Fifteen representatives of Macon County went to Nashville to compete in the 91st annual Tennessee Association of Fairs convention the weekend of January 19.
The convention featured Fairest of the Fairs pageant, which pitted pageant winners from county fairs all over the state. Macon countians were also represented on the Showcase floor, in several craft and media categories.
Latasha Jones, our Fairest of the Fair, did not take home the trophy this year, but “competed very well,” said Fair Board Treasurer Sally Wells. Of the fifteen items entered into the Showcase, six placed.
1st Place Winners:
Freestanding Exhibit - by Fair Directors (Wynonna Clayborne, Sally Wells, Debbie Mason, Marilyn Murphy, and Steve Walker)
Power Point - Rick Waller
Truck Pull Flyer - Put it in Print
2nd Place Winners:
Scrapbook - Wynona Clayborne
Hand-Pieced & Hand-Quilted Quilt - Wanda Sandifer
3rd Place Winners:
Video - Barry Hiett
Those who attended the fair convention were: Ray and Peggy Goad, Bill and Sally Wells, Steve and Beverly Walker, Marilyn Murphy, Eddy and Wynona Clayborne, Mike and Shawanna Jenkins, Debbie Mason, and Jeff and Debbie Hughes. “We were also honored to have [State Representative] Kelly Kiesling at our table for the dinner and awards presentation,” said Wells.
The Macon County Fair Board thanks the community for their continued support of the fair, along with the following individuals and businesses:
Wanda Sandifer, Betty Gregory, Marilyn Wheeley, Clarissa Brawner, Rick Waller, Barry Hiett, Greg White, Macon Bank & Trust, Put it in Print, Linda’s Cakes & Catering, and Championship Trophies.