Jones hosts Old Timers Day

By Maxine Wheelan
Staff Writer

Old Timers Day always draws a crowd on Main Street in Jones City and this year was no different. The streets were roped off and the Police were giving directions

The annual hay bale throw is a contest that always draws a large crowd on Main Street during Jones Old Timers Day. (Photo by Ryan Horton)

The annual hay bale throw is a contest that always draws a large crowd on Main Street during Jones Old Timers Day. (Photo by Ryan Horton)

to parking. Vendors lined the streets as well as food trucks and the Funnel cake was in great demand.
Tyler and Morgan McClehaney had a booth to sell tickets on several guns. All money raised on the raffle will go to put in a “Splash Pad”. They had their twin daughters, Saylor and Sterling as well as Grandmother Chriss Sleeper present to help out while they volunteered.
Tammy Wallace, City Clerk and Linda Harcum were everywhere making sure things were on time.
The contests got underway with a Krispy Kreme Eating Contest and followed by the Nicoma Park Square Dancers “Happy Tracks” performing.
Jones school children performed on the stage before the cake, cookie and pie contests where blue ribbons and cash were awarded.
There were dogs everywhere for the pet contest and trophies were awarded for the cutest pet.
Noon brought on the “Kiss the Pig” and from there the cutest baby boy and cutest baby girl contest of newborns to 18 months. The audience was the judges.
The Lawn Mower Races did not do well as the second race involved a blow out on Don Fish’s lawn mower, veering into the audience and injuring two young boys, Josh and Caleb Boggs. The police and fire departments were on the scene and both boys were taken by ambulance to the hospital. They were returned home where they are both recuperating.
Mr. Fish had minor injuries on the outside but was really hurting in the inside over the incident.
The Parade entrants had all been judged and as they entered Main Street in front of the band stand, they were each given their trophy.
The Street Dance and entertainment lasted well into the evening.
Another Old Timers Day, with many memories and always looking forward to the first Saturday in October each year.

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