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More snapshots from Friday at the Fair

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – Friday at the fair once again included a fireworks show by Young Explosives.

These photos were taken near the livestock barns.

The fireworks went off at about 10 p.m. and helped keep a big crowd at the fairgrounds.

The Who Dats put on an entertaining show at the main stage. Ed Hilfiker, right, plays the guitar and Lonnie Froman is the leader singer. John Borello, center, is also a guitarist.

Ed Hilfiker is silhouetted on the main stage during the Who Dats concert.

Aaron Robinson plays the drums for the Who Dats. Another band member includes Marty Hobbs on bass.

A 1947 Cadillac is among about 100 classic cars in a cruise in on Friday evening at the fair.

The Troll Diggers Practice Squad race to the grease pole and begin their climb. The team made it to the top in 27 seconds. They had already qualified for today’s championships.

Andrew Jones touches the top of the grease pole while standing on Isaiah Jenks’ shoulders. These photos were taken from a lift.

The competition draws several hundred people, perhaps more, as a finale to the fair each night.

Craig Calliste of Lyndonville makes his way up the grease pole for the Udder Suckers, a team of mostly former 4-H’ers who showed dairy animals.

Craig Calliste and the Udder Suckers made it to the top in 1:12. That earned the team a spot in tonight’s championships. Calliste is climbing over Noah Preston, who stands on Theo Irwin. Jonathan Trembley is the base for the team.