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Monday, May 2, 2016

Old Settlers Day: Hometown Pride

Friday, September 28, 2012

Baby contest winners are: First place, back row, left to right, Tinley Jade Stine Howze, Iola, Aria Dotche-Tobge, Pittsburg; front row, left to right, Riley Whisenhunt, Fort Scott, Brayden Herring, Devon, Sky Walker, Uniontown, Cash Tyler Pitts, Fort Scott.(Submitted Photo)
Once again the volunteers of Uniontown came together to show its "Hometown Pride." The 107th Old Settlers Celebration was a huge success, thanks to all the volunteers who came together to put on this event.

Saturday began with many watching the erecting of the circus tent before going to the fishing derby. Even with the showers, there were 13 kids entered in the derby.

Culpepper and Merriweather Circus shows were enjoyed in the afternoon.

Second Place Baby contest winners are,left to right, Kaidden Mathews Hathaway, Fort Scott; Sydney Hull, Chanute; Olivia Woods, Uniontown; Kreedyn Buckman, Fort Scott; Maelee Ruth Miller, Uniontown.(Submitted Photo)
Saturday evening was the Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to benefit the All American Cheerleaders and the Uniontown Saddle Club's 26th Annual Ranch Rodeo. The evening was capped off with a Teen Dance hosted by Daniel and Patty Johns.

The Community Church Service in the park, hosted by Uniontown First Missionary Baptist Church, kicked off events on Sunday and was followed by a hog roast sponsored by the Uniontown Walkers Relay for Life team. The Dice Run was sponsored by Uniontown High School Senior Class. That evening brought gospel music by Robert and Cheri Bruner and Holy Cow and the Uniontown Saddle Club's Youth Rodeo.

Monday dawned bright and warm with the horseshoe pitching contest and baby contest taking place in the park followed by the parade with Laura Graham as Grand Marshal. Color Guard for the parade was Tech. Sgt. James Whisenhunt, graduate of Uniontown High School, inflight refueling instructor, 190th Air Refueling Wing, and Airman First Class Settanni, St. Mary's, Air Transportation.

Picnic dinners, provided by many vendors after the parade, were followed with much visiting, reminiscing and waiting for games, recognition of "Old Settlers," and winners of the raffles and merchant drawings. Following is a list of winners for the weekend events:

Fishing Derby: 7 and under: 1st Olivia Huhman, 2nd Kari Graham; 8-12: 1st Brendan Herring, 2nd Madelyn Huhman; 13-16: 1st Alex Huhman; Largest Fish: Jaxon Pitts, 17 inches; Smallest Fish: Candence Hull 4 1/4 inches.

Horseshoe Pitching: 1st Terry Johnston, 2nd Russ Davidson, 3rd Jeff Hull

Baby Contest:

Girls 0-6 months: 1st Riley Whisenhunt, daughter of Carissa Jones, Fort Scott; 2nd Sydney Hull, daughter of Jason Hull and Megan Robinson, Chanute. Girls 6-12 months: 1st Tinley Jade Stine-Howse, daughter of Vincent and Megan, Iola; 2nd Maelee Ruth Miller, daughter of Ryan and Tommie Miller, Uniontown. Girls 12-18 months: 1st Aria Dotche-Togbe, daughter of Katie Kness, Pittsburg; 2nd Olivia Woods, daughter of Audrey Dixon, Uniontown.

Boys 0-6 months: 1st Brayden Herring, son of Danika Herring, Devon. Boys 6-12 months: 1st Cash Tyler Pitts, son of Brandon and Brandi Pitts, Fort Scott; 2nd Kaidden Mathews Hathaway, son of Willie and Crystal Hathaway, Fort Scott. Boys 12-18 months: 1st Sky Walker, son of Rachel Walker, Uniontown; 2nd Kreedyn Buckman, son of Candice Wyatt, Fort Scott.


Best Church Float: 1st Uniontown United Methodist Church - 147 years in Uniontown, we have lots of "Remember When;" 2nd American Baptist Women - "Old Town Square - Where we shop, sell our produce and have picnics."

Best Theme: 1st Mayberry Hometown-The Williams Family-Otis, Goober, Gomer, Aunt Bea, Floyd, Opie, Ernest T. Bass, Leon; 2nd Imagination Station Daycare -Where learning, loving and fun come first; 3rd Graham's Kids-Addy Labbe and Jensen Wiebe, homegrown narly pirates that sail the seven seas seeking the treasure of candy; Honorable Mention-Mercy-providing health care for Southeast Kansas since 1886.

Best School Float: 1st Junior Class (2014) - We are the class of 2014, this is our party through time; 2nd Class of 1962-we were seniors then and are seniors now and still cheering for Uniontown School in education, sports and friends made, new and old alike; 3rd Class of 1972 - the greatest graduating class of Uniontown High School, celebrating 40th reunion.

Old Settlers:

Person with Uniontown Address the Longest: Ruth Wilson 97 years.

