Stokes County Agricultural Fair Manager, Don Adams welcomed the group of seniors to the Stokes County Fair Senior Citizens’ Fun Festival held on Friday, Sept. 16 at the King Senior Center. He opened the event in prayer. The Piedmont Cheering Hearts from The Living Well in Rural Hall preformed cheers to get the excitement going, ending with Give me a R, an O, a W, a D, a Y. Let’s get ROWDY!
The judges came in from around the county which included Bonnie Sorrels, retired, Amy Wilhelm, Priddy Manor, and Selene Teague, Mountain Valley Hospice. The judges were tasked with the difficult decision of choosing winners, when everyone did so well, especially the dancers.
Tom Southern emceed the event and there were fifteen different competitions for individuals and one for senior citizens clubs. Cranford Creek Bluegrass Band performed music for the Buck Dancing Contest, as well dance songs between the contests. They closed their performance with “Amazing Grace”.
Lunch of pizza and soft drinks was provided by the American Legion. Many of the seniors present went to the fairgrounds to see exhibits and watch McNally’s Pig Racing.
Senior First and Second Place Winners: Oldest Lady, Margret Newsome and Virginia Hooker, Oldest Man Marvin Hanks and Bud Hicks, Lady with the Most Unusual Jewelry Alda Geyer and Jane Bodenhammer, Lady Wearing Most Comically Decorated Hat Carol Roger and Sara Browder, Lady Who Has the Whitest Hair Margie Bullins and Jane Bodenhammer, Best Rooster Crower Jane Bodenhammer and Roberta Grantham, Sing a Song Arlene Lowe and Marguerite Hixson, Man with Baldest Head Harold Wayne Mitchell and R W Crowder, Man with Best Moustache Aubrey Jennings and Jack Holt, Couple Married The Longest Bud and Myra Hicks and Vernon and Helen Mickey. Couple Most Recently Married Ken and Alice Sorrels and Doug and Jewell Bowman, Shortest Lady Rhonda Ross and Sarah Browder, Tallest Man Ted Nelson and Jim Carlin, Best Man Buck Dancer Tony Bowman, Best Woman Buck Dancer Barbara Fain and Almeta Bowen, Club with Most Members Present Sauratown Get Together (King) and Rainbow Club (Walnut Cove).