it for a few years. Carroll was a livestock exhibitor when he was in high school. Both of his children, Jeremy and Macy, were livestock exhibitors from middle school through high school. Carroll expressed, “I really enjoy being in the barn during the fair week with all the students. The best part is when you see former students after they have graduated and they tell you how much they enjoyed it. That is what means the most to me. Working the livestock barn is my way to remind everyone that Effingham County was once a thriving agriculture county. However, this year is going to be a sad year for me because my longtime friend and number one worker in the barn Alan Mock passed away last November. We miss him and especially in the barn.” Carroll and Kathy were born and raised in Effingham County. They have a son Jeremy and daughter-in-law Lindsey, grandson Harrison, and granddaughter Claire, and a daughter, Macy, who attends Georgia College. Carroll has worked at Georgia Power for 35 years and also, has farmed for 35 years. Kathy has worked at Gulfstream for 39 years. They have been married for 33 years. Carroll and Kathy are members of Springfield First Baptist Church, Effingham County Young Farmers, Effingham County Farm Bureau Chapter, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Limousine Association. Carroll and Kathy enjoy promoting agriculture and taking an active role in their community and county. Congratulations!

2014 Grand Marshals The 2014 Effingham Fair Parade Grand Marshals were 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 five years and serves on the Fair Board of Directors. Jackie assists with many of the Fair activities and events.

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Annual parade kicks off 2015 Fair The 2015 Effingham County Fair Committee is looking forward to you and your family, clubs, and businesses participating in the Fair activities and events this year. Walton White, Fair Parade Chairman, invites all businesses, clubs and organizations to enter floats, antique tractors and cars in the Oct. 19 Fair Parade. See the Fair website, for a 2015 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. No 4-wheelers or go-carts allowed in the parade. Only properly licensed motorcycles with licensed drivers will be permitted. Any horse entered in the parade must have a negative Coggins test on board the rider throughout the entire parade. For safety reasons, no candy or other items will be allowed 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 2015 Fair’s theme — 0-25 points 2. Well organized — 0-25 points 3. Neat & Attractive — 0-25 points 4. Colorful — 0-25 points

Cancer survivors wave to the crowd from the American Cancer Society float

Prize money for floats: 1st Prize $75.00 2nd Prize $50.00 3rd Prize $25.00 High school marching bands will not be judged.

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South Effingham FFA members added an antique tractor as a focal point of their float in last year’s Fair Parade.

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Miss Effingham County High School Sarah-Lyn Ward waves to parade-goers with her father Chance Ward.

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s c e n e s f r o m a r o u n d t h e fa i r More Fair Fun What, where, and when can you enter items/exhibits in the Fair? • Go to or see a copy of the The 2015 Effingham County Fair Book. Pickles, Jams, and Jellies: • Enter your Food Preservation! Hamburgers, Corndogs & Homemade treats • Goodies are always ready for you to enjoy at the Food Booth. 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. The Adult and Youth Division committee members, from left, Joann Conaway, committee chairman Margie Sullivan, Janie Ruth Belcher, Dottie Rahn and Karen Waltz are looking forward to you entering your Fair exhibits.

Art Exhibit… Enter your art work in the Fair.

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. 19. Thomas Kessler, above, is the Chairman of Individual Exhibits.

Creative Stitchery Exhibits: Enter your creative stitchery and craft items in the Fair.

Baked Goods Exhibits: Enter your homemade bake goods. Above, Chef Nick Mueller judges baked goods at last year’s Fair.



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Discover the 4-H Youth Educational Mini Booths like this one which highlights the Mars Theatre.

Come and enjoy the many educational, commercial and church booths. Call the Effingham County Extension / 4-H Office at (912) 754-8040 in order to register for a booth.

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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. 20-22 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. A special thank you to all the volunteers who assisted in remodelling ‘The Barn.’ Come and enjoy the livestock shows while sitting on our new seats.” Arrive early for a great spot.

Austin Beard was Grand Champion in the Market Goat competition.

The 2014 Goat show was one of the largest ever. This year’s show is Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Livestock Arena.

Don’t miss the 2015 Lamb and Cattle Shows, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Livestock Arena. Above, Josh Conner won Grand Champion in the Sr. Heifer division.

The 2015 Swine Show will be Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Livestock Arena beginning at 7 p.m. The “Hog Calling” Contest follows the Swine Show. Above, Dakota Scott won Grand Champion Breeding Gilt at last year’s Swine Show.

Rebecca Shea was the Reserve Grand Champion in the Jr. Heifer division.

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Dusty Jett, right, won Grand Champion Market Hog at last year’s Swine Show.

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Fair Pageant This year’s Effingham Fair Beauty Pageant will be Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning with the birth to 6 years old divisions at 2 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 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:

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. “On behalf of the Effingham County Fair Committee, we would like to express to you and your family a ‘special thank you’ for supporting the 2015 Effingham County Fair,” said Jim Simmons, the Fair manager.

“From Deep Fried... To Thrill Rides...” Above are the winners of the 2014 Fair Pageant. From left are, Young Miss Isabella Padgett, Teen Miss Grace Maier, Pre-Teen Miss Gabbi Hanlon, Miss Effingham County Fair Chandler Dotson, Toddler Miss Chloe Yates. Baby Miss Alaya Wise was not pictured.

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Elizabeth West, former Miss Effingham County Fair Queen for 2013-2014 crowns Grace Maier as Teen Miss Effingham at last year’s pageant.





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Petite Miss Taylor Thomas, left, poses with Toddler Miss Chloe Yates.

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