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Peebles Hosts 2015 Old Timer’s Days

This past weekend the village of Peebles blocked off its Main Street and laid out the welcome mat for its 48th annual Old Timer’s Days Festival.

This year’s festival offered an abundance of choices, an abundance of food, an abundance of things to buy, and an abundance of people to meet, chat with, and bump into.

The event was jam-packed with live entertainment, arts and craft booths, opportunities to win prizes and the scent of food permeating the air like a blessing.

The festival kicked off on Thursday evening with a prayer offered up by the Reverend Phil Fulton and the singing of the national anthem by the Peebles Elementary Choir.

A moment of silence recognized the contributions of the late Phil Swayne who was the event’s emcee for more than two decades.

Rick and Sally Cunningham were chosen as the festival’s Old Timer’s Couple, Jack and Sis McCoy as parade Grand Marshals, and Wilma Dailey was named the 2015 Mrs. Peebles.

Amber Renchen was crowned Queen of the Festival and Brooklyn Cluxton won the title of Junior Miss.

Throughout the four day event more than a dozen musical venues (including a Karaoke Night) and four clogging troupes provided entertainment for festival-goers.

There were also cultural demonstrations by Native Americans.

Festival emcee, Cynthia Rader, said of this year’s festival, “I think it all went very well. The Queen and her court did an awesome job carrying out their duties and helping with the pageants. I was very proud of them. We had large audiences for the pageants and the bands, and we had a lot of good vendors this year. The tea shop was really great, the Native American and the House of Phacop’s booths were both really interesting. We really appreciate all of the vendors and local businesses who contribute to the festival.”

Dozens of participants competed in Saturday’s pageants. This years winners were: Princess Aiva Brumley and Prince Toryn Palmer (ages 5-7); Little Mister Zane Ward and Little Miss Sylviannah Dyson (ages 2-3); Little Mister Walker Newman and Little Miss Jerzi Tong (ages 3-4); Miss Pre-Teen PrincessTalia Arey (ages 8-10); and Jr. Princess Jocelyn Chamblin (ages 11-12).

Winners of the Baby Contests included: Brantley McClure and Zalei Croghan (0-6 months); Payton McGlothin and Emma Swayne (7-12 months); Chad Burns Jr. and Nevaeh Chamblin (13-18 months); Chase Scrivner and Paisley Jessee (ages 19-24 months).

Winners in the Cutie Pie Contests were: Prince Maddux Musser, Tate Polley 1st runner-up, Nash Crago, 2nd runner-up; Princess Lily Bryant, Zaylee McClanahan 1st runner-up, Nevaeh Chamblin 2nd runner-up.

Several of the town’s businesses decorated their store fronts. The Fifth Third Bank won the People’s Choice for their window display.

The festival offered a variety of competitions: the OTD 5K Run/Walk, a 3-on3 Youth and Adult Basketball tournament, a Corn-hole tourney, and a Kiddie Tractor Pull.

There were also the usual fun contests: Pie throwing, Frog Jumping, Watermelon eating, Bubblegum-Blowing, the Hotdog Chow Down, the Cutie Pet Show, and the Kiddie Parade.

The Cutie Pet Show winners were: Cutest Pet winner Kayleigh Humphrey for her pet Amber; 1st runner-up Jayme Mahan for her pet Kita; and 2nd runner up Jayme Mahan for her pets Peach and Andy.

Kiddie Parade Contest Winners: Best Fictional Character 1st place Asher Beam as Batman; Open Category 1st place Nash Crago as a Pirate and Best of Show 1st place for his pirate ship.

On Sunday fifty special automobiles were featured in the OTD Car Show. Antiques, classics, low riders, muscle cars, and trucks from earlier eras were on display in the OK Auto Parts parking area.

The festival finale was Sunday’s Grand Parade. The parade’s five block route was lined with people and children waiting to scoop up the candy traditionally-tossed into the crowds. The two hour parade featured floats, flags, a marching band, horses and ponies, Batboy and Batman, a fire-fighting pup, an Indian Maid, hayrides, fire trucks, and a fire brigade, Scouts, and Shriners in funny hats, cheerleaders and tumbling acrobats, hillbilly cars and all of the churches, tractors and farmers, and local 4-H’ers, a knight in shining armor on a white horse, and the Old Timer’s Days Queen and her royal court.

The Old Timer’s Days Festival is a community fundraiser produced by the Peebles Lions Club. Proceeds from the event go to the Lions Club Eyeglass and Community Outreach programs. The club gives annual college scholarships to graduating seniors and provides school children in need with backpacks and supplies, clothing, and winter scarves and mittens. They also maintain a disaster fund to help people who have lost their homes to fire, tornado or flood.

The royalty for the 2015 Old Timer’s Days Festival was crowned on Thursday, Sept. 17. Pictured here are Queen Amber Renchen and her Court. From left, Fourth Runner-Up Stephanie Miller, Second Runner-Up Josey Scott, Queen Amber Renchen, First Runner-Up Hanna Kreml, and Third Runner-Up Hayley Rolfe.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_OTDqueens1.jpgThe royalty for the 2015 Old Timer’s Days Festival was crowned on Thursday, Sept. 17. Pictured here are Queen Amber Renchen and her Court. From left, Fourth Runner-Up Stephanie Miller, Second Runner-Up Josey Scott, Queen Amber Renchen, First Runner-Up Hanna Kreml, and Third Runner-Up Hayley Rolfe. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

The 2015 Old Timer’s Days couple was named on the opening night of the festival and the honorees were Sally and Rick Cunningham.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_OTDcouple1.jpgThe 2015 Old Timer’s Days couple was named on the opening night of the festival and the honorees were Sally and Rick Cunningham. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

The Good Time Cloggers brought a little taste of “Red Riding Hood” and the “Big Bad Wolf” to the Old Timer’s Days in Peebles last weekend.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_cloggers1.jpgThe Good Time Cloggers brought a little taste of “Red Riding Hood” and the “Big Bad Wolf” to the Old Timer’s Days in Peebles last weekend. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

Dakota Stone was one of the winners in the Kiddie Tractor Pull at the 2015 Old Timer’s Days in Peebles.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_kiddietractor1.jpgDakota Stone was one of the winners in the Kiddie Tractor Pull at the 2015 Old Timer’s Days in Peebles. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender
Festival celebrates its 48th year

By Patricia Beech

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