Tuesday, October 10, 2017

HarvestFest at Dean Park

Small crowd but BIG fun had at Dean Park on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the 9th Annual HarvestFest. There were many events going on in Winston County that same day, however, Dean Park had it share of children who enjoyed themselves tremendously as they played various games that were conducted by Nancy Eichelberger and Elmetra Patterson. The prizes were $5. for each winner and the money had to be spend with the vendors at the park. Prize money was donated by Farm Bureau Manager, Joey Partridge who was one of the sponsors of the festival.

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 Free throw winners                     Balloon Toss Winners: Nitoka Eichelberger and Adian Miller
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     Balloon Toss winners: Zaryhia Parker and Brayley Parker Hula hoop winner: Zaryhia Parker
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Record breaking winner overall: Desiree Hogan         Judges: Fred Sims, Mary Coleman, Elmetra Patterson

  • 1st Prize - Lake Tiak-O-Khata ‘Get Away’ won by Bettye Sherrod
  • 2nd Prize - $100. Cash won by Cynthia Waldrip
  • 3rd Prize – An Outdoor Double Propane Heater – Fair Oil Company won by Tammie Easley
  • 4th Prize - $50. Gift Certificate - Vowell’s Marketplace won by Chris Shell

The Sunshine Boys were enjoyed by all as they entertained the crowd in a gospel concert under the pavilion. They are well known in our county and in the Center Ridge Community and are a hit at the HarvestFest yearly. They are also members of the Garden Club at Dean Park.

The Girl Scout Ambassadors of Winston County #20012 donated 6 cakes for the cake walk that was enjoyed by children and adults. Thanks to their leaders Rita and Paul Eichelberger for coordinating the cake walk donations. Thanks to the Black Girls Read (BGR) of the The Malachi Project Youth Mentoring Program for their service. They have become regular volunteers at the park with their director Dr. Melissa Davis.

Thanks to George Henry, Lorenda and Nitoka Eichelberger for selling the raffles tickets and volunteering. The Friends of Dean Park, Inc. thanks all who supported this event. “We especially thank our sponsors, Lake Tiak-O-Khata, Winston County Farm Bureau and Fair Oil Company”, President Richard Moncrief stated.