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Ninth Jellico Fall Festival Scheduled

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Ninth Jellico Fall Festival Scheduled

By Nancy Bright, TYPESETTER

 

Ninth Jellico Fall Festival Scheduled   By NANCY L. BRIGHT nancy@lafollettepress.com   This weekend Jellico will host its ninth Old Fashion Fall Fest. Merchants are being asked to decorate their windows for the event. Contest judging will begin on Saturday morning with plaques being presented to the winners in all categories, best fall display and best fall overall. Vendors of all kinds will be open for business at 10 a.m. each day. “We have more vendors than we have ever had” said Jake Bennett, Jellico Tourism Director. Contests beginning at 3 p.m. will be the ice cream eating and pie eating contests sponsored by the Jellico High School Beta Club and the old fashion fall fest costume (men and ladies) competition which will have two winners. The pie eating contest will have two age groups, with the ice cream eating contest having three age groups. Sarah Fredericks will have a quilt show in the library conference room each day beginning at 10 a.m.; anyone having quilts to display or sell can bring them to Fredericks anytime after 10 a.m. on Oct. 2. Alla Faye Monday will be hosting horseshoe contests and demonstrations on Friday morning, no preregistration is needed. At noon daily, local Bill Rigney and family will be entertaining on the stage in Veterans Park with special guest singers each day. Headline entertainment for Oct. 2 will be Klassyc Times, they are back for their fourth time and Eddie Barber will be the Oct. 3 headliner. “Kids just love him” said Bennett. An open mike time will be offered daily for anyone who wants to participate. The Douglas family of Newcomb will also be demonstrating the art of molasses making and selling the fresh molasses.  On Friday at noon China Hackler and friends will be entertaining local students with her demonstrations. She will be demonstrating the art of milking a live cow and a goat, corn grinding, lye making, hominy making, washboard washing, buttermilk churning and much more. She will have barrel rides and petting zoo. Students will be encouraged to participate in the demonstrations. “Mrs. Hackler’s demonstrations captivate the students” Bennett said. The festival will also feature “the best variety of food we have ever had” Bennett said.