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Huntingtown High students to preside over Calvert Fair


Barstow, MD – The results of the 2014 Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert Scholarship Contest, held Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Barstow, produced a double victory for Huntingtown High School (HHS). Two HHS students—Jordan Mister and Patrick Hirsch—will officially preside over the 2014 Calvert County Fair as Miss Tranquility and Lord Calvert, respectively.

Both Mister and Hirsch earned $1,250 scholarships as a result of the decisions made by a three-judge panel. The judges are all non-county residents.

The first runner-up in the Miss Tranquility contest was Kyra Lowery and the second runner-up was Erica Sandridge. The first runner-up in the Lord Calvert competition was Michael Marinaccio and the second runner-up was Gabriel W. Smith. Lowery and Marinaccio received $500 scholarships while Sandridge and Smith will receive $250 scholarships.

While there were only three Lord Calvert contestants, in addition to the three selectees, nine other young women participated in the Miss Tranquility contest. They were Saya Scott, Mignon Kim, Amanda Whitney Bland, Morgan Lang, Meghan R. Michael, Nora Steuart, Sydney Buckmire, Brianna Nicole Powell, Brittany Purcell and Michaela Susan Smith.

The 2014 Calvert County Fair will officially open Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. with the official opening ceremonies scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday is both Feed the Needy Night and Sneak Preview night at the fair. The carnival will open at 5 p.m. Fairgoers may ride all evening for the just $10. Entry to the fair is only $1 on opening day or bring a 14 ounce or larger can of food and get in free.

The Calvert County Fair Idol contest will begin Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the pavilion. The annual contest will conclude Saturday night, Sept. 27.

Thursday, Sept. 25 is Senior Citizens and Special Needs Day, featuring the Red Hat Parade, a live performance by Jim Rockin’ Elvis Godbold, the crowning of the Senior King and Queen and free lunch for seniors and special needs individuals.

Friday, Sept. 26 is the Calvert County Fair’s 26th annual Youth Day. Anyone under 18 will be admitted free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be continuous live entertainment at the pavilion throughout the day. There will be special ticket prices in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and children may register to win a free bicycle. The youth attending the fair Friday have been challenged to “provide a mountain of food to feed the hungry.” The youngsters are each asked to bring a can of food with them to the fair.

Motorists should note that on Friday and Saturday local law enforcement will have a special traffic pattern in place on Route 231 near the fairgrounds. No left turns will be allowed into the fairgrounds parking lot. Motorists traveling on Route 2/4 to instead turn at Sixes Road to access eastbound Route 231.

Saturday, Sept. 27 is Family Day at the fair. The morning schedule includes various children’s contests, a corn hole contest, live entertainment, the 4-H livestock auction and the draft horse pull. Members of the Washington Redskins Alumni are also scheduled to be at the fair to meet and greet with fans.

The final day of the Calvert County Fair is Military Day and free gate admission is offered to active and retired military personnel with the proper identification. The 4-H and livestock awards program, wood carver auction featuring the works of Dennis Beach and a live performance by Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band are some of the events on the schedule.

Ongoing entertainment features at the fair includes Aussie Kingdom, Fast Action Motorsport NASCAR Racing, duck and pig races and the Granpa Cratchet Puppet Show.

The Calvert County Fairgrounds are located on Route 231 in Barstow. Regular admission is $5 for adults (12 and up), 11 and under free. Parking is free and no pets are allowed.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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