Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Seaman festival celebrates town’s heritage

The streets of Seaman were closed to traffic and opened to performers and audiences last week for the town’s 102nd annual Fall Festival. The theme of this year’s festival was “Celebrating our Heritage”.

The four-day event drew hundreds of visitors to downtown Seaman where vendors of games, food, and politicians set up shop to peddle their wares.

There was music and dancing to entertain the crowds, carnival rides for the children, and tractor pulls which always draw big crowds and went on for all four days of the festival.

On Wednesday night, the opening night of the Festival, Miss Maddie Toole was crowned Queen of the festival and on Friday Kloey Edwards won the Little Miss title.

Thursday afternoon was a big day for the children of the North Adams School District as they were let out of school early to take part in the annual School Parade. Check the People’s Defender Facebook page for a complete photo album of the School Parade.

A rain shower on Saturday failed to interrupt the Grand Parade or dampen the spirit of the crowds that lined both sides of Main Street. Onlookers stood beneath umbrellas as decorated floats, marching bands, horse drawn carriages, pageant winners, fire trucks, classic cars and vintage tractors rolled past.

Following the parade the Baby Show was held on the center stage. This year’s winners were: Girls, 0-4 months, Izabella Achor; Boys, 0-4 months, Ralston Hayslip; Boys, 5-8 months, Jaxson Humphrey; Girls, 5-8 months, Kinzley Hill; Girls, 9-12 months, Paizlyn Ramsey; Boys, 9-12 months, Cameron Helton; Girls, 13-18 months, Izzabella Rothwell; and Boys, 13-18 months, Gabriel Malone.

With the downtown area of Seaman literally shut down, the festival ruled the weekend and provided entertainment for all ages, from local talent Brad Sparks to performers such as Luke Hawkins and Dusty Trails, Mark Tolle, the “Blood Bought Trio,” Eric Huff and All Out Country, and even Fat Billy’s Boom Box. Child and pet parades and numerous bake sales were also part of the weekend, which as usual proved to be a big success and left county residents ready for next year.

The winners in the Seaman Fall Festival Little Miss Contest were, from left, Little Miss Kloey Edwards, First Runner-up Josephine Foreman, Second Runner-up Lily Bryant, and Third Runner-up Johnie Edwards.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_LittleMiss1.jpgThe winners in the Seaman Fall Festival Little Miss Contest were, from left, Little Miss Kloey Edwards, First Runner-up Josephine Foreman, Second Runner-up Lily Bryant, and Third Runner-up Johnie Edwards. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

These two twin hot-rodders were part of the Seamasn Fall Festival Parade.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Festival1.jpgThese two twin hot-rodders were part of the Seamasn Fall Festival Parade. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

This float in the Seaman Fall Festival Parade celebrated the railroad heritage of the village.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Festival2.jpgThis float in the Seaman Fall Festival Parade celebrated the railroad heritage of the village. Patricia Beech | People’s Defender

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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