To enjoy the Warren County A&L Fair, you don’t have to be a youngster wanting to ride the rides on the midway, or teenagers making it a social event. Senior citizens love the fair too, visiting Fairfield Village, looking at the numerous exhibits and participating and watching the annual Senior Citizens Day.
The day is sponsored by the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center, and is made possible by many businesses donating both their time and resources. Seniors start by enjoying the Beauty and Fun Festival, then have a complimentary boxed lunch, and finish with games of Bingo. Door prizes are also given out during the day to lucky winners.
This year Mayor Norman Rone spoke to the group and read the proclamation naming this National Senior Center Month. Guest speaker state Sen. Eric Stewart enlightened the group on the importance of Patriot Day, which is Sept. 11.
Winners in the various contest are:
Hog Calling Women — Fourth, Mildred Warren; third, Wanda Sullivan; second, Irene Eads; first, Dessie Barkes;
Hog Calling Men — Third, J. R. Juhasz; second, Frank Hayes; first, David King;
Most Handsome Man — Third, Thomas Mingle; second, Jim Smith; first, Charles Steakley;
Prettiest Woman — Fourth, Ruby Hale; third, Edna Dillon; second, Hope Clark; first, Dessie Barkes
Talent - Men — Third, Robert Hendrixson; second, Bill Wanamaker; first, Ray Rogers;
Buck Dancing — Third, Betty Taylor; second, Buford Keeton; first, Wanda Sullivan;
Oldest Man — Second, Charles Steakley born in 1926; first, Alfred Frakes born in 1919;
Oldest Woman — Fourth, Edna Dillion born in 1920; third, Flonnie Waller born in 1919; second, Lois Hennessee; first, Mildren Groves born in 1917. Clara Glenn, 105, was recognized as an honorary contestant.
Rooster Crowing Contest — Fourth, David King , third, Frank Hayes; second, Teresa Mason; first, Jo Ellen Young;
Couple Married Longest — Fourth, Alice and Joseph Thorton; third, Jean and James Glenn; second, Shelba and Billy Holliman; first, Oneeta and Robert Rhoady married Dec. 26, 1953.
Men’s Sexy Legs — Third, David King; second, Jim Smith; first, Thomas Mingle;
Talent - Women — Fourth, Teresa Mason; third, Alma Lee Holder; second, Nellie Jones; first, Jurrel Wood;
Tallest Man — Third, Jim Smith; second, Thomas Mingle; first, Melvin Maxwell;
Woman With Longest Hair — Third, Mary Oaks; second, Wanda Sullivan; first, Rachel Caldwell;
Cracker Eating Contest — Third, Jean Glenn; second, Helen Schrimpf; first, Teresa Mason;
Knotted Knee Contest — Fourth, Thomas Mingle; third, Bobby Adams; second, Jim Smith; first, Charles Steakley;
Woman With the Prettiest Legs — Fourth, Dessie Barkes; third, Jean Glenn; second, Maudell Womack; first Jean Ann Knudson;
Talent Group — Second, David and Iona King; first, Ray Rogers and Bill Wanamaker;
Seed Spitting — Fourth, Brenda Clark; third, Wanda Sullivan; second, Jean Ann Knudson; first, Teresa Mason;
Crazy Hat Contest — Fourth, Wanda Sullivan; third, Jean Ann Knudson; second, Edith Adams; first, Bobbie Turner;
Dress Up — Fourth, Ruth Lowery and Bill McLindon; third, Teresa Mason and Larry Derriso; second, Flora and David McCormick; first, Bobby and Edith Adams.