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Franklin County Fair 2013

Trophy makers score high at local car show

September 12, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The hit of this year’s Franklin County Car Show were the trophies created by Larry Hansen and Craig Kunz. The two Preston School District employees sculpted the trophies using a welder and motor odds and ends. “We took parts from everything we could find and made the trophies,”...

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Video Report! Franklin County Fair Car Show

September 10, 2013
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Video Report! Fair Factor was a hit again

September 10, 2013
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Fair Factor

September 7, 2013
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Rico Crosland and Debbie King corral a pig as part of the Franklin County Fair Factor.

Story and photos by TERESA CHIPMAN   On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Franklin County Fair once again held a Fair Factor competition in the rodeo arena. This time the theme was centered around the Old West, in celebration of the fair’s 100th year. Tickets were $2 and included a live concert by No Limits...

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It’s about service

August 23, 2013
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Bloomfest contestants from left-to-right: Melanie Carter, Harley Larson, Carley Jepperson, Paisley
Smith, Kenidee Earl, Adilee Carter, Emilee Bostwick and Devony Jepperson.

Contestants vie for Bloomfest titles    By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Eight hopefuls between five and 12-years-old competed for crowns and sashes at this year’s Bloomfest Princess Pageant on Wednesday night of fair week. This year’s pageant had less competition than usual. With nine awards and only eight contestants, every girl went home with...

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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey ‘thrills’ crowd at Fair

August 22, 2013
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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey (r) works his ‘wonders’ on a volunteer during
a performance at last week’s Franklin County Fair.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern From making volunteers dance to “Thriller” to convincing a man that he’s a Barbie doll, combining comedy and hypnosis is what Chris Mabrey did best at the annual Franklin County Fair on Wednesday and Thursday nights. “I wasn’t here last year, but I’ve performed in Preston three times,” Mabrey...

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Fair ends: It’s a wrap

August 21, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair ended on Saturday with the bull bonanza in a packed arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events through the week brought out good crowds, despite very hot and breezy weather. “Things really came together,” Fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We had...

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Diabetes Awareness Run starts on Saturday at fairgrounds

August 15, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Diabetes Awareness Run will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday in front of the Robinson Fair Building. The activity is part of the Franklin County Fair. Organizer Lisa Gleed said this is the second year of the run aiming to inform the public about Type-1 Diabetes. “Last...

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County Fair underway

August 14, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair started on Saturday with a ranch rodeo in the arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events will continue this week, from entertainment to the bull bonanza. “Things have come together,” Fair Committee Chair Wes Harris said. “We expect a good week, especially...

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Car show

August 9, 2013
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Fifth-annual event scheduled for Aug. 17  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The fifth-annual Franklin County Car Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Preston City Park from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Car buffs from around the county and beyond will have the opportunity to show off their “pride and joy.”...

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