Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Exeter Fun Days a Success

Junk in the Trunk

Kiddie and Pet Parade

Despite some much needed rain on Friday and Saturday, Exeter Fun Days went off without a hitch.

Friday night the softball tournament began and just as the sky opened up, so did the garage sales.  Also on Friday night, perennial favorite karaoke was held downtown at John E’s.

Saturday morning started bright and early with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce waffle feed at the Legion.  Also inside and outside the Legion were craft show vendors.  

At 8 a.m. the shotgun start at the Junk in the Trunk was held downtown.  Everyone enjoyed shopping in the flea market atmosphere at this first annual event.  The softball tournament began again and the Bullhead tournament started at the fire hall.

Over the lunch hour, Boy Scout Troop 270 from Friend held a lunch stand at the ball field.  Downtown, there were kids fun stations, including glitter tattoos and sand art.  Bingo was also held at the Legion during the afternoon. There was free swimming and treats at the pool on Saturday and Sunday.

The Kid and Pet Parade was held at 5 p.m. downtown and the participants walked a block and then were announced as they entered the street dance area.  The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department held their annual BBQ serving pork sandwiches, hot dogs and chicken.  Also available in the street dance area were a dunk tank and a bounce house (sponsored by Perennial Public Power District).  Check in for the Bullhead tournament was held during the street dance.

Before the entertainment began, Exeter Chamber of Commerce President John Graham presented the Exeter Fun Days Citizen of the Year award.  This was the first year the award has been given.  Members of the Chamber nominated citizens who have made a difference in the community of Exeter and then voted on the winner.  The first winner of the Exeter Fun Days Citizen of the Year award was Erma Adamson.

Adamson spends hours each week picking up trash throughout the community.  She has also donated a number of very attractive trash receptacles in the downtown area.  She is always working hard to make sure the community looks great.

After the presentation, Rusty Nichol performed at the street dance followed by Who’s Bill Anyway.

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