Deena Nance is Fair's second $5,000 winner
by: Micah Snow
Deena Nance, Saturday night's $5,000 winner, poses with daughters Jordan and Alli, and husband Gary - Micah Snow, photo.
A great crowd was on hand for the final events of the Henry County Fair Saturday night. The arena was filled with hundreds of spectators to watch the Demolition Derby, one of the fair’s most popular events. Saturday also marked the final $5,000 giveaway. Deena Nance won Saturday's drawing, whose winning ticket number came from Lakeway Building Supply. Mrs. Nance said that she just started collecting tickets this past week, and promised her daughters $200 each if she won. Mrs. Nance also said her husband is in the process of restoring an old tractor, and plans to use some of the money to help with that project. The Nance family also hopes to take a cruise in December with monies won Saturday.
A packed house watches Saturday night's Demolition Derby - Micah Snow, photo.
Paris woman wins the first of two $5,000 drawings at the Fair
by: Micah Snow
Cindy Caldwell, winner of Friday night's $5,000 giveaway at the Henry County Fair, stands with Leon Rogers, 2010 Giveaway Chairperson. Micah Snow, photo.
Friday night the Henry County Fair grounds were hustling and bustling as folks crowded into the arena to see who would win the first of two $5,000 giveaways. Just after 8 o’clock, Hannah Robinson, Henry County’s Fairest of the Fair, shuffled the tickets and announced the winning name. Cindy Caldwell, an employee at Four Seasons, was ecstatic as her name was called. Mrs. Caldwell said that she had worked hard to gather over 2000 tickets to place in the drawing, collecting tickets from local businesses on the way to work, during her lunch break, and after work as well. Friday night's winning ticket came from Foundation Bank.
It appears that Mrs. Caldwell’s hard work paid off. She also won Tuesday night’s $500 drawing, and now has another $5,000 to add to that. Caldwell said she plans to use the money to pay bills.
Friday night also featured several demolition contests, including the popular Powder Puff, 80 and up, and Crazy 8 demo derbies.
Woolies Revue, Junior Livestock Sale, Memphis Wrestling highlight Thursday night's Fair events
by: Micah Snow
Thursday night was a busy night at the Henry County Fair, with activities and events for just about anyone from livestock sales to professional wrestling matches and a chance to see the WWE’s own Jerry “The King” Lawler in action. A storm front moved through right around 7 o’clock, bringing much needed rain and cooling everyone off for the rest of the evening. The Woolies Revue kicked off the night’s events in the livestock barn. The Junior Livestock Sale followed, while a good crowd watched wrestlers from Memphis Wrestling duke it out at the arena.
Clouds gave way to a beautiful sunset Thursday night at the Henry County Fair.
What it's Worth part of Wednesday's Fair activities
By: Shannon McFarlin
WPSD-TV Channel 6 Anchor Mike Mallory (with microphone) moderates"What It's Worth" at the fairgrounds Wednesday morning with a large crowd on hand. Antiques dealer Jerry Snook is shown making the appraisals while everyone looks on. Shannon McFarlin Photo.
A large crowd was on hand at the commercial building at the Henry
A large group of canned goods and their blue and red ribbons are on view in the community building,
along with other entries from the adult and youth divisions. Shannon McFarlin Photo.
Winners from events Wednesday night at the Fair
1. Scott Decker
2. Andy Chaney
1. Cody Nance
2. Cory Bailey
3. Van Lench
4. Brandon Green
1. Niki Gordon
1. Jessica Patterson
2. Kiefer Benson
Lawnmower Demo Derby
Age 12 and Under Barrel Race: Austin Blanton, Murray, Ky
Age 14 and Up Barrel Race: Dustin Vance, Murray, Ky
1rst Brandon Vance, Murray, Ky
2nd Dustin Vance, Murray, Ky
3rd Reese Milam, Murray, Ky
4th Anthoy Wallace, Benton, Ky
1rst Grant Briton, Benton, Ky
2nd Jeff Mitchell, Benton, Ky
3rd Zack Howard, Calvert City, Ky
4th Jr. Hardesty, Crittendon County, Ky
Winners from events Tuesday night at the Fair
Mud Wrestling Winners
Under 18: 1. Mary Kate Bell 2. Makenzie Moody
Men's Division: 1. Monte Belew 2. Jacob Stahl
Women's Division: 1. Jackie Cordell 2. Amanda Belew
Commercial Heifer Show
Kindergarten: Thatcher Gulish
1. Murray Perkins
5. Pierce Rose
6. Ryan Gladwell
1. Melinda Perkins
2. Colin Howd
3. Savannah Gulish
4. Drake Gamlin
5. Emily Rose
6. Savannah Rose
1. Morgan Perkins
2. Justin Miller
3. Brooke Rose
4. Chas Uffleman
5. C.J. Schoolfield
First-ever Mud Wrestlin' event draws crowd to Fair
By: Micah Snow
A fairly large crowd turned out Tuesday evening to witness a new event at this year's fair, a Mud Wrestling contest. Some eight people competed in the contest, including Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew. Earlier in the evening, Sheriff Belew also led a canine demonstration, while folks at the fair also enjoyed a visit with the D.A.R.E mascot. Tuesday night also saw the Commercial Heifer Show taking place at the livestock barn.
Monday a busy day at the Fair
By: Shannon McFarlin
It was hot, but that didn't keep people away from the Henry County
Fair Board President Bobby Milam congratulates Olive Rose Smith for
Representatives of the county's 21 Century Farms pose for photos.
Milam and Assistant State Ag Commissioner Terry Oliver look at a