2015 Worlds Biggest Fish Fry Coverage
From News Director Tim Alsobrooks, Asst. News Director Nicki Marr
64 Participants For WBFF Jr. Fishing Rodeo
The World’s Biggest Fish Fry Jr. Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday, at Williams Lake. Boys up to 4 winners were Noah Smith, for the biggest catch and James Parker for catching the most number of fish.
In the Boys 5 - 8 age group, Stanley Syjad won both the biggest catch and the most caught.
In the Girls 5 - 8 age group, Bethany Kendall caught the biggest fish and Courtney Rhodes caught the most.
In the Boys 9 -12 age group, Damien Rushing had the biggest catch of the day and Isaih Smith caught the most.
For the Girls 9 – 12 age group, Adelie Ward caught the biggest fish and Khloe Outland caught the most.
64 children participated in the event.
Beautiful Weather And Sunshine For WBFF Grand Parade
Favorable Weather And Large Crowd As WBFF IPRA Rodeo Kicked Off Thursday Night
The rodeo at the Henry County Fairgrounds opened up on Thursday night, with Family night. The weather was favorable and the crowd large.
The night kicked off with the Hostess Princess and her court, along with the Fish Fry General Manager Patrick Cooper taking the arena.
Bronc riding kicked off the series of events for the evening.
The IPRA Rodeo continues Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10
Participants of the IPRA Rodeo await opening ceremonies on Thursday night. (Nicki Marr photo)
Opening ceremony of the IPRA Rodeo at the WBFF on Thursday night. (Nicki Marr photo)
The Carnival is open from 11am until midnight with armbands from 11am to 5pm and tickets from 5pm to midnight.
Carnival goers enjoy the rides on Thursday night before the IPRA Rodeo began. (Nicki Marr photo)
Another large turnout for the Fish Tent on Thursday night. While the line remained constant, it continued to move at a steady pace. (Nicki Marr photo)
The Fish Tent will open early Friday, at 11 a.m. and stay open until 9 p.m.
Thursday night also brought a large turnout for the Arts & Crafts Show in the Enoch Building. (Nicki Marr photo)
The Arts & Crafts will continue to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
2015 Fish Tent Opens to Huge Crowd
A large hand on tap at the Fish Tent Wed. Apr. 22nd as it opens for the first time in 2015 (top picture). Hushpuppies aplenty being prepared and deep fried behind the scenes at the Fish Tent. (bottom picture) Photo Credit: Tim Alsobrooks
Top Pic: Dr. Jeff Morris, the Hushpuppy King, with some help from Buchanan Masonic Lodge members and others roll the hushpuppies and dump them in the fryer.
Bottom Pic: The winners of the Fish Fry Poster Contest
Top Pic: Fish being batter by volunteers as it is prepped for frying
Bottom Pic: Chief Deputy Randy Gean and Lisa Stone man the front door at the Fish Tent.
Hushpuppy Dash A Success Despite Foggy Conditions
Paris, Tenn.- Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the Hushpuppy Dash 5K was held at the Henry County High School on Saturday morning. 28 runners took part in the event.
The fastest overall time for the males was Barry Sandefer, with a time of 21:32. Fastest overall female time was Shelby Beloate, with a time of 27:15
Masters (over 40) winners were Jan Neumann, with a time of 27:27 and Dan Hassell, with a time of 23:15.
10 and Under winners were Karsyn Dempsey and Bryant Bell. 11 to 14 age group winners were Hailey Prince and Raven Page.
The 20 – 24 age group winners were Aida dela Fuente and Seth Dean. 2nd place went to Rachel Wallace and 3rd place to Emily Scott.
In the 25 – 29 age group, 1st place winners were Skye Prince for the ladies and 2nd place went to Jenny Cooper.
The 30 – 34 age group winner for the women was Mandi Parish, for the men, Travis Troutt. 2nd place was Alaina Steele and 3rd place Samanthia Bell.
The 35 – 39 age group winner for the ladies was Kim Dempsey. For the men, Gideon Gillis and Loren Steele took 2nd place.
Wendy Orr took 1st place for the women and Sheriff Monte Belew took 1st for the men in the 40 – 44 age group.
For the men, Mark Wardlaw took 1st place for the 45- 49 age group. The 50 – 54 age group winners were Kathy Sadler and Roy Allen.
For the ladies, Gloria Barrett took first place for the ladies in the 60 – 64 age group. Randy Prince took 1st place in the 65 – 69 age group.