Another Fantastic Fair At Cole Camp

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
Floats, antique cars and hundreds of visitors crowded the streets of Cole Camp as they joined together to celebrate the one hundred and third anniversary of the Cole Camp Fair this past weekend. The final night of the three day event was a perfect evening and attracted the largest crowd of the fair.
“It was a great experience,” said Fair Board President Earl Theisen. “The weather was perfect, the people were great and everything went very smoothly.” Theisen has been a member of the Cole Camp Fair Board for over 20 years and the president for nine years.
One of the highlights of the final parade was the announcement of the Grand Prize winning float, a float featuring Aladdin and his Genie.  The float was designed and crafted by the Cole Camp High School Class of 2020.  This year’s theme was “Find the Treasure”.
Also riding in the parade was the 2019 Cole Camp Fair Queen Stephanie Hoon, the daughter of Eric and Joy Knox and Charles Hoon
As always at the Cole Camp Fair, German culture was present in the Jaycee Beer Garden with the Loehnig German Band, from Hermann.
Results from the 2019 Cole Camp Fair 5K/2mile walk included:  5K – Overall winner, Kent Lang, 19:52; Overall female winner, Jen Bigler, 26:22; Fastest local male, Willy Murphy, 21:15; Fastest local female, Tonya Nelson, 26:56; Youngest finisher, Jace Tinney, 7 years old, 37:56; Oldest finisher, Bud Beeson, 79 years old, 40:32.
Walk results included:  Fastest female, Sandy Wessel, 25:36; Fastest male, Robert Lange, 26; Oldest Walker, Mildred Duffy, 83 years old.
“We will have a meeting in November to start planning the 2020 Cole Camp Fair,” Theisen said. “We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers.”