The newly formed duo “Pike 41” will be providing this year’s entertainment at the Vandalia Area Fair Dinner Auction Fundraiser on February 8 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Vandalia.
“Pike 41” features Bowling Green’s Joey Ringhausen and Vandalia’s Dylan Stubblefield, who recently had their local hit “Small Town Livin’” go viral on the internet.
The duo began playing together just two years ago.
In that time, they have fine-tuned the dynamics of their musical chemistry, settling on the roles each musician fills.
Both play acoustic guitar; Ringhausen takes the lead on vocals, with Stubblefield filling in harmonies.
Dylan Stubblefield is the son of Gary Stubblefield and Sandy Stubblefield, of Vandalia; Joey Ringhausen is the son of Bo Ringhausen and Teri Kite, of Bowling Green. Stubblefield attends University of Central Missouri, majoring in conservation enforcement; Ringhausen is going to Truman State University and majors in education.
The two will be performing around 6 p.m.
Doors open for this year’s event at 4:30 p.m. with the start of the silent auction.
A meal will start being served at 5 p.m. It features catfish dinners with baked beans, cole slaw, fried potatoes, a drink, and dessert.
Ham will also be an option.
Plates will cost $8 for adults and $5 for kids.
The main auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Some of the items designated include gift certificates, Mizzou gift basket, homemade cakes, bags of seed corn and beans donated by seed distributors, Budweiser fire pit, passes for the Pike County Fair, Van-Far jacket from Deters, subscriptions to The Vandalia Leader, and so much more.
Vandalia Area Fair Association President Nancy Jennings said items are still being taken as donations for the annual event.
Vandalia Area Fair Date and Positions
She also said this year’s Fair week has moved from July back to June and is set for June 24-28.
This year’s Vandalia Area Fair Association’s board includes Jennings as president, Rick Goodhart as vice-president, Larry Nation as secretary, and Mary Jones as treasurer.