The sights and sounds of the 69th annual Coosa Valley Fair came to a close Saturday night. Although final numbers won’t be available for a couple of days, organizers believe some 90,000-plus made their way to the fairgrounds this past week to enjoy the rides, special attractions, food, pageants, competitions and exhibits.
“The crowds have been fantastic this year,” says Bryan Shealy, CVF president. “We had the largest crowd we’ve ever had on a Thursday and Friday was probably the largest or one of the largest we’ve had. We’ve had very steady crowds today (Saturday). It’s been a good fair and we should be able to give a lot back to our charities that we support.”
The CVF usually gives out some $30,000 in premium awards for entries from fair proceeds. Other proceeds go to support The Exchange Club’s community projects including The Family Resource Center for the prevention of child abuse, United Way and Toys for Tots. Shealy says it will be a few weeks before final totals of proceeds will be available.
Saturday wrapped up with a number of pageants including Miss Coosa Valley Fair and Teen Miss Coosa Valley Fair.
Tori Overby was crowned Miss Coosa Valley Fair 2017 and Tabitha Smith was 1st runner-up. Other contestants included: Lily Watson, Ansley Callan and Madison Holt. Anna Davis George was crowned 2017 Teen Miss Coosa Valley Fair (ages 15-16). Other contestants included: Keely Balenger and Alexis Marie Hatcher.
Kelly Futch Pollack was crowned Senior Ms. Coosa Valley Fair 2017 and 1st Runner Up was Rebecca Wallin.
Winner: Kelly Futch Pollack
2017 Miss Coosa Valley Fair Challenger winner is Dora Nichols. Other contestants: Monica Jones, Ka’Mya Hackett, Marie Ansley, Sybil Jones and Marilyn Freeman. The 2017 Little Miss Coosa Valley Fair Challenger winner is Sarai Logan. Other contestants included: Brayleigh Nelson, Sidney Boyd and Kayleigh Maples.
Just a reminder for those with entries: Pick up is today from 1-4 p.m. for entries and premiums at the Fairgrounds.
COOSA VALLEY FAIR RESULTS
Department 7-B: http://bit.ly/fairphotoresults
Department 7-A: Fine arts
Department 8: Community health
Here are the Departments for Homemaking:
Department 4: CANNING & CULINARY EXHIBITS YOUTH & ADULT
Department 5: YOUTH CLOTHING AND HANDWORK EXHIBITS
Department 6: ADULT & GOLDEN AGE HANDWORK EXHIBITS
Department 6, DIVISION I: PORCELAIN ART EXHIBIT 2017