Fairest of the Fair crowned Monday
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:17 pm
Beachum is a familiar name in Obion County when it comes to beauty pageants and the fair pageants this year are no different.
Olivia Brooke Beachum, 18, daughter of Dr. Steve Beachum of Union City and the late Teresa Beachum, won the coveted title of Obion County Fairest of the Fair Monday night. Her sister, Bettye Claire Beachum, 14, was named first maid in the Teen Miss pageant.
Brooke is a student at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, while Bettye Claire is a student at Union City High School.
Other Fairest of the Fair winners Monday night included first maid Allison Michelle Reddin, 17, of Kenton, daughter of Cheryl Reddin and Steve Reddin and a student at Obion County Central High School; second maid Jerrie Catherine Carrington of Woodland Mills, 18, daughter of Wade and Lisa Carrington and a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin; and third maid Jordan Jones of Kenton, 19, daughter of Greg and Kim Jones and a student at UTM.
Savannah Diane Black-well of Union City, 15, daughter of Andy and Me-lissa Blackwell, was named Teen Miss. The remainder of her court included second maid Aubree Guess, 15, of Union City, daughter of Todd and Tracy Guess; and third maid Molly Katherine Maclin, 14, daughter of Hank Maclin and Cindi and Brad Cook. All are students at UCHS.
The Obion County Fair inducted long-time supporter Raymond Phillips into the Hall of Fame. He is a former fair manager and current advisory board member. (See related photo, Page 12.)
During the nightly drawing Monday at 10, Rick Horton of Union City won $500 and Aaron Smith of Hornbeak won the Pick Tennessee basket. A new game, Truck Dice Roll, a promotion through EZ Credit in Union City, allows 10 fairgoers the opportunity to win a new truck. Fair board member Blake Laws said 10 tickets are drawn and those people get to roll six dice. The dice, which have letters on them, are rolled all at once. If they land with letters spelling OC FAIR, the ticketholder wins the truck. No one won the truck on Monday. The truck and more information about the program can be found in front of the Commercial Exhibits Building at the fairgrounds.
More beauties will compete for titles tonight when Petite Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss pageants are held at the Reelfoot Bank Stage at 6:30. Moto-cross racing will be held at 7 at the riding arena.
Area youth who showed their junior market hogs, lambs and steers in the Hunter Miller Livestock Barn this morning will be able to sell them tonight during the Obion County Junior Livestock Association auction at 7.
A second night of Fair Karaoke Idol will begin at the Back Porch Stage at 7. The first performance of “Glee” will be held at the Whitney Cozart Pavilion around 9 and Bootcut will perform at the Back Porch Stage at 10:30.
Admission tonight is Pay-One-Price night. All fairgoers will pay $10 for admission and unlimited rides. Season tickets may be used for entry, but this will not include the rides.
Wednesday’s events will include junior and open swine shows at 6 p.m. in the Hunter Miller Livestock Barn and A Night of Praise at the Reelfoot Bank Stage and Fair Karaoke finals at the Back Porch Stage at 7. The fair show “Glee” will be held around 6:45 p.m., so as not to interfere with The Night of Praise performance, and again at 9. A ride armband special will be available on Wednesday after 6 p.m. for $20.
The fair is scheduled to be held through Saturday. Season tickets are $20. General admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12, with children ages 5 and younger admitted free.
Published in The Messenger 8.17.10