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DeGraff Country Fair begins tonight

The 2013 DeGraff Country Fair begins today and runs through Saturday, with the theme “Pirate Pride.

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Rides open at 5 p.m. today, and the Prince and Princess Pageant and the Junior Queen and Junior King Pageant are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the main stage. Heather Kean performs on the stage prior to the pageants, and J&S Productions hosts karaoke after the contest.

Friday is Family Day at the fair during Riverside School’s in-service day. The Riverside and Mad River Dulcimer Club plays at noon and 1:30 p.m., and the Fantastic Johnny’s perform from 7 to 11 p.m.
Rides will open at noon Friday, and ride bands can be purchased for $10.

Other activities Friday afternoon include story times and a cell phone scavenger hunt at 1:45 p.m. and best dressed pirate contest at 2:30 p.m.

A pep rally begins at 4 p.m. prior to the Riverside Pirates home football game.

Saturday, the DeGraff Fire Department 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk begins at 8 a.m. in front of the fire station. Participants who are younger than 18 must have a signed parental release form.

Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the cost $20 with a T-shirt included while supplies last. Direct questions to Randy McCully at 585-4127.

The Bike and Pet Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Humane Society of Logan County also will set up next to the main stage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with animals available for adoption.

The DeGraff Country Fair Parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, led by grand marshal Mya Hurley.

Saturday’s entertainment line-up includes Danni Lump singing at noon, Molly McIntire performing at 2 p.m., and the community talent show hosted by J&S Productions from 5 to 7 p.m. The band Outrider will play from 7 to 11 p.m.

Baked goods items for the 50/50 auction should be submitted by 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Direct questions to Joyce Barthauer, 585-5447.

The Riverside Lady Pirates softball team host a double elimination corn hole tournament at 2 p.m. Saturday, with registration at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 per team and cash prizes are awarded for the winners.

The fifth annual Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place throughout the fair’s run. Teams may consist of an unlimited number of players, with only eight playing defense.

For fair entry forms and a complete schedule, visit www.degraff-fair.webs.com

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