Oldest Woman: Laura Graham, 99 years.

Oldest Man: Jake Underwood, 92 years.

Couple Married the Longest: Leo and Natalie Comstock, 67 years.

Person Traveling the Farthest: Mark Schubert, 1,508 miles.

Street Games:

Balloon Toss: 5 and under: 1st Trenton Eck and Kenzie Bailey; 2nd Jacob Law and Andrew Martin; 3rd Madison Shepard and Avery Stewart; 7 and under: 1st Allandra Walker and Malachi Rockwod; 2nd Calvin Walker and Paris Zumbrennen; 3rd Brian Morgan and Kation Watkins. 8-11: Trevon Perry and Brenden Herring; 2nd Mia Stewart and Hanna Vonn (tie), Caleb Watkins and Xavier Watkins (tie). 12-15: 1st Colton Sutterby and Jesse Kuns; 2nd Trevon Perry and Joey Cagle; 3rd Anna Long and Tyler Bottoruff (tie), David Bradbury and Zach Schwalm (tie).

Egg Toss: 5 and under: 1st Kenzie Bailey and Sheldon Bailey; 2nd names not given; 3rd Trenton Eck and Allandra Walker.

Seven and under: 1st Kenzie Bailey and Kation Watkins; 2nd Brian Morgan and Steel Bailey; 3rd Riley Allen and Cheylin Crossland. 8-11: 1st Matt Morgan and Hayden Schaaf; 2nd Laney Covey and Annie Brock; 3rd Chris Law and Kaitlyn Hanks. 12-15: 1st Jesse Kuns and Darian Herring; 2nd Brenden Herring and Gavin O'Brien; 3rd Ben George and Megan Kirchner.

Adult: 1st Matt Wood and Shawn Wilkinson; 2nd Emily Kerchner and Susan George Dunkleberger; 3rd Kayla Bartlett and Jeffrey Irwin.

Foot Races: 5 and under: 1st Trenton Eck; 2nd Madison Shepard; 3rd Lennox Vonn.

Seven and under: 1st Cheylin Crossland; 2nd Brian Morgan; 3rd Genesis Walker.

Eight-11: 1st Mia Stewart; 2nd Malachi Vann; 3rd Alex Brock.

Twelve -15: 1st David Bradbury; 2nd Zach Johnson; 3rd Alex Huhman.

Adult: 1st Chad Hays; 2nd Jeremy Walker; 3rd Matt Brock.

Turtle Race: 8 and under: 1st Cooper Brillhart; 2nd Laney Covey; 3rd Destiny Walker.

Park Games:

Bubblegum Blowing: 5 and under: 1st Mason Mitzer; 2nd Madison Shepard; 3rd (tie) Trenton Eck and Alaina Jo Brock.

Six-10 Girls: 1st Claire Holt; 2nd Annie Brock; 3rd (tie) Angie Zumbrunnen and Paige Mason. 6-10 Boys: 1st Rhett Reed; 2nd Bryce Eck; 3rd Kayden Johnson; 11-15 Girls: 1st Danielle Riley; 2nd Hope Young, 3rd Callie Crystal.

Eleven-15 Boys: 1st Travon Perry; 2nd Alex Brock; 3rd Caleb Stine.

Sixteen and up girls: 1st Shanna Eck; 2nd Donna Farber; 3rd Sally Brock.

Sixteen and up boys: 1st Scott Watkins; 2nd Gene O'Hara; 3rd John Brown.

Watermelon Eating:

Five and under: 1st Trenton Eck; Mason Mitzer; 3rd Anaya Cabrera.

Six-10 girls: 1st Angie Zumbrunnen; 2nd Mason O'Brien; 3rd McKenna Lord.

Six-10 Boys: 1st Hayden Johnson; 2nd Colton Eck; 3rd Bryce Eck.

Eleven-15 girls: 1st Suzeth Cabrera; 2nd Hope Young; 3rd Breanna Gideon.

Eleven-15 Boys: 1st Cale Maher; 2nd Zach Johnson; 3rd Tristan Watkins.

Sixteen and up girls: 1st Christy Bailey; 2nd Alexis Shinn; 3rd Shanna Eck.

Sixteen and up boys: 1st Scott Watkins; 2nd Tracy Watkins, 3rd Gene O'Hara.

Adult Games: Hay Bale Throwing: 1st Matt Wood. Tricycle Race: 1st Steve Comstock, 14.6 seconds. Sunflower Seed Spitting: 1st Tracy Watkins.

FFA Raffle for Scholarship fund: Deb Sellman, Iola; Sarah Long, Fort Scott; Kevin Sutterby, Mapleton; and Graham Hathaway, Devon.

Old Settlers Raffle/Merchant Drawing: There were 72 names drawn for merchant prizes. The winners of the raffle were Lori Warren, Uniontown; Eldon Luker, Uniontown; and Carol George, Redfield.

--Submitted by Sally Johnson, Old Settlers Committee secretary

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