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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
  • Paris VanDyke Crowned Little Miss Clay County Fair

  • The Clay County Fair Board is attempting to raise enough funds to save the Clay County Fair held every July in Charley Brown Park.When the fair board heard that the state was cutting funding for all county fairs, they took it upon themselves to raise enough money to save the annual event and have a carnival...
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  • The Clay County Fair Board is attempting to raise enough funds to save the Clay County Fair held every July in Charley Brown Park.
    When the fair board heard that the state was cutting funding for all county fairs, they took it upon themselves to raise enough money to save the annual event and have a carnival as well as other everts this year.
    As part of that attempt, a Clay County Fair Fundraiser was held Saturday at the Louisville United Methodist Church’s Life Center.
    The highlight of the event was a Little Miss pageant featuring 13 young ladies.
    At the end of the day, Paris VanDyke, the daughter of Jon and Katrina VanDyke of Louisville, was named as the new Clay County Fair Little Miss.
    Jadyn Lewis, daughter of Elam and Deslynn Lewis of Flora, was named first runner up. Jadelyn Burgess, daughter of Heather Burgess of Flora, was named as the second runner up.
    The remainder of the top seven contestants were Madison Winterrowd, daughter of Matt and Amanda Winterrowd of Louisville; Madyson Slover, daughter of Daniel and
    Theresa Edgington and Wade and Sarah Slover of Xenia; Danae Levi, daughter of Ethan and Gena Levi of Louisville; and Briley Keach, daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Keach of Flora.
    The fair board will also be sponsoring a demolition derby on May 12 at the Charley Brown Park Bowl to continue to try and raise funds for the fair.
    The dates for this year’s Clay County Fair are July 15-21, 2012.
    The fundraisers organizers wished to thank their sponsors for making the event happen.
    These include, Louisville Methodist Church for facilities, Stacey Earlywine for being emcee, Two Sisters Pic-N-Nic Basket for dessert stand, Eastin Construction for participation trophies, Chris’ Custom Sewing for the sash, the following for donating baskets: Crystal Ballard candidate for Clay County Circuit Clerk, Sara Kimmell Candidate for Clay County Circuit Clerk, Panther Creek Pioneers 4-H Club, Sarah Newby Independent Mary Kay Consultant, Elizabeth Keach Consultant for Initials Inc, Jana Tolliver Clay County Treasurer, DAS-zle Dance & Tumbling Studio, and the Clay County Farm Bureau.
     
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