Eyes on the prize
By María Camp for the FCT
The annual Red Bay Founders Day Festival took place Sept. 16 in Bay Tree Park, and many would agree it was well-attended.
A variety of food and craft vendors were on hand, and bands performed throughout the day. The contests of various types, however, might be the most-loved tradition of Founders Day. Winners were named in each contest, including photography, quilts, coloring, cooking, car show and buck dancing.
Winning Pies: 1st place, Mazie Nix, peach; 2nd place, M. Prince, pecan; 3rd place, Debbie Hammock, coconut cream; and Most Unique, Debbie Hammock, banana. Pie contest judges were Andrew Franks, Brenda Turbyfill and Mary Eastep.
- Business Category – 1stplace, Betsy Jarnigan of Red Bay; 2nd place, Phillip Jarnigan of Red Bay; and 3rd place, Glenn Elrod of Vina.
- Buildings Category – 1stplace, Cindy Orrick of Russellville; 2nd place, Wes Jarnigan of Red Bay; and 3rd place, Ponda Pharr of Tremont, Miss.
- Historic Landmarks Category – 1stplace, Glenn Elrod of Vina; 2nd place, Cathy Jarnigan of Red Bay; and 3rd place, Ponda Pharr of Tremont, Miss.
Winning Buck Dance Contestants: 1st place, Roy Lucas of Vina; 2nd place, Charlotte Smith of Red Bay; and 3rd place, Tammy McCalpin of Saltillo, Miss.
- Mayor Charlene Fancher announced her favorite car from the show for this year, a 1967 Chevy SS Camarro owned by Jonathan Hill.
- Best Car: Darren Wallace.
- Best Pickup: James Stockton, 1956 Ford F100 Pickup.
- Best of Show: Tommy Davidson, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria.
- Best Engine: Bobby Canup of Tremont, Miss, 1957 Chevy.
- Best Interior: Lee Page
- Best Paint: Jonathan Hill
- Best Motorcycle: Mike Walters.
- Chicken: 1st place, Hogover; 2nd place, Bust; and 3rd place, Sticky Fingers.
- Ribs: 1st place, Hogover; 2nd place, Blowin’ Smoke; and 3rd place, Bust.
- Brisket: 1st place, Sticky Fingers; 2nd place, Hogover; and 3rd place, Doc’s Smoke and Barbeque.
- Butts: 1st place, Blowin’ Smoke; 2nd place, Sticky Fingers; and 3rd place, Bust.
- People’s Choice: Blowin’ Smoke
- Open Division: 2nd place, Blowin’ Smoke; and 3rd place, Hogover.
- Overall Winner: Sticky Fingers.