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Red Bay celebrates Founders Day with plenty of entertainment for all

The 2022 Red Bay Founders Day festival activities included plenty of fun for all – live music, food, contests, vendors, train rides and more.

Contests included photography, quilting, coloring and fried pies.

Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show

  • Phil Segraves won Best of Show for his 1969 Roadrunner.
  • Steve Christian won Best of Show in the truck category for his 1965 Ford F100.
  • Briggs Arrington won the Mayor’s Choice award for his 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA.
  • Daniel Hayden McKinney won Best of Show in the motorcycle division for his Heritage Soft Town Deluxe.

Photography Contest

  • Colton Faulkner won first place in the youth – law enforcement category.
  • Dakota Fowler won first place in the youth – doctor category, as well as first place in the youth – emergency department category.
  • Dalton Faulkner won first place in adult – law enforcement category.
  • Ponda Pharr won first place in the adult – firefighting category, as well as Best in Show for that photograph. She also won second place for the law enforcement category.

Quilt Contest

  • Wanda Hargett, of Russellville, won first place for her hand-quilted country sampler. She also won the Judges Choice Award, as well as first place, in the machine-quilted category for her quilt titled “Where is my hankie?”
  • Jearldine Lucius won first place in the antique hand-quilted category.
  • Joyce Orrick won Best in Show for her Martha Washington quilt. She also won second place in the vintage pattern category, as well as first place in the hand-appliqué category.
  • Deloris Davis won first place in the vintage pattern category.
  • Dorothy Lofton won first place in the mixed quilting technique category.
  • Terry Holt won first place in the best design category.

Coloring Contest

Kindergarten through first grade:

  • Cutler Pharr, Vina, won first place. His teacher, Monyca Guin, won $25 for her classroom.
  • Brycelyn Bynon, Belgreen, won second place.
  • Declan McKinney, Red Bay, won second place.
  • Grayson Thrasher, Vina, won third place.

Second through third grade:

  • Sam Henson, Red Bay, won first place. His teacher, Mrs. Cox, won $25 for her classroom.
  • Adriana Humphres, Red Bay, won second place.
  • Egan Raper, Vina, won an Honorable Mention.

Fried Pie Contest

Best-tasting:

  • Ponda Pharr, apple pie.
  • Sarah Seaham, apple pie and cherry pie.

Most unusual:

  • Deborah Townsend, first for pineapple and third for pecan.
  • Destiny Johnson, second for banana coconut.
  • Madison Orrick, third for smores.
  • Tammy McAlpin, third for cookie batter.

Best in Show:

  • Deborah Townsend

Pageant

  • Miss Founders Fest: Emma Nichols, daughter of Richard and Leigh Anne Nichols
  • Baby Mr. Founders Fest: Oliver Sitton, son of Shaun and Danica Sitton
  • Mr. Founders Fest: Winston Rice, son of William and Angel Rice
  • Baby Miss Founders Fest: Penelope Gathings, daughter of Arlena and Dontavious Gathings
  • Toddler Miss Founders Fest: Paisley-Kate Oliver, daughter of Darren and Ashley Oliver
  • Tiny Miss Founders Fest: Piper White, daughter of Patrick and Amber White
  • Mini Miss Founders Fest: Scarlette Epperson, daughter of Justin and Alanis Epperson
  • Little Miss Founders Fest: Hannah Jones, daughter of Jonathan and Victoria Jones
  • Petite Miss Founders Fest: Audrey Watts, daughter of Zach and Melissa Hall
  • Pre-Teen Miss Founders Fest: Ceagann Wilson, daughter of Cody and Cortney Wilson
  • Teen Miss Founders Fest: Amelia Tooley, daughter of Misti Thomas
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