Town & Country Days Continues
The 54th annual Town and Country Days picked their royalty on Aug. 11 after opening ceremonies to kickoff the fist day of Town and Country Days.
First up was the Prince and Princesses, taking Runner-up Prince was Steven Williams. He is six years old and his parents are Brent and Carolanne Williams. The Prince was Brennan Droppleman. He is three years old and his parents are Eric and Kasic Droppleman.
Kynnedi Dallison, age five, took Runner-up Princess. Her parents are Clay and Tomazsina Dallison. Elizabeth Utt, age four, was crowned Princess. Her parents are James and Nicole Utt.
Tori Anderson was crowned Queen. She also won the Most Congenial and Most Photogenic. Her parents are Dan and Sue Anderson. Asia Richmond was first runner-up. Her parents are, Jae and Byron Lehew.
Kara Hindman was second runner-up. Her parents are, Julie and Aaron Hindman. Haley White was third runner-up. Her parents are William and Lisa White.
Teen Queen was Kara Boggs, daughter of Teri and John Boggs. Pre Teen Queen was McKinlee Yoho, daughter of Kelly and Mike Lloyd and Sean and Lisa Yoho. Pre-Teen Runner-up was Chloe Neely, daughter of Dave and Christy Neely.
Little Miss was Lidia ?Midcap, daughter of Charlie and Kandi Midcap. Little Miss Runner-up was Londen Martin, daughter of Mikey and Racquel Martin.The fun and festivities of Town and Country Days continues today with entertainment on the stage and on the track.
Stage-wise, The Joseph Sisters, who performed at the Gaslight Theater in Sistersville in June, will return to the local area for a performance tonight at 8:30 p.m. Local favorite Hundred Miles From Nowhere will open for them at 7 p.m.
The Joseph Sisters country/soul band singing group are a result of their strong family upbringing in Wheeling, W.Va. The girls have been performing together for about 15 years. Marybeth is the oldest, followed by Jamie and then Shalyn.
Friday’s entertainment, while perhaps not instantly recognizable by name to the general public, will bring a familiar face to the stage at 8:30 p.m. Teddy Gentry and Rockit City includes co-founding member and bassist of the legendary country Alabama. Each member of Rockit City has success in their own right, but when Charles English, Chip Davis, Jimmy Stewart, and Billie Davis were brought into a recording studio, magic was the outcome. The band’s latest additions of Trenicia Butler, Mike Pyle, and Eddie Bell has only added to the band’s momentum.
Opening for Rockit City will be the Jeff Ray Band at 7 p.m.
Trick Pony will headline the fair, closing out festivities on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Many country music fans will undoubtedly remember Trick Pony from their hits “Pour Me,” “On a Night Like This,” “Just What I Do,” and “On a Mission” that filled radio airwaves in the 2000s. You might even remember them performing at Town and Country Days in 2005, the year before the members went their separate ways. Not once did the thought cross their minds that they would someday unite.
Opening for Trick Pony will be the 11/70 Band, taking the stage at 7 p.m. Also, prior to 11/70, at 6:30 p.m., the winners of the Sing Off (to be held Thursday evening) will perform for the crowd who will no doubt enjoy the newly cemented seating area, making walking easier and giving a level space for lawn chairs.
Track activities include Adult MotoCross, tonight, 7 p.m.; 4×4 Truck and Tractor Pulls, Thursday, 7 p.m.; ATV Drag Races, Friday, 6 p.m.; and 4×4 Mud Bog, Saturday, 1 p.m.
As is traditional, Thursday is Senior Day, with those age 65 and up admitted free until 1 p.m. At the Mollohan center a free picnic lunch will be served, followed by entertainment by The Gracemen and the awarding of the Outstanding Citizen of the Year at 2:30 p.m. Also on that day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be holding a non-perishable food drive for local pantries.
Daily there are commercial, home, livestock, and produce exhibits; Bingo; a fun horse show at 6 p.m.; and drawing for door prizes at 9 p.m. Saturday morning also features children’s games and a kids’ casting contest.
Deshler Amusements will provide carnival rides and games all week long. All the rides are included with the price of admission, except the fun house and and side shows are an additional charge.
Inflation has not hit Town and Country Days as admission for ages five and up remains at $8 per day, Monday through Thursday, and $9 on Friday and Saturday. Season passes are available for $30.