Heart Booth at festival...Mrs. Barbara Alexander takes blood pressure of Mrs. Effie Strange.
Big festival to open Friday
(Courtesy of The Jackson Herald, Oct. 2, 1974, edition.)
Everything from a Tom Thumb wedding to a dunking machine will be a part of Maysville Autumn Leaf Arts Festival this weekend.
The festival will open at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until 6 p.m. Sunday.
A parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday will be a highlight with Tammy Garrison, the new "Miss Autumn Leaf Festival," a participant. Also in the parade will be Shriners, the Atlanta Piper Band, the Jefferson High School band, floats and various officials.
In addition to the events mentioned, there will be a cake walk, bingo, horse shoe tournament, greasy pole, barbecue, ice cream, candy apples, popcorn, antiques, rides, dancing, music, arts and crafts.
The first major event will be the cake walk at 7 p.m. Friday under the trees in the Maysville square.
The Atlanta Piper Band will perform at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, bringing the unusual music of the bagpipes to Maysville.
TOM THUMB WEDDING
BILLY DILWORTH PARTY
The Commerce and Jackson County Jaycees are participating this year, with the Commerce group selling popcorn, cotton candy and candy apples and the Jackson County group handling the dunking machine, horseshoe tournament and checkers tournament.
The Maysville Community Club is the official sponsor of the annual festival which is being held this year for the eighth time.
Photos by Linda Toney and courtesy of The Jackson Herald, Oct. 9, 1974 edition.
Stop pollution, ride a horse..."Horse power" was much in evidence in the parade.
Third place float winner...Sponsored by the Booster Club. The cheerleader float was the recipient of the second place ribbon.
Jefferson High School Marching Band...The majorettes lead the way. They are (L to R) Kay Baldwin, Donna Smith, Elizabeth House, (head majorette), Jackie Wills, Kathy Asbury and Charlotte Tucker. Band director Ben McClure is at right behind Miss Tucker.
Atlanta Pipe Band in Maysville Parade...Shown are a few of the pipers, who later presented concerts in Maysville.
Men's Horseshoes Champs...Willie Groves (L) of Maysville and James Coker (R) of Homer won the doubles event sponsored by the Jackson County Jaycees at the Maysville Festival. Mr. Coker also placed first in the singles event.
Ladies Horseshoes Champs...(L to R) Glenda Barron of Commerce placed second, Hazel Echols of Maysville placed first, and Jackie Skelton of Jefferson placed third in the Jackson County Jaycees Ladies Horseshoe Tournament. (Photo by Robert Aiken)
Checker Champs...Jimmy Doss (L), Maysville, placed first in this weekend's checker tournament at the Maysville Festival with Bobby Hooper (R), Maysville, running second. The event was sponsored by the Jackson County Jaycees. (Photo by Robert Aiken)
Bargains galore...Mrs. Horace Wood tries out a three-wheel motorcycle at Don Hill's Garage this weekend--just one of many bargains available at the festival. With her are (L to R) Mary Arnold, Miss Medora Adams and Mrs. Sam Letson.
Maysville mayor James Ray prepares a plate of pork barbecue during the Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival held last weekend in Maysville.
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