The Lincoln County Fair and Parade Were a Rousing Success!

 The Lincoln County Fair and Parade were a rousing success!  Thanks to all that participated in setting up floats for the parade, and those that helped decorate and man the booth at the fair.  Join us in a recap of the events as they unfolded.

The Lincoln County Fair Parade was held on July 8th.  Our candidates participated with floats, cars and walkers, and the Lincoln County Democrats Club had a float, as well.  Here are some highlights:

 Ayanna Shivers, 10th Senate District candidate.  A great lady with a beautiful smile.

Ayanna Shivers, 10th Senate District candidate.  A great lady with a beautiful smile.

 Ayanna's truck in the process of decorating.

Ayanna's truck in the process of decorating.

 Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln Counties, greeting a future voter.

Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln Counties, greeting a future voter.

 Adam's float being decorated.

Adam's float being decorated.

 Volunteers prepare to hand out promotional bags for the gathering of candy, which were a big hit.

Volunteers prepare to hand out promotional bags for the gathering of candy, which were a big hit.

 Volunteers for Adam's campaign wait for the parade to start.

Volunteers for Adam's campaign wait for the parade to start.

 Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, with volunteers decorating her float.

Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, with volunteers decorating her float.

 Lots of effort goes in to decorating a float, but Amanda's volunteers were up to the challenge.

Lots of effort goes in to decorating a float, but Amanda's volunteers were up to the challenge.

 Amanda had little vehicles....

Amanda had little vehicles....

 ....and big ones.

....and big ones.

 Amanda took some photos with er volunteers....

Amanda took some photos with er volunteers....

 ....and then the wait for the start of the parade began.

....and then the wait for the start of the parade began.

 David Beckham (not THAT David Beckham), candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, District 41, was on hand to meet with the voters.

David Beckham (not THAT David Beckham), candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, District 41, was on hand to meet with the voters.

 Here's David waiting for the start of the parade.

Here's David waiting for the start of the parade.

 Trent Crehshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, has the firm support of his mother, Dottie Crenshaw, Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds.

Trent Crehshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, has the firm support of his mother, Dottie Crenshaw, Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds.

 Dottie oversaw the correct placement of the donkey.

Dottie oversaw the correct placement of the donkey.

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 Trent's union supporters were a great help with his float.

Trent's union supporters were a great help with his float.

 Tom Burkemper stopped by to say hello to both Trent and Dottie.

Tom Burkemper stopped by to say hello to both Trent and Dottie.

 There was time for Trent's volunteers to take a group photo as they waited for the parade to begin.

There was time for Trent's volunteers to take a group photo as they waited for the parade to begin.

 The folks suppoting Prop 1, which will give us a much needed public library system, were there.

The folks suppoting Prop 1, which will give us a much needed public library system, were there.

 Our union folks were there working on their float, and encourage voters to vote NO on Prop A.

Our union folks were there working on their float, and encourage voters to vote NO on Prop A.

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 Crystal Hall was everywhere trying to help folks get lined up for the parade....

Crystal Hall was everywhere trying to help folks get lined up for the parade....

 ....but her mother held down the fort, drove her truck and expressed her thoughts on Prop A.

....but her mother held down the fort, drove her truck and expressed her thoughts on Prop A.

 The Lincoln County Democrats Club was there to promote all our great candidates and initiatives.

The Lincoln County Democrats Club was there to promote all our great candidates and initiatives.

 So many good candidates, it took all sides of the float to promote them all.

So many good candidates, it took all sides of the float to promote them all.

 And what's that I see in the Lincoln County Journal?

And what's that I see in the Lincoln County Journal?

 It's our fearless leader, Betty Shrum, and her trusty sidekick, Andy Young!

It's our fearless leader, Betty Shrum, and her trusty sidekick, Andy Young!

Good job, all!  What a fine showing!

But the fun and educational opportunities weren't over yet.  The Lincoln County Democrats had a booth at the Lincoln County Fair, held July 10th through July 14th.

 It took a while to get it set up.

It took a while to get it set up.

 All the hard work paid off, as it sure looked nice when it was finished.

All the hard work paid off, as it sure looked nice when it was finished.

 We registered voters and had promotional materials and bumpersticks.

We registered voters and had promotional materials and bumpersticks.

 Lots of promotional materials, and fans!

Lots of promotional materials, and fans!

 And t-shirts.  Did we mention the promotional materials?  Yes we did!

And t-shirts.  Did we mention the promotional materials?  Yes we did!

 We had a drawing for many gift certificates.  This drawing was won by  Terry Blair .

We had a drawing for many gift certificates.  This drawing was won by Terry Blair.

 And, of course, we had the traditional counting of the beans.  The lucky guesser who got the closest was Alisha Lewis.

And, of course, we had the traditional counting of the beans.  The lucky guesser who got the closest was Alisha Lewis.

All in all, the parade and fair were a rousing success.  We look forward to seeing you again next year when we'll once again join in celebrating the Lincoln County Fair!