New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2017

A splash at Charles City’s county fair

By Andre Jones | September 9, 2017 2:36 pm
Charles City High School’s JROTC instructor Steward Greene takes a dip in the dunking booth as part of the many attractions available at Charles City’s County Fair on Sept. 9. Approximately 200 people made their way to the county high school for food, fun, and a plethora of rides.Andre' Jones photos

Charles City High School’s JROTC instructor Steward Greene takes a dip in the dunking booth as part of the many attractions available at Charles City’s County Fair on Sept. 9. Approximately 200 people made their way to the county high school for food, fun, and a plethora of rides.

Andre' Jones photos

Judy Ledbetter earned 26 blue ribbons and was recognized as the top adult winner with a total of 39 ribbons at Charles City’s County Fair on Sept. 8-10. David Ledbetter and Tina Whitehead tied for second place, garnering 16 blue ribbons apiece, while Oliver Whitehead earned 12 blue ribbons for third place. Judy Ledbetter also earned 19 additional blue ribbons as she teamed with Louise Hudgins. Joy Starkey’s Coconut Layer Cake was named best in Charles City, while Phil Hayes won the “Egg Ole’” specialty category.

In the youth division, Cornelia Erda and Henry Erda tied for top honors with one blue and one red ribbon apiece. Shirley Massey finished in second with one blue ribbon.

Adult Division

Andrew Adams- 1 red. David Adams- 2 blue. Mary Adams- 1 white. Chrystal Adkins- 3 blue, 1 white. Mildred Adkins 2 blue, 2 red, 1 white. Hilda Barbour, 1 red. Kathleen Borkey- 6 blue, 2 red, 4 white, 1 “Best in Show”. Joyce Bradby- 2 blue. Grace Bradby- 1 blue. Mary Brown- 1 blue, 2 red. Jevon Brown- 1 blue. Barbara Caper- 2 blue. Brenda Clark- 6 blue, 2 red. Diane Cook- 8 blue, 15 red, 5 white. Inge Curtis- 2 blue. Muschi Fisher- 4 blue, 2 red, 1 white. Steve Fuhrmann- 3 blue. Barbara Ghee- 1 blue, 3 red, 3 white. Gail Hampton- 1 red. Denise Hardy- 1 green. Donald Hayes- 3 blue, 5 red. Phil Hayes- 1 blue, 1 white. Pam Hoyt- 1 green. Louise Hudgins- 8 blue, 9 red, 2 white. Amanda Jefferson- 3 red, 2 white. Herschel Jones- 2 white. Judy Ledbetter & Louise Hudgins- 19 blue, 8 red, 1 white. David Ledbetter- 16 blue, 7 red, 2 white. Judy Ledbetter- 26 blue, 8 red, 5 white. Cheyenne Nottingham- 1 red. Senior Connection Group- 3 blue, 1 red. Joy Starkey- 6 blue, 5 red, 1 white, 1 “Best in Show”. Lawrence Starkey- 3 blue. Carolyn Stevens- 1 blue. Tanya Stewart- 2 blue. Oliver Whitehead- 12 blue, 8 red, 9 white. Tina Whitehead- 16 blue, 8 red, 2 white, 1 “Best in Show.” Kristina Williams- 3 blue, 2 red, 2 white. Lauren Wynn- 1 blue, 2 red, 1 white.

Joy Starkey shows her versatility in the kitchen  as her rendition of a coconut cake allows her to repeat as “Charles City’s Best” for the second year in a row.

Joy Starkey shows her versatility in the kitchen as her rendition of a coconut cake allows her to repeat as “Charles City’s Best” for the second year in a row.

Kids were able to have a seat as a spinning ride attraction and catch a cool breeze at the same time.

Kids were able to have a seat as a spinning ride attraction and catch a cool breeze at the same time.

For the more adventurous explorers, inflatables such as an obstacle course provided ample opportunities to test athletic skills.

For the more adventurous explorers, inflatables such as an obstacle course provided ample opportunities to test athletic skills.