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New Kent County Fair 2017

By Andre Jones | August 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Seven-year old New Kent princess Haliah Douglas interacts with goats at the petting zoo exhibit during the New Kent County Fair on Aug. 12 at the high school. Despite on and off weather, residents and visitors were able to check out exhibits, shows, and a number of attractions during the three-day event.Andre' Jones photos

Seven-year old New Kent princess Haliah Douglas interacts with goats at the petting zoo exhibit during the New Kent County Fair on Aug. 12 at the high school. Despite on and off weather, residents and visitors were able to check out exhibits, shows, and a number of attractions during the three-day event.

Andre' Jones photos

Tracy Bryan accumulated 290 points to claim the top spot in the adult division for this year’s sweepstakes at New Kent’s County Fair.

Last year’s winner Martha Martin rung in 128 points, good enough to take second place in the competition. Marilyn DeHart scored 117 points to round out the top three.

In the youth competition, Justine Eckert scored 102 points to be named as the winner of the division.

Carly Turner put together a 54-point performance to finish in second place, while Lucy Vick’s 28 points was good enough to earn her the bronze.

Other results:

Adults- 4. Margaret Pomfrey (106), 5. Tamika Hathaway (85), 6. Linda Paul (50).

Youth- 4. Layla Fessman (20), 5. Madison Gilbert (15), 6. Melanie Gilbert (8), 7. Lauren Vick (5).

Magician Steve Kish pulls a quarter from behind a volunteer’s ear as part of his act as part of New Kent’s county fair.

Magician Steve Kish pulls a quarter from behind a volunteer’s ear as part of his act as part of New Kent’s county fair.

Artwork, a centerpiece, and a mason jar created by Tracy Bryan are on display as part of the sweepstakes winner’s compilation to earn the top spot.

Artwork, a centerpiece, and a mason jar created by Tracy Bryan are on display as part of the sweepstakes winner’s compilation to earn the top spot.

The creation of balloon animals put smiles on the faces of onlookers as weather clears up in time for outdoor attractions.

The creation of balloon animals put smiles on the faces of onlookers as weather clears up in time for outdoor attractions.