2011-08-11 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 19, 1971


Four Fulton County girls will compete for the honor of Miss Fulton

County Fair queen on Monday, August 23, at the grandstand show at the fair. The contestants are Bonnie Mellott and Sharon Watkins of Harrisonvile, Marilyn Schriever of Warfordsburg and Vickie Earley of McConnellsburg.

The 204-acre Meadow Grounds Lake, one of Pennsylvania’s most attractive manmade lakes, will be the scene of the District Jamboree on August 21. The District Jamboree is sponsored by the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District and is a day filled with exhibits, demonstrations, contests and prizes.

A Fulton County 4-H member was firstplace winner in the outdoor cookery demonstration contest at State 4-H Days at Penn Sate, August 9-11. Miss Virginia Palmer of Warfordsburg received her award from one of the officials.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown Miller of Hustontown left for a couple weeks of fishing in Canada.

Marriage licenses: Lawrence B. Stine of Greencastle and Marie E. Harr of Big Cove Tannery; Clarence Snyder of Johnstown and Michelle Newman of Lebanon; William Greever of Washington, D.C., and Miriam Knight of Silver Spring, Md.; David McClure and Sherry Hoffman, both of Three Springs; Meredith Shives of Harrisonville and Karen Mellott of McConnellsburg; Marlin Evans Harr of Big Cove Tannery and Nancy Dovey of Mercersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Diegelman toured New York state last week, visiting the Lake George resort and the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

The late Mrs. Mary Lynch Keebaugh property on Lincoln Way East was purchased last week by Jack Kelso. His son, Pat, and family will take up residence there.

Deaths: James Riley Sipes; Mrs. Susan Peck, Charlestown, W.Va.; Leslie W. Covert, Orbisonia.

Birth at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Bard of Warfordsburg on August 9.

Debbie Horton of McConnellsburg was a red ribbon winner at the public speaking contest held during state 4-H Days, August 9-11, on the campus of the Penn State University.

Danny L. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Snyder of McConnellsburg, has been promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

Attractions which have brought the biggest crowds in the last 15 years of the fair include: Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Jo Ann Castle and the International Circus. In the early days of the fair, weddings in front of the grandstand held the record for bringing the biggest crowd.

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