Monday, September 30, 2013

2013 New Madison Community Tri-Village School Fair

The 80th Annual New Madison Community and Tri-Village School Fair are set for Friday and Saturday, October 4th & 5th. Grand Marshals for this event are Mr. Warren Combs and Mr. William Holmes whom were principals when Westmont and New Madison became Tri-Village Schools. The Theme this year is “Forty Years of Patriot Pride”. Honorary Grand Marshal is Cori Osborne for winning the Poster Contest. Our website, linked from the school’s site, has a complete schedule, contest rules and other information about our fair. Prior and current faculty and staff have been invited back to the weekend events. Friday, they will participate in the crowning ceremony as guests. Saturday, they are invited to ride in the parade on a float provided for them and also a meet and greet ceremony will go on at 1:00 p.m. near the Memory Garden at the South side of the school.

The King and Queen Contestants are as follows: Freshmen – Ms. Allie Downing and Mr. Grant Flory Sophomores – Ms. Riley Hollinger and Mr. Jordan Walker; Juniors – Ms. Jenna Cline and Mr. Colton Linkous; and Seniors – Ms. Heather Ferris and Mr. Alec Smith.

There will be a vast assortment of vendors, artists and local groups providing booths at the fair. On Friday the Cutest Patriot Contest will be held along with the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Entries for the Crop & Produce Section will be accepted Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Booths will open at 5:00 p.m. and the cafeteria will be manned by Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren. They will offer complete meals as well as ala carte items. The Little Mr. & Miss Patriot Contest is being held prior the crowning at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Gym. The Friday evening program beginning at 7:00 p.m. consists of music provided by the Tri-Village High School band and chorus. The crowning of the King and Queen sponsored by the School Fair Committee will take place, and a dance will be held after the program from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. The dance for students K-6 will be held at the New Madison Civic Center and 7-12th grades will dance in the high school auditorium with music provided by Aaron Sebring of “Pardon the Noise”.

Saturday activities include: The Masonic Temple All You Can Eat Sausage and Pancake Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic Temple on East Washington Street. Entries for the Baking Contest will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. Brumbaugh Donuts will also be served by the Drill Team at 8:00 a.m. The Booths open at 9:00 a.m. The Baking Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. in the High School Gym. Parade line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Anderson St. with the parade beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cedar Grove Church will be serving lunch at 11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria until 4:30 p.m. Following the Parade on the front lawn the Tri-Village High School Band along with the Starlets Drill Team will perform a selection from the Darke County Fair Program. The Petting Zoo will be open at 1:00 p.m. The Pinewood Derby Race held by the Boy Scouts will start Registration at 1:00 p.m. and then the race begins at 2:00 p.m. in the High School Gym. The outdoor games will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the front lawn for age’s preschool to adult. The 5th Annual School Fair Auction by our gracious auctioneer Mr. Brian Rismiller will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Commons. The mini tractor pull will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the student parking lot. The American Legion is having their Chicken Supper at 5:00 p.m. at the Legion on Fayette Street. The final activity planned for the weekend is the Neon Patriot 5K or Fun Run. These activities begin with registration at 6:00 p.m. at the blue building on the South side of the school. The Fun Run for ages Kindergarten to 6th Grade takes place at 6:30 p.m. The Neon 5K and Dance party is until 10:00 p.m.

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