Pickle ball, Fair pageant lead off 2023 Fair
LAWRENCE COUNTY PRE-FAIR ACTIVIES
If the turnout for pre-fair activities is any indicator on the week, FAIR President Rick Blackburn says, “Fair will be a busy, but amazing time for our community.”.
Fair activities started with a, first ever, Pickleball tournament. Head of the Pickleball committee, Mike and Mary Adams, were very pleased with the turnout. There were players from our community, Pikeville, Ashland, and Huntington. Pickle ballers could play in singles, doubles, and mixed divisions. They also play on levels from beginner to more experience. We had a great crowd to watch, as well as those playing in the tournament. We are thankful for the use of the tennis courts from the Lawrence County High School, this allowed more matches to be going on at one time. This sport seems to be one of the fastest growing sports and you find that to be true in our community as well.
The results were as follows.
3.0 Women’s singles; Gold: Tami Nelekona Silver: Debbie Ward Bronze: Lizzie Mynheir
3.5 Women’s singles ; Gold : Michelle Haencye
Men’s singles ; Gold: Daniel Ward Silver: Michael Skaggs Bronze: Ryan Sammons
3.0 Women’s doubles; Gold : Queta Ross and Vernalisa Stambaugh Silver: Danielle Coleman and Elizabeth Williamson Bronze: Danielle Caudill and Lizzy Mynheir
3.5 Women’s doubles ; Gold : Amanda Hale and Dawn Hall. Silver: Lisa Pauley and Michelle Hencye
3.0 Men’s Doubles ; Gold : Robert Coleman and Rodney Campbell Silver: Leggs White and Dave Pingley Bronze: Forest Hutchins and Cameron Alley
3.5 Men’s Doubles ; Gold: Tom Lemaster Silver: Damola Asafa. Bronze: Gary Fletcher and Bobby Thew
3.0 A Mixed Doubles; Gold: Elizabeth Williamson and Robert Coleman Silver: Tami Nelekona and Curt Schuller. Bronze: Payton Hale and Callie Robertson
3.0 B Mixed Doubles; Gold: Queta Ross and Leggs White Silver: Debbie Ward and David Schuler. Bronze: Vernalisa Stambaugh and Garrett Blackburn
Meanwhile, while Pickleball was in full swing, Tractor Supply was the stage for the Pet Pageant. There were several different categories from cutest to ugliest and everything in between the community came out and supported the Lawrence County Humane Society. There were 8 adoptions, so we look forward to seeing those in the contest next year. We were glad the pet show was back in the county fair, after a few years transition hiatus. There were also drug dog training demonstrations. Lawrence County FFA set up a concession, where proceeds were donated back to the humane society.
Pictures from the event coming soon:
The evening came to a close with the Lawrence County Fair Beauty Pageant! Categories range from babies to Miss Lawrence County Fair. Community members came to support their pageant entries, as well as, friends and classmates. The pageant committee was happy with the turn out, but thought the older categories could have been affected by the Suessical downtown, which is an amazing program. The pageant results and pictures are as follows:
Winner: Sadi Johnson
First Runner Up: Mckayla Fitzpatrick
Second Runner Up: Tyler Bowens
Miss Photogenic: Mckayla Fitzpatrick
Winner: Winslet Muncy
First Runner Up: Kynlee Mortimer
Second Runner Up: Cali Johnson
Miss Photogenic: Kylee Mortimer
Winner: Remington Hammock
First Runner Up: Hailey Swiger
Miss Photogenic: Rimington Hammock
Winner: Emma Fitzpatrick
First Runner Up: Claire Ratcliffe
Second Runner Up: Lilly Vanhoose
Third Runner Up: Jessa Scott
Miss Photogenic: Jessa Scott
Winner: Maecy Moore
First Runner Up: Sara Brewer
Second Runner Up: Kara Spillman
Third Runner Up: Emily Scott
Miss Photogenic: Sara Brewer
We look forward to seeing all our winners throughout the week at the fair!
Congratulations to all contestants. Fair action will begin Thursday night with opening ceremonies, cowboy church, livestock show, and vendor fair. We hope to see you all out check out our website for more information https://www.lawrencecountyfairlouisaky.com/.