Lebanon A-Fair, a success

The Lebanon Historical Society wants to thank the many people and businesses that made the First Annual Lebanon A-Fair a success. On very short notice, the LHS worked to plan this mid-August event and were aided by an outpouring of generous donations of time, prizes, activities and a venue for the A-Fair.

A great thanks to Elaina and Jeff Morgan and family for offering the use of FUNHAVEN, coordinating market vendors and working so hard behind the scenes. Raffle Prizes were donated by the following: Sue Gustafson Realty, Alex Hodge and Robin Wilson, The Manchine Family, Lebanon Reservoir Campgrounds, Gary and Bonnie Will, SWANK, Rusch's Bar and Grill, Huff Brau, Alambria Spring Farms, and vendors who donated knitted cap and gloves and baked goods.

Various displays and activities throughout the day were offered by the following community members: The Rodman family with wagon rides, Carol Riley with face painting, The McDowell Brothers and Tommy Hoe and Friends for hours of musical entertainment, the Georgetown Fire Department with fire truck rides, Madison County Sheriff's Department, STOP DWI and Reality Check.

The LHS also wishes to thank those who participated in various contests, including Debbie Solow for making the pies for the pie-eating contests and the judges Sue Palmer and Kate Eaves.

Winifred Marshall was the winner of the adult pie-eating contest and the children's contest winner was Justin Hellenbeck. The "Hollerin" contest was taken by a mother-daughter duo, with the adult prize awarded to Winifred Marshall, and her daughter, Molly, placing first in the children's contest.

Later in the day, a second children's competition was held with first place going to Ian Beeman, with a second place tie going to Jude Dauval and Justin Hellenbeck. The baking contest winner was Mary Lou Moreira with her Tandy Cake. Raffle tickets were drawn by Shannon Harvey and Prize Winners were Marty Moreira, John Grossmann, Danny Hughes, Patty Grossman, Collette Dunham and Polly Vanish.

The Historical Society is greatly appreciative of all the community support it has received and plans are already in the works for a bigger and better 2nd Annual A-Fair next year.

Tina Finneyfrock is the Town of Lebanon historian. This submission was sent on behalf of the Lebanon Historical Society.

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