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Roby Fair a huge success

Photo by Rosanna Hathaway
The Grand Marshals for the 2019 Roby Fair Parade were Jim and Patsy Niebreugge.


By Rosanna Hathaway

Roby Fair held its biggest event in years!
Children played carnival games for prizes, rode power wheels around the race track, petted lots of animals including an alpaca, rode ponies, tested their skills with a mechanical bull and raced their friends up an inflatable obstacle course. Heartland Helicopters were there providing rides for all to enjoy. 
In addition to all the fun, the annual "Roby Nationals" softball tournament hosted five teams and the volleyball tournament was brought back, with the Roby Baptist Church winning over six other teams. The parade lasted over 30 minutes with a great lineup of roller skaters, floats, tractors, horses, other vehicles and more, led by our Grand Marshals, Jim and Patsy Niebreugge. 
Morning entertainment was provided by the Band ONE. Mrs. Armstrong entertained the crowd in the afternoon with gospel music, and ages 2-72 enjoyed dancing the night away with music provided by DJ Lew from the Road Show.
Over 25 vendors traveled from towns far and near, (Mtn. View, Salem, Waynesville and Lebanon) along with many local vendors. It was a great time for churches to outreach, school groups to fund raise and local businesses to sell or promote their goods and services.   
The Citizen Center hosted a fundraiser breakfast, there were six or more lunch vendors and a whole hog was roasted for the fair fundraiser dinner. It is estimated that over 1,500 were in attendance. The Roby Fair Board thanks all that participated and came out to make this event successful. Photos and more information are available on the Roby Fair Facebook page.
Photo by Shari Harris
The pig didn’t need to be greased to run a bunch of energy out of these youngsters at the Roby Fair.
Some of the winners at the fair included:
Sack Races – Oscar Phillips and Chloe Cook, Charles Fraley and Adelyn Phillips
Turtle Races- Joshiah Sutton
3 Legged Race- Adelyn and Evy Phillips
Watermelon Eating Contest (younger group) - Daniel Sutton; (older group) - LJ Sutton (third year in a row)
Greased pig winners received a medal and a pig – (Ages 3-4) Haylee Thompson; (Ages 5-7) Presley Wade; (Ages 8-12) Jed Plank and Ben Sutton; (Ages 13-17) Arden Lynch; and (Adults) Don Bilderback (second year in a row).

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