Monday kicked off the Delaware County Fair, with one of the largest parades in the fair’s history. Around 250 floats made their way down the streets of Manchester in the 45-minute long parade. And Manchester firefighters took in a record $2,111 in donations from parade-goers for their annual MDA Fill-the-Boot campaign.
Today is Day Two of the Delaware County Fair… Delaware County ISU Extension and Outreach Program Director Amber Reiter says today has been a busy 4-H and FFA judging day, with the pet show and modified poultry show this morning. Here’s a look at some of today’s other 4-H and FFA judging events and some of yesterday’s winners…
Free carnival rides are back at this year’s Delaware County Fair (they’ll start up at 3 o’clock this afternoon). And there are a couple of new things to check out at today’s fair. Fair Manager Jeannie Domeyer says “Two Buck Tuesday” is a way to try some new foods without spending a lot of money.
A new event tonight is the Celebrity Charity Donkey Races. Area businesses were asked several weeks ago to compete against their co-workers by seeing who could raise the most money for the charity of their choice. The winners will present their donations to their charities tonight – plus they’ll get stuck riding a donkey in the Donkey Races.
Some of the riders in tonight’s Celebrity Charity Donkey Races include Dr. Zingula from Advanced Eyecare Associates, Barb Drew from Citizens State Bank, Jill Knipper from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan Hunt from Farm Credit Servicecs, Dave Smith from GNB Bank, Mitch Dingbaum from QC Supply, Dr. Thompson from Regional Medical Center, Kurt Funke from the Delaware County Courthouse, Tony Monaghan from Monaghan Financial and KMCH’s Janelle Tucker. The Donkey Races start at 6:30 at the horse arena. Other entertainment tonight includes the popular Motocross Races at 7 pm in the grandstands, and a free acapella concert at 8 o’clock on the festival stage.
You can find more information about this year’s Delaware County Fair at delawarecofair.com. And we’ll keep you up to date all week long on KMCH. (Photos by News Director Janelle Tucker)