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Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful

Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court.  From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.
Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court. From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.

2016 festival stays high gear rain or shine –

Story and photos by Patricia Beech –

Festival-goers kept one eye toward the sky last weekend, but the  rain that threatened to fall on the Peebles Old Timer’s Day Festival held off until Saturday evening.
“I think it went pretty well,” said festival chairperson  Heather James. “The weather didn’t always work out in our favor, but  it didn’t seem to keep people away. The vendors did a good business,  and we had large turnouts for the pageants and the musical venues. I’m  so thankful to the community and surrounding businesses for their  support. We couldn’t do it without them.”

Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court.  From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.
Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court. From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.

Following Thursday’s opening ceremony Sue and Dan Fristoe were  named the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple and the Mrs. Peebles title went to Betty Hedrick.
An evening of pageantry followed with Miss Cortney Spires being crowned Queen of the festival,  Emily Hudgel won First Runner- Up, Hope  Kreml was Second Runner- Up, Kennedi Newman was Third Runner- Up, and Fourth Runner- Up was Jessica Sowards.

Dan and Sue Fristoe were chosen as the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple.
Dan and Sue Fristoe were chosen as the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple.

Hope Brown was crowned the festival’s Junior Miss. Rylee Hampton  was First Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up was Kaelin White, Third Runner-Up was  Gabbi Polley, and the Fourth Runner-Up was Savannah Gehler.
The 2016 festival Prince was Walker Newman, with Leelan Rideout as First Runner-Up, and Jacob Houchen as Second Runner-Up. The Princess crown  went to Keaton Palmer, First Runner-Up was Kyndel Alonso, Jerzi Tong was Second Runner-Up, Riley Byers was Third Runner-Up and Fourth Runner-Up was Katie Myers.

Introduced last Thursday evening as Mrs. Peebles 2016 was Betty Hedrick.
Introduced last Thursday evening as Mrs. Peebles 2016 was Betty Hedrick.

The festival also featured more than a dozen entertainment venues and there were also the usual fun contests: watermelon eating,  bubblegum blowing, hot dog eating, and kiddie tractor pulls. For the  second year in a row Asher Beam took home first prize in the popular Kiddie and Pet Parade for his western-style-horse-drawn wagon.
Dozens of classic cars featured in the OK Auto Parts Car Show lined up Sunday to join in the festival’s finale, the Grand Parade.  Led by Grand Marshals Victor and Patricia Warfe, the five block parade route was lined with people and children waiting to scoop up the candy  paraders toss into the crowd. The two-hour parade featured royalty,  floats, flags, marching bands, cheerleaders, Scouts, the always  popular Hillbilly Shriners, 4-H clubs, horses, ponies, and politicians.
The Old Timer’s Days Festival is a community fundraiser produced  by the Peebles Lions Club.

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