For the first time in Warren County A&L Fair history, Senior Citizen Fun Day activities were moved from the outdoor grandstands due to rainy conditions. The decision was made by organizers to hold the festivities at Three Star Mall.
“We had to consider our seniors, and their safety and comfort,” said McMinnville Warren County Senior Center director Connie Smith. “The mall was a wonderful location, and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. We are thankful to everyone who helped with the day and made it possible.”
Lunch was provided and served by Dr. Jimmie Woodlee/Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, Raintree Manor, SunCrest Home Health Services, Friendship Home Health, Avalon Hospice, Kindred Home Health, Riverview terrace Assisted Living, and Little Debbie. Dr Pepper Bottling Company provided drinks for attendees.
The highlight for many is the fun competitions, ranging from hog calling to buck dancing. Contestants had to be 60 years or older to compete, and had to be pre-registered.
Winners in the various categories include:
Hog calling for men and women – Judy Hale, first; Glenda Roberts, second; Regina Soloman, third; and Adolf Woodlee, fourth;
Rooster crowing for men and women – Regina Solomon, first; Judy Hale, second; Tina Pennington, third; and Glenda Roberts, fourth;
Women with prettiest legs – Edith Dykes, first; Glenda Roberts, second; Tina Pennington, third; and Josephine Fitts, fourth;
Men’s sexy legs contest – Dennis Kronlage, first; Sonny McCormack, second; and Don Tanner, third;
Joke telling – Jurrel Wood, first; Dennis Kronlage, second; and George Kessler, third;
Fair hat contest – Judy Hale, first; Judy Turner, second; and Tina Pennington, third;
Blindfold dress-up – Barbara Garretson and Dennis Kronlage, first; Janey Young and Sonny McCormack, second;
Buck dancing – Edith Dykes, first; and Mary Mullican, second;
Karaoke contest – Tina Pennington, first;
Oldest man – George Kessler, 89, first; Adolf Woodlee, 81, second;
Oldest woman – Gladys Morgan, 94, first; Evelyn Forman, 94, second;
Couple married longest – Jerry and Sarah Stanley, 58 years, first.