Farber hosted its “One For The Books” Farber Fun Fest August 5-6. Farber librarian Vernelle Hull was recognized with a key to the city for her more than 50 years of service and dedication during a special presentation made by City of Farber Alderperson Lynn Flowers. In spite of both tractor pull events being canceled due to rain, several contests and activities went on as planned.
The Lucky Party was held on day one along with an Ice Cream Social.
On day two, a 5K Color Run/Mile Walk was held. There was also an Open House at the library, kids games, candy toss, cake walk, fish fry supper, and live music from “King Benny.”
1) Jake-Easton Sharp; 2)Hannah-Allison Vaughan; 3) Bo-Jennifer Williams
1) Spike-Evan Utterback; 2) Sassy-Cooper Sharp; 3) Mia-Elliott Utterback
1) Gunner-Nora Trower; 2) Daisy-Laura and Alyse Heaston; 3) Bo-Jennifer Williams
1) Spike the Bearded Dragon- Evan Utterback
1) Jake-Easton Sharp; 2) Phoebe-Jill and Steve Ebers; Hannah- Allison Vaughan; Rome-Sam Utterback; 3) Dash-Audrey Williams; Gunner-Nora Trower
1) Sassy-Cooper Sharp; 2) Shelby-Tessia Kuda; Daisy-Laura and Alyse Heaston; Mia-Elliott Utterback; 3) Hannah-Allison Vaughan; Rome-Sam Utterback
Best In Show
Horse Shoe Tournament
1) Rodney Brewster; 2) Darryl Henderson; 3) Gary Scherder
1) Joe Jackson; 2) Dave Carlson; 3) Rusty Harris
Dennis Morrison and Ralph Throckmorton
Car Cruise Poker Run
This year’s Farber Fun Fest Car Cruise Poker Run winner was Diane Spradling.
Little Mr./Little Miss
Little Mr Eric Joiner, son of Lisa Joiner, of Vandalia, and Little Miss Kinley Kuda, daughter of Derek and Amy Kuda, of Vandalia. For Little Mr., second place went to Kaden Crenshaw, son of Lisa Joiner and Arron Crenshaw, of Vandalia. As for Little Miss, second place went to Alexis Elliott, daughter of Tasha Lennox and Jason Elliott, of Vandalia. Third place was Lucy Riechmann, daughter of Lacy and Jason Riechmann, of Paris.
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
76-100 lbs.-1) Dalana Gay, 29’7 1/2”; 2) Easton Sharp, 24’6 1/2”; 3) Madison Shelten, 23’ 2 1/2”.
51-75 lbs.-1) Gavin Dudley, 38’1”; 2) Madison Vaughan, 32’9”; 3) Kashton Rhoades, 30’10”.
0-50 lbs.-1) Nolan Dudley, 20’4 3/4”; 2) Ruby Senevey, 12’6”; 3) Cooper Sharp, 11’8 1/2”.
3 years old-1) Freya Riley; 2) Abigail Evans.
4 years old-1) Cooper Sharp.
5 years old-1) Nolan Dudley; 2) Ruby Senevey.
Sand Volleyball Co-ed
First place winners “Bumpin Uglies.” Shown, from left: Kim Douglas, Don Reno, Justin Shiverdecker, and Courtney Shiverdecker.
Second place winners “The Plastics.” Shown, from left: Kari Griffen, Kyley Barnes, Robbie Fyalka, and Chance Evans.
Third place winners “Sets Ed.” Shown, from left: Amy Kuda, Benny Burnett, Danny Beasley, Charles Saunders, and Jaiden Saunders.
Fourth place winners “Block Party.” Shown, from left: Nicole Emmons, Brayden Christian, Ryan Lower, and Tricia Kampeter.
(Baby Show published in the August 10 issue of The Vandalia Leader)