LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Larry Moorehead was honored, babies were crowned winners — as were goats and dogs — the Moore County High School band played and the Riverchase Posse had a shootout on the square.
And in a flash, Frontier Days has come and gone.
Candy Richard, one of the event organizers, said this year’s annual event — the 53rd — was a success, despite the myriad of weather changes that went from steaming hot to pouring rain and finally to somewhat cooler by the end of the week.
Richard said there were more than 45 vendors this year and a new carnival, which seemed to be a hit.
“Our annual auction did well and congrats to Larry Moorehead for receiving the (Heart of Gold Citizenship) Award from the fce,” said Richard. “The Riverchase Posse shootout and Safety for Kids was enjoyed by more than 150 people.
“There was slow attendance for the rodeo on Friday due to the rain, but there was a great crowd on Saturday. We hope that the fireworks being shot earlier than advertised did not disappoint too many people.”
There were 13 boys and girls in Saturday’s Baby Contest. That included six children from Moore County, four from Lincoln County, one from Lewisburg, and one from Murfreesboro.
Winners in the annual contests included:
Girls Baby Contest 0-12 Months
1st Place 0-12 months: Izabella Shreve
2nd Place 0-12 months: Ella Grace Kennamer
3rd Place 0-12 months: Nilynson Grace Pitts
Girls Baby Contest 13-24 Months
1st Place 13-24 months: Trinity Faith White
2nd Place 13-24 months: Heaven Leigh Howell
3rd Place 13-24 months: Harpee Grace Champlin
Boys Baby Contest
1st Place: Bryson English
2nd Place: Owen LeMaster
3rd Place: Keagan Martin
Best in Show and 1st Place Pet Trick: Maggy, 6-year-old female mixed breed belonging to Ann and Doug Barncard of Lynchburg.
1st Place Oldest Dog and Owner-Pet Look-alike: Hannah, 8-year-old female Chihuahua belonging to Stephanie Hill of Flintville.
1st Place Largest Dog, Most Spots, Longest Tail, Longest Hair, and Second Place Pet Trick: Murray, 3-year-old male Border Collie belonging to Allison LeMaster of Shelbyville.
1st Place Smallest Dog: Toby, 3-year-old male Miniature Poodle belonging to Terry Fitzgerald of Midway.
1st Place Youngest Dog: Hubble, 1-year-old male Puggle (Beagle-Pug mix) belonging to Matthew Glick of Winchester.
Best in Show and 1st Place Largest: Mickey, 2-month-old male Boer goat belonging to Katrina Douglas of Lynchburg.
1st Place winner Biggest Ears: Charlie, 6-week-old male belonging to Emree English of Fayetteville